Wrist watches are stylish and portable and useful. They can make life easier for those with an obsession with staying ahead of the clock and managing the daily hectic schedules. A wristwatch is likely to be one of your most valuable investment options. Its evolution over time has been swift, bearing in mind the advancements in technology. Breil timepieces are among the the top brands of watches.
Patek Phillips made the first watch in 1868. It was in 1888 that Louis Cartier developed the first wristwatch for women that was made of diamonds and wearing a gold bracelet. The Santos-Dumont style watch from Cartier received a lot of attention, and by 1911, this kind of watch was made available for large-scale consumption on the market.
The first wristwatches were round-shaped. As time passed, the watches began to evolve with Movado offering the “Polypan” shape watch. Patek Phillips introduced the rectangular -shaped watch called “clock reference no. 1593” to the market. The year 1913 saw a variety of other watches sold on the market worldwide. A variety of designs and size of watches began to be made and sold to the general public.
With the emergence of new brands into the field of innovation watchmaking, watches were getting fast overhauls. Certain watches were more sought-after than others, such as Constantin, Patek Phillipe and Cartier.
Movado designed an armoury wristwatch with a protective grids over the glass, to give it more durability, in 1912. And in 1914 the first alarm clock was launched by Eterna.
However, when the dawn came of a new watch manufacturer that was able to compete with the others, they were left to fend for themselves. Rolex made its debut on the scene of wristwatch making in 1920. Rolex was first introduced to the market through its stylish “Rolex Prince” that utilized its “dual timing” feature, a ground-breaking step that enabled it to gain great recognition. Its most notable characteristic was”second sector “second sector” that was bigger in size than “minute sector” which was not previously attempted before. The watch was followed later with “Rolex Oyster” the first wristwatch.
The development of “Reverse” by Jaeger Le Coultre was thought to be revolutionary because it was able to be rotated to an angle of 360 degrees degrees inside its case, effectively safeguarding both the glass and the gears on its dial.
John Hardwood invented the first automatic wristwatch in 1923. World War II saw even more technologically advanced watches made. Omega had provided both British and American soldiers with wrist watches during World War I. This supply of wristwatches to soldiers was continued through Hamilton, Omega and Breitling in 1946, during times of war.
1953 saw the creation of the first battery-powered watch made by Lips and the first electronic watch was made by Hamilton in the year 1957. The next step was to see more innovations when it came to the creation of watches, such as watches that had a date display on the face of the watch, were constructed of stainless steel and had an LCD built into the watches and made use of the electronic tuning fork for operation.
All of this and all this and more is why wristwatches have to offer as a rich tradition. Some of the most important innovations in this area could be the result of just a handful of large firms however the credit belongs to everyone who contributed to the creation of ever-expanding watches we observe today.