Watchmaking Industry

With a history dating back centuries, it has continuously evolved to blend tradition with cutting-edge technology. This captivating industry is a testament to human ingenuity, producing not just timekeeping devices but also works of art. Dive into the intricate world of horology, where every tick of the clock is a testament to human dedication and the pursuit of perfection.

Watchmaking Industry FAQ

The first wristwatch was made in 1810 by Abraham-Louis Breguet for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples.

The most complicated watch ever made is the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260, which has 57 complications and took eight years to create.

The most expensive watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010, which fetched $31 million in 2019.

The oldest watchmaking company in continuous operation is Blancpain, which was founded in 1735.

The first quartz watch was the Seiko Astron, which was launched in 1969 and revolutionized the watch industry.