Rolex

History of Rolex Watchs

Rolex SA and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis, Rolex moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919. History Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred […]

Omega

Brandt was the great architect and builder of Omega

The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt, who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He sold his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt’s death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and C├ęsar, […]

Switzerland

Trains in Switzerland always leave the station on the full minute

In Switzerland the Swiss railway clock was designed in 1944 by Hans Hilfiker, a Swiss engineer, together with Mobatime, a clock manufacturer, for use by the Swiss Federal Railways as a station clock. In 1953, Hilfiker added a red second hand in the shape of a railway guard’s signaling disc. Technology The clock owes its […]

Citizen once made a series of watches powered only by the temperature

Citizen once made a series of watches powered only by the temperature

Citizen once made a series of watches powered only by the temperature difference between the wearers skin and the ambient air Citizen Eco-Drive Thermo watches were introduced in 1999 and use the temperature difference between the wearer’s arm and the surrounding environment as a power source. The rare Eco-Drive Thermo watches use the Seebeck effect […]