Besides wristwatches, history fascinates me. So, when I delved into the origins of the luxury watch brand, Panerai, I found myself engrossed in a gripping account of elite Italian frogmen and a disaster for the British Navy.
July 1, 1941, Ebbets Field, New York. The Philadelphia Phillies are facing off against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game is being broadcast live and just before the opening ball is thrown the world’s first TV commercial flashes briefly across black and white screens in homes all across America. It is for Bulova watches.
Armand Nicolet was the son of a watchmaker and set up his own Atelier d’Horlogerie in 1875. By 1902 he was producing grand complication pocket watches, one example uses a guilloché rose gold case, enamel dial, mono-pusher chronograph, complete calendar, repeating hours, quarter hours and minutes.
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