By order of the Chinese government, a national initiative was started in early 1955 to establish a watchmaking industry in the north of the country. The Wuxing would prove to be the humble beginning of what today is probably the largest mechanical watch enterprise in the world.
If you’re in any way interested in clocks, watches and the study of horology, you may have come across a few funny sounding watchmaking words and terms along the way.
Over the coming months we will be serialising some of the articles from our sister site Seagull1963.co.uk. This month we cover the history of watch-making in China
You can easily change a strap or adjust a bracelet at home with nothing more than a few simple tools. Here’s our quick guide to doing both!
The Art of Luxury Watchmaking, compiled by respected luxury lifestyle journalist and watch aficionado Alex Doak, offers you the chance to step into the world of ‘haute horlogerie’.
It wasn’t until 1985 that TAG Heuer actually become TAG Heuer. That was the year Mansour Ojjeh’s TAG Group rescued the original Heuer company from the decade-long Quartz Watch Crisis that began in the late 1970s.
Vostok (which literally means “East” in Russian) is a watchmaker based in Chistopol Russia. The company produces mainly mechanical watches.
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.