16 Captivating Facts About Luxury Watches You None Tell You

  • Goldsmith Daniel Jeanrichard first introduced the ‘établissage’ method of watch manufacturing in the 18th century in the Swiss Jura Mountains. This system saw workers fabricating singular components and selling these on to workshops in Geneva. Thus, the whole watches assembled.
  • Geneva was exporting more than 60,000 watches by 1790. Établissage remained the leading watch assembling method until the end of the 19th century in Switzerland.cool stuff to make cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff for rich guyscool stuff to make cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff for rich guys
  • In 1926, Rolex released the Oyster – the first watch with a water-resistant case. To prove its water resistance, English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze wore it when she attempted to swim across the Channel. The swim took over 10 hours and the watch remained in perfect working order.
  • The affordability and rise in popularity of battery-powered, quartz-regulated watches in the late Seventies almost destroyed the Swiss watch industry, often referred to as the “Quartz Crisis” by watch aficionados.cool stuff to make cool stuff for girls random cool stuff cool stuff for rich guys
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