Watches are as old as time. The significance of a fine timepiece can add confidence, open connections, and conversations. For years, men and women alike have been fascinated by the intricacies of the world's finest watches.
The first timepiece to be worn was made in the 16th century by German innovator, Peter Henlein. Inventors and engineers focused on developing a mechanical time telling device powered by manually moving the gears. In the late 1770s starting with pocket watches, the automatic movement was invented. Abraham-Louis Perrelet, Swiss Horologist is responsible for the invention of the self-winding mechanism.
It wasn't until the 1960s when the invention of the quartz watch movement started to overtake the timepiece market. Quartz watches are battery powered that run on electricity. This was a big invention for the watch industry and changed how people have been telling time since.
The creativity and designs starting from the Clock-watch, to the Pocket-watch, to the wrist watch, and now even to smart watches is incredible. The designs are endless and only keep coming, but there are a few timepieces that seem to be lasting through the years.
Timepieces such as the Rolex Daytona and Submariners, Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks, Patek Philippe Nautilus, Cartier Tank, Vacheron Constantin models and more, are all timeless. Their designs, movements, and scarcity keep them sought after no matter the era or style.
Since preservation and value is so important among luxury timepieces, the latest trend is alternative watch bands and straps. Not only do rubber watch straps help match certain colors and outfits, but they preserve the value of your OEM bracelet. Additionally, as watches being an expensive investment, it is nice to make the most out of them. Rubber watch straps allow for versatility depending on the activity or weather.