There are different theories about the inventor of the first watch, some say that Napoleon made it for the convenience of marching, some say that Napoleon asked Breguet to design it for his sister, the Queen of Poles, and some say that it was made in 1904. Designed by Cartier in France for pilot friends. (On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers in the United States achieved the first flight in human history), some people say that the world's first watch actually came from Patek Philippe. Sold to Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. Breaking the tradition of pocket watches. It is widely known that in 1918, a Swiss watchmaker named Zana Shanu improved and created a watch under the influence of a soldier in World War I who tied a pocket watch to his wrist for the convenience of viewing the watch.
When it comes to mechanical watches, we have to mention Abraham-Louis Breguet, who made watches for Napoleon's sister above. Breguet has the title of "Watch King" in the industry, and also has the reputation of "Father of Modern Watchmaking". Because Breguet has invented more than 70% of the technology in the industry, its three most representative inventions of the three complex functions are the tourbillon, the perpetual calendar and the minute repeater gong. Whether manual or automatic, Breguet's inventions are historic.
You may think that today’s Swiss brands are full of stars, and each brand has its own high-end characteristics. In fact, at that time, it was just an industrial family industry in the Swiss Jura Valley, and it was no different from today’s small workshops in Wenzhou. Later, the demand for time in World War II became more and more accurate, and the development of mechanical watches also suffered blows and traumas, but it also brought opportunities. The development of mechanical watches made rapid progress, and the sky and ocean were everywhere. reborn from the ashes.