For centuries, luxury watches have enticed us with their masterly craftsmanship and undeniably hefty price tag. And yet many of us wouldn’t know their historical origins or the high level of technical expertise that producing every luxury timepiece requires. You can, however, head over to ROX Diamonds & Thrills to read an exhaustive list of 100 things to know about luxury watches – we’ve listed some of our favourites below.
The first ‘modern’ wristwatch was made for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary in 1868 by Patek Philippe & Co. and thought to have been derived from the pocket watch, which first became popular in the 16th Century.
It’s from these origins that we have the Swiss watch as it’s known today. Although the underlying mechanical principles have barely changed in 200 years, we have seen significant changes in the technology behind luxury timepieces.
A pioneer of modern timepiece innovation is Hublot, especially when it comes to the materials used. Ranging from titanium to carbon fibre, Hublot isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and experiment with its watches.
Feeling inspired to buy your very own luxury watch after reading these fascinating facts? You might want to check out ROX’s watch buying guide which helps filter through the options so you can find your perfect timepiece.