history of watches

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

Since its inception in 1904, the pilot’s watch has been a staple accessory for aviators everywhere.  The watch was conceived by French designer Louis Cartier.  He created the watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a keen aviator, after listening to him complain about how difficult it was to remove a pocket watch while flying a plane.  Cartier decided to help his friend out, and designed the first pilot’s wristwatch.  The rest, as they say, is history. And The Watch Gallery…

The Tourbillon, master complication in watch-making since 1801.

The Tourbillon, master complication in watch-making since 1801.

Watchmaking is an Art old of several centuries. everyIn the heart of the art of watchmaking, the Tourbillon is not only a beautiful piece of human engineering but also a very useful one in the exactitude control. The principle of a Tourbillon   As you can see here above, the tourbillon is a concentrate of ingenuity. It eliminate most of the errors of rate, especially in the vertical position, for a wrist or pocket watch. The principle, despite the fact…