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In the 1920s, digital Pocket watches made their appearance, marking the hours and minutes by means of digits engraved on white paste disks, visible through dial windows or apertures protected by a thin sheet of transparent celluloid. This system was also applied to some wristwatches of the same period. They have not ceased to be a novelty without more transcendence. You'll find similar models in our collection of modern Pocket watches. 

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The political and religious influence that prevailed in Europe from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century is no stranger to the heyday of the watch industry. Watchmaking began in Switzerland, thanks to JEAN CALVIN, who, with his rules of austerity, which forbade any display of ostentation and wealth, especially in the wearing of jewelry, forced goldsmiths to survive by becoming humble and austere watchmakers. The watchmaking industry incipiently Swiss, took advantage of the expulsion of the Huguenots from France in 1685 to offer them asylum in Geneva. Among those welcomed were a large number of outstanding French watchmakers who moved...

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Louis Bréguet was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 1747. At the age of 15, he left for Paris where he studied various disciplines, mathematics, astrology, horlogy, etc.He began his industrial career by marrying a wealthy heiress and establishing his first watch factory in Paris. Using a novel system, he hired the most expert and renowned horlogers and master watchmakers, who made his brilliant and innovative ideas possible.In 1786, he moved to London and set up a center where high-quality Pocket watches and chronometers were manufactured. In 1789, he returned to Paris, where he remained until 1793, when he fled for...

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The Gold Pocket watch by Frenchman Boussot de Villeneuve, which belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte until his death in Santa Elena, was "inherited" by his personal physician, who cared for him in his last days, Dr. Antommarchi, along with other personal belongings of the emperor, and moved to Cuba with his belongings where he established his residence. Many years later, the heirs of Dr. Antommarchi, offered as a gift wedding gift to Commander Raul Castro Ruz, the Pocket watch that belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte. Later, the President of the Council of State of Cuba, donated this timepiece to the Napoleonic Museum...

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Can you imagine for a moment a pure steamer taking out his smartphone or consulting his connected watch on his wrist ⌚ to know the time? No of course not! Walking up his chain, the steamer elegantly grabs his watch from the gusset of his vest or pants, gently opens the clamshell and tells you, "I'm late, always late! "if he's the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland or "In fifteen minutes, there's a showing of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in Eldorado, how about that? "if it's normal.The Pocket watch has gradually disappeared since the beginning of the...

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