Notable facts from the world of watches.
Jewelry and watch makers have recently made wide use of a material that is quite new in the luxury goods field. The unique qualities of this platinum-group metal will make one wonder why it has stayed in the shade for so long. The name of the ‘mysterious’ metal is palladium. It was first identified in […] Read more
Allergic reactions from nickel has raised serious concerns in the European Community, which is why it started drafting a legislation that the goal of which was to control materials such as nickel. Thus a certain number of countries have started taking measures regarding different objects made of metals that might include nickel. Denmark was the […] Read more
According to the recent market research, more people make use of electronic devices displaying time, with a cell phone, an iPod or a BlackBerry found on the top of the list. The research also showed that young people, in particular, prefer to spend their money on other types of accessories, such as hand bags and […] Read more
In the watchmaking industry nickel is used together with stainless steel. The latter is a material watchmaking companies use to create water-resistant cases. However both nickel and watchmaking have a lot of other tangency points as well. Nickel Throughout History An alloy made of nickel, copper and zinc, named “nickel silver,” for more than 150 […] Read more
Swiss watchmaking industry has always been the home of both glamorous and complicated timepieces. No wonder the most exclusive and elegant watch models were created by the magicians from Switzerland. The development of extremely expensive and sophisticated watches represents a long tradition within the relatively short historical period, which in fact began at the second […] Read more
Did you know that Breguet was the most preferred watch of the Russian Tsars and it was also worn by Napoleon at Waterloo? Did you know that when Sir Edmund Hilary climbed Mt. Everest (the first human to conquer the mountain) in 1953 he wore Rolex Oyster? Watches were always linked with time, however time […] Read more
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