Luxury watches are one of the world’s most cherished and celebrated status symbols but not many realise just how heritage soaked and illustrious many of the leading names in the horological industry truly are but this superb infographic from one of the UK’s leading luxury watch suppliers, The Watch Gallery.
For example, not many people know that the world’s oldest luxury watchmaker, Blancpain, is well over two hundred years old, having been originally founded in 1735.
There are many interested facts to be gleamed from this engaging Evolution of Luxury Watches infographic in addition to the dates in which the world’s most revered watchmakers were founded, such as the date of the first wristwatch in space, how Breitling developed the first stopwatch and the dawn of the first ever electric wristwatch from Pulsar. It really is interesting to see just how old some of the leading luxury watchmakers are and how many were in their formative stages around the same time that Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States.
You can see the full version of this interesting infographic below:
You can read more about this infographic – HERE.