For many watch enthusiasts, the topic they have been discussing all the time, which watch brands can be called real watches? Which watches are the top watch brands? However, they don’t know the founders behind these famous watches, let’s take everyone to understand the founders of these famous watches! Mr. Antoine Norbert De Patek (left) and Mr. Adricn Philippe (right)
Patek Philippe Founder
The founder of Patek Philippe, Antoine Norbert de Patek, was originally a revolutionary who opposed the Russian rule in Poland in 1831. After the Polish Revolution failed, he fled to France, settled in Geneva, Switzerland, and started working in the watch industry. In 1839, he opened the Patek Watch Company. In 1844, Anthony Patek and Francois Czapek met at an exhibition in Paris. At that time, Jane Philippe had designed pocket watches with a very thin case, and without the use of traditional spoons for winding and adjustment. This kind of pocket watch was ignored at the exhibition, but Anthony Patek was deeply attracted by its new design. After a conversation, the two immediately reached an intention to cooperate. In this way, Jane Philippe joined Patek.
Jul Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, founders of Audemars Piguet
UdeAudemars Piguet, founder of Audemars Piguet
In 1875, two young talented watchmakers, Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, were determined to work together to develop the precision watch industry in the Swiss watch resort Jura, and formally founded the Audemars Piguet Watch Factory; and in December 1881, On 17th, Audemars, Piguet Cie is established in Le Brassus.
The Audemars Piguet table is made up of the first letters A and P of their last names. The two were trained in the Jurassic Valley to become professional sanders, and were committed to developing the most sophisticated parts of watchmaking. At the beginning of the watch factory, the two forward-looking Audemars Piguet watchmakers have decided not to be part suppliers of the watch factory, and took the lead in developing complete watches; in 1882, the first bag equipped with a perpetual calendar device was created. The installation of watches fully reflects their aggressiveness and wit. With their entrepreneurial spirit, they focus on manufacturing Audemars Piguet’s complex watches and carry out a series of strategic marketing, making Audemars Piguet watches the brand with the most invented records of complex watches in the world today.
创始人 Founder of Earl Piaget
In 1874, Georges Edouard Piaget started with movement manufacturing. In 1940, Piaget’s grandson opened up the international market for the development of Piaget. In 1956 Piaget introduced an ultra-thin movement. Since the 1960s, Piaget has devoted itself to the research of complex movements while developing the design of top jewelry. From designing and making wax models to setting gems, Piaget has always adhered to the principle of excellence. Its cuff watches and coin watches are exceptionally designed and are treasures of Piaget. Currently under the Swiss Richemont Group. Count Earl and Earl entered the Fine Jewelry Hall more than 50 years ago. Since then the earl is not just a surname, but a synonym for in-depth professional knowledge. The fascinating watches and accessories are carefully crafted artworks that took hundreds of hours of craftsmanship, and probably only in this way can they live up to the reputation of PIAGET. Whenever we look back on the count’s more than 130 years of history, there is a kind of enthusiasm condensed in jewellery and time, that breath is moving.
创始人 Jaeger-LeCoultre founder
The LeCoultre family gave birth to a boy, Antoine, in 1803. He started as an apprentice in his father’s smithy, and devoted himself to gear manufacturing technology and metallurgy. In 1833, he founded a craft workshop in the town of Le Sentier and left the family business. By 1860, his company had reached more than 100 people, specializing in the production of precision watches and clocks, and launched hundreds of watch movements, thus establishing his position in the Swiss watch industry. In 1903, when Antoine was 100 years old (of course he did not live that time, but he did receive one of the best birthday gifts), his grandson Jacob David and Jaeger-LeCoultre (Edmon Jaeger) co-founded today’s Jaeger LeCoultre factory.
创始人 Vacheron Constantin, founder of Vacheron Constantin
Under these circumstances, Jean-Marc Vacheron, the founder of Minjiang Stanton, started his watch apprenticeship. Jean-MarcVacheron was born in Geneva in 1731. His childhood dream was to become an outstanding watchmaker. In 1755, after Jean-MarcVacheron entered the school for ten years, he finally became a qualified watchmaker. The Prophet’s insightful and extreme watchmaking craftsmanship eventually led to the establishment of the Cabinotier Workshop in Switzerland, a watch and clock kingdom that is full of humanities and talents, and founded Vacheron Constantin, which is famous for its emphasis on the humanistic spirit and historical heritage.
Founder of Rolex (Switzerland, 1908)
Rolex is a well-known Swiss watch manufacturer, formerly known as Wilsdorf and Davis, and was run by a German Hans Wilsdof and a British Alfred Davis in London in 1905. Registered in 1908 by Hans Wilsdof in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and renamed ROLEX.
In 1905, he founded his own company, Wilsdorf and Davis, a company mainly selling watches, but he also developed his own watches. At 8 am on July 2, 1908, the Rolex trademark was officially registered. The first Rolex watches were immediately valued for their superb technical quality. A small Rolex was awarded a Class A certificate from the KewObservatory in 1914, which is the highest evaluation ever issued by a well-known observatory in the UK. Its accuracy has been recognized, which is a major event worldwide, which has doubled the value of watches in Europe and the United States. Since then, Rolex’s quality has stood for precision.
创始人 Cartier founder (Paris, France, 1847)
The Cartier legend began in 1847. 29-year-old Louis-Francois Cartier (1819 1904) took over from master Adolphe Picard in Paris 29, Rue Montorgueil. In 1846, Louis-Francois registered a diamond-shaped logo surrounded by a heart shape with the initials L and C of his name. Cartier Company, which means the official birth of Cartier, this heart-shaped logo symbolizes the beginning of a legendary love story and luxury kingdom.
Paris at the time, after some turmoil for the throne, restored the glorious past of Huadu, which greatly promoted the prosperity of the Paris jewelry industry. Cartier was fortunate to be recommended by Princess Mathilde, Napoleon III’s young cousin, and the business was growing. In 1902, Cartier’s store opened from Paris to London and New York, and New York gradually became the headquarters of Cartier Kingdom. According to legend, only two generations, Cartier has become the king of jewelry in the world.
Founder of IWC (Switzerland, 1868)
The founder of IWC is Florentine A. Jones, an engineer based in Boston, USA. He founded the earliest mechanical watchmaking factory in Switzerland in the factory on the Rhine, realizing his novel idea-replacing some manual manufacturing with machinery To produce more precise parts, and then assembled by first-class watchmakers into superb watches.
的 The founder of Schaffhausen IWC in Switzerland is a pioneering American. Since 1868, this Swiss watch factory has been leading the development of watchmaking technology, constantly setting new standards for the extremely complex and precise watchmaking industry. IWC is known as a high-end watch engineer, specializing in manufacturing men’s watches. Classic styles combined with clever design, elegant and delicate, extremely easy to operate-this is the famous IWC.
IWC watch engineers have great enthusiasm for innovations, technological innovations and major developments in the watch industry, and have become the driving force for IWC. In 1885, the only watch factory in eastern Switzerland developed the first pocket watch with a digital display, which caused a worldwide sensation. In 1889, watchmakers from all over the world started fierce competition to create the first watch worn on their hands. During this period, IWC stood out and became the world’s leading watch manufacturer. Based on Schaffhausen, looking at the world is the tenet of IWC. Although IWC is located in a small town far from the center of watchmaking, it still firmly occupies a leading position. Specializing in the manufacture of special timepieces to meet special needs has always been a challenge that the Schaffhausen team is most willing to accept. The special timepieces developed by divers have earned IWC the reputation of an innovative inventor.
创始人 IRARD-PERREGAUX Founder of Girard Perregaux (Geneva, Switzerland, 1791)
芝 Girard Perregaux, one of the top ten watches in the world; Girard Perregaux’s two founders, Jean-Francois Bautte and Constant Girard, are recognized as original watchmakers. At the end of the 18th century, Bautte launched an ultra-thin watch, combining amazingly small and complex parts. Constant is more focused on technological advancement. He continues to design more sophisticated timing mechanisms, and also digs into more complex movements, making the famous Sanjinqiao Tourbillon available.
十 The world famous watch brand ten, Girard-Perregaux ( Girard-Perregaux) The founder of Girard-Perregaux J. F. Bautte produced his first watch in 1791. In 1854, the name Girard-Perregaux was officially born. By the beginning of the 20th century, Girard Perregaux continued to grow in popularity. In 1930, when watch sales exceeded pocket watch sales for the first time, Girard Perregaux’s strategy for developing watches 50 years ago proved to be correct. In 1998, Girard Perregaux established a branch in Japan and a watch was selected as the best watch of the year in Japan. In 2000, Girard Perregaux established branches in the United States.
创始人 OMEGA founder
Omega is an internationally renowned watchmaking company and brand. The English name omega represents the symbol. Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848. In 1848, the birth of the Swiss Confederation, Louis Brandt and La Chaux-de-Fonds began watch assembly work. In 1880, Louis Brand’s sons Louis-Paul and Csar relocated the plant to the area of Biel, which is abundant in manpower, rich in resources and convenient in transportation. Since then, mechanized production, unified specifications of parts, and the introduction of a new division of labor system for assembly work, to make precise and accurate, high quality and reasonable price models. omega classical watch The world-famous Omega 19 made the movement not only became its symbol of excellence after the advent of the movement in 1894, the company was therefore named Omega. Since then, Omega has been a pioneer in the watchmaking industry for more than 150 years with its advanced watchmaking technology.