Posted by Peter Barshtak on September 22, 2011.
Luxury watches are an important part of you. Very exclusive in design and craftsmanship, produced in small numbers, available through only very specialized dealers. In short, these are the Rolls Royce class of timepieces.
Luxury watch manufacturers strive to create timepieces that are as useful as they are beautiful.
These magnificent watches are highly collectible, of superb quality and durability that can be passed down to your children.
For thousands of years, devices have been used to measure and keep track of time. The Ancient Egyptians divided the day into two 12-hour periods, and used large obelisks to track the movement of the Sun. The earliest clocks relied on shadows cast by the sun, so they were not useful in cloudy weather or at night, and required recalibration as the seasons changed if the gnomon was not aligned with the Earth’s axis. The first clock with an escapement mechanism, which transferred rotational energy into intermittent motions, dates back to 3rd century BC ancient Greece, while Arabic engineers invented water clocks driven by gears and weights in the 11th century. Mechanical clocks employing the verge escapement mechanism were invented in Europe at the turn of the 14th century, and became the standard timekeeping device until the spring-powered clock and pocket watch in the 16th century, followed by the pendulum clock in the 18th century. During the 20th century, quartz oscillators were invented, followed by atomic clocks. Although first used in laboratories, quartz oscillators were both easy to produce and accurate, leading to their use in wristwatches.