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Interesting Watch Facts

    “Tudor” brand’s first official year was 1946
   
Omega was the first watch on the moon, when NASA chose it in 1969    
     
    In 1940s, Breitling added a circular slide rule to the bezels of their chronograph models, for use by pilots
     
Breitling was founded in 1884 in Grenchen, Switzerland, by Leon Breitling    
     
    Audemars Piguet was founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet
     
There are 200 lubrication points in the 4130 chronograph movement    
     
    Milgauss has a lightning bolt sweep second hand.
     
“Cornino” refers to the shape of crown guards.    
     
    Rolex Submariner vintage Gilt hands are generally brass base metal covered in gold.
     
“Gilt” means gold or gold plated    
     
    “Swiss T < 25” means that the watch emits less than 25 millicuries of Tritium.
     
The Rolex Daytona movements throughout the 1990s were based on Zenith El Primero movements    
     
    Some 1675 GMT models do not have crown guards
     
Patek Philippe pioneered the split-seconds hand, perpetual calendar, chronograph and minute repeater in watches.    
     
    Omega is the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932.
     
In 2009, Breitling introduced their very first in-house movement, the BR01, used in Breitling Chronomat 01.    
     
    John Travolta is a Breitling spokesperson.
     
LVMH acquired Hublot in 2008.    
     
    Jay-Z partnered with Audemars Piguet to create a limited edition of 100 watches between $23,500 and $69,500
     
Gauss is a magnetic field unit
   
     
    Wimbledon has a digital Rolex clock.
     
The highest price ever paid for any Rolex watch at an auction was about $1,100,000.    
     
    Rolex model 6542 is known as “Pussy Galore”.
     
Rolex Explorer was first offered in 1953    
     
   
Rolex Milgauss has a unique movement caliber.
     
Patek Philippe was founded in 1851    
     
    Omega was founded by Louis Brandt in 1848.
     
James Bond wore the Omega watch since 1995    
     
    Hublot was the official time keeper of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
     
In 2009, Hublot introduced a new method of detecting counterfeit watches using WISeKey smart card.    
     
    Hublot was founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco.
     
The oyster case was invented in 1926.    
     
    In 1954, Rolex introduced the Cyclops magnifying lens at the Basel Spring Watch Fair.
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In 2000, Rolex introduced in-house chronograph movement caliber 4130 used in Daytona.    
     
    Wilsdorf & Davis changed name to Rolex Watch Co. in 1915.

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