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DUGENA Orderbook 2018 English

THE HISTORY OF THE WATCH

THE HISTORY OF THE WATCH Milestones ... The first, relatively simple chronometers were water clocks, sun dials and hourglasses. By the year 1000, Pope Sylvester I is said to have built the first gear train clock. In historiography, these watches were first mentioned by poets and philosophers by 1300 A.D. 1336 in Milan the first church clock stroke 1511 in Nuremberg Peter Henlein manufactured the first wearable watch 1640 the first Black Forest clocks became known 1656 the pendulum clock was invented 1680 the first minute hand moved 1770 first clock with automatic winding-up 1800 the first second hand moved 1860 in the course of increasing industrialization, the series production of German watches started 1912 the first wrist watches hit the market 1923 the first automatic wristwatch was built in England 1934 German physicists presented the first quartz watch 1952 the first electronic wristwatch was developed by the German Chronometry Society 1970 Start of the mass production of quartz wristwatches 56 I HISTORICAL

CERAMIC WATCHES CERAMIC WATCHES The term ceramics refers to materials that are bonded to solid products by a firing process above 900 °C. Already in antiquity, clay and porcelain played an important role. In the 1980s, ceramic was discovered as an alternative material for watches. Due to the pleasant feel of the material, its high scratch resistance and the beautiful, unique shine, these watches enjoy a constant popularity. CERAMIC WATCHES I 57

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