Notable Historical Facts
The company created its timepieces mainly for military use.The world's first anti magnetic watch was created by the famous Swiss watchmaker Tissot.The first and the only watch, chosen by NASA, worn by astronauts in their mission to the moon remains Omega Speedmaster. The Russian and American astronauts wore Omega Speedmaster during the world's first craft meeting of Apollo-Soyuz that took place in 1975.The Oxford Dictionary stated that the word "Time" is the most often used noun in the English language.It compensates watch errors caused by gravity. Even today tourbillon is one of the most sophisticated mechanisms to manufacture.The first wristwatch was invented by Patek Philippe. Until the First World War the wristwatch was considered to be a woman's accessory. Till WW I men wore pocket watches.The first atomic clock that used ammonia was developed in 1949 by the National Bureau of Standards, which is now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.The first wristwatch for men was invented by Cartier. The famous jeweler created a watch for his friend – Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont.When Sir Edmund Hilary climbed Mt. Everest (the first human to conquer the mountain) in 1953 he wore Rolex Oyster.The first mass production of wristwatches was started by Girard-Perregaux.