The 16th century was known for its acceleration in science, craft and humanism. It was the age of discovery and innovation, with amazing breakthroughs that we still know of today. One of these breakthroughs made by Peter Henlein, is the first handheld watch. Coming from Nuremberg, the epicentre of flourishing craftsmanship, has given him the greatest push he needed. While living in the Monastery he has gained knowledge on astronomy, mathematics and clockmaking, which helped him creating his first watch. 1510 was the year he received great recognition for his creations. Peter Henlein brought a never before seen scale of miniaturisation in clock mechanisms. He was a visionary in his time and was known as the maker of something remarkable, a Pomander watch that still ticks to this day. A watch that made a journey through time.
Anno 1485 - 1542
Peter Henlein brought a great invention in the hands of the noble in the 1500’s. As an inspiration we want to bring this same feeling on the wrists of our customers. The watches of Peter Henlein were given as gifts to important people. In this day of age everyone is equally important and deserves the chance of this luxurious feel. Holding these watches for the first time, with the softest leather straps and the most magnificent shine in natural light, brings the feeling of splendour and class right on your wrist. A fashionable piece with a remarkable past made for you.