The First Swiss Wristwatch Ever Made

You might think the first wristwatch was for a man? Nope, it would be many decades before that transfer took place when pocket watches moved to the wrist during WWI.
The first Swiss wristwatch ever made was way back in 1868. Patek Philippe began production of its first wristwatch: an ornate affair with a baguette-shaped, key-wound movement called Caliber 27368. It had a cylinder escapement and eight jewels. The watch’s case and bracelet were made of yellow gold. The dial was protected by a hinged cover adorned with large diamonds; more diamonds flanked both sides of the dial. In 1873, Patek Phillipe delivered the watch to the Countess Koscewicz of Hungary. The watch is now in the company’s museum.

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