Wristwatches and Pocket Watches

Wristwatches and pocket watches not only serve as timekeepers but are now often worn like a piece of jewellery. The designs that are available at ars mundi range from classically elegant versions to watches featuring well-known artists' motifs on the dials.

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Wristwatches and Pocket Watches

Wristwatch and Pocket Watch: From Timepiece to Fashionable Accessory

The mechanical wristwatch had established itself around the middle of the 19th century. In the beginning, it was mainly women who wore a wristwatch, while men still mainly used pocket watches. After wristwatches gained importance at the beginning of the 20th century, especially in the military, they prevailed over pocket watches in all social classes. From a technical perspective, wristwatches also continued to evolve - from purely mechanical movements with manual winding to automatic movements and electronic movements with digital displays. For some years now, smartwatches have even taken over some of the functions of smartphones, allowing users to read e-mails or even conduct payments.

The Wristwatch - a Fashionable Accessory

Wristwatches no longer solely serve the purpose of showing the time. In addition to their many technical capabilities, they are now increasingly considered as a fashion accessories and worn like a piece of jewellery. Watch lovers often own various models that they wear to match their wardrobe, for example, with elegant suits or sporty-casual attire. It is not uncommon for valuable materials such as gold, silver, platinum or precious stones to be used for both men's and women's watches. Among collectors, wristwatches are highly sought after for their high quality and technical refinements.

Chronometer Art: Wristwatches With Motifs by Famous Artists

For all art enthusiasts, we offer wristwatches with dials featuring famous motifs from art history or inspired by well-known artistic styles. With these small yet highly authentic cut-outs from famous paintings, you can always carry your favourite painting everywhere you go. Among others, you will find the motifs of works by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian and Claude Monet and various designs in the Bauhaus style. When you buy such a wristwatch, you prove a sense of style and make a discreet statement for art. High-quality components such as stainless steel cases, sapphire glass or a leather watch strap ensure that you will enjoy your watch for a long time.