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 became established around the middle of the 19th century. In the beginning, it was mainly the ladies who wore a wristwatch, while the men still mainly used pocket watches. After wristwatches had gained importance at the beginning of the 20th century, especially in the military, they prevailed over pocket watches in all social classes. Wristwatches also continued to develop technically - 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. You can read e-mails or even conduct payments with them.

The Wristwatch - a Fashionable Accessory

Wristwatches have long been used for more than just showing the time. In addition to being equipped with many technical features, they are now increasingly seen as a fashion accessories and worn like a piece of jewellery. Watch lovers often own different models that they wear to match their wardrobe, for example, with an elegant suit or a casual sporty outfit. 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

We offer wristwatches for all art lovers that show a famous motif from art history on the dial or that are modelled on a well-known art style. With the small but 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 a wristwatch like this, you prove 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.