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Thomas Earnshaw is revered as a legend and pioneer in the field of watchmaking. Born in Manchester, England, in 1749, he was famous for his work in refining and improving the marine chronometers of the time. These were the marine chronometers, crucial to the voyages of Royal Navy ships as they scoured the globe in the golden age of English history of science and exploration. None more than Chronometer no. 506, worn by HMS Beagle which took Charles Darwin on his trip around the world to inspire his groundbreaking study of evolution, “On the Origin of Species”.
The history of Timex watches dates back to 1854, when the American company launched its very first collection: a watch sold 6 dollars accessible to the most modest income, 40 years before the launch of the Ford T! In 1992, Timex innovates again by creating Indiglo, a blue phosphorescent component illuminating the front of the watch, revolutionizing the way the world reads time in the dark...
A watchmaking revolution signed Timex, which will help to place the American brand as a serious challenger to European manufactures...
A watch is more than a timekeeper. At Humism, we view the watch as an art canvas. An unique and challenging art canvas. We want to re-imagine watch design, to create a timepiece that makes the most of this medium's uniqueness. And the most unique and fundamental part of a watch, as we see it, is movement. We are inspired by the potential of using time's movement to create visual beauty, and perhaps even philosophical meaning. We want to create kinetic sculptures for your wrist.
Since 1977, Pierre Lannier has been committed to defending French watchmaking know-how and French chic. Over 40 years of success and unique moments, shared in 60 countries where the brand is established. Since their beginnings in workshops in Alsace, the brand’s designers and watchmakers have constantly combined their know-how and passion to create unique, trendy and hand-assembled pieces.
Every day, the master watchmaker and his team meticulously assemble the timepieces with precision and technique rooted in the French watchmaking tradition. Each piece has been checked with the same rigor for over 40 years to support you every day, at all times of your life.