Designed from the start to apply exquisite Swiss craftsmanship to the challenges of American life, Wittnauer has, for over 120 years, been America`s own Swiss watch.
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Only 16 when he arrived in New York from Switzerland in 1872, Albert Wittnauer, already a skilled watchmaker, soon became convinced of the need for a watch designed expressly for the growing U.S. market. The result, in 1880, was the Wittnauer brand, manufactured in Geneva for the New York-based company with all the functions and durability demanded by the active American consumer.
Emphasizing innovation and performance, Wittnauer quickly became a favorite of navigators, astronomers, geographers and explorers. In 1918, after being dropped from airplanes, thrown from the Empire State Building and subjected to the rigors of both the Amazon and Himalayas, the Wittnauer All-Proof debuted as the first waterproof, shock-proof and anti-magnetic watch in the world. Even more unusual, perhaps, was the company`s leadership - in 1916, a full four years before women were given the vote, Martha Wittnauer, Albert`s sister, took control of the business, heading the company for the next 20 years.
Today`s exceptional Wittnauer designs draw from this classic tradition of creativity and excellence, with the addition of a comprehensive two-year warranty to ensure superior performance. Continuing to bring the finest Swiss craftsmanship to the most discerning consumers and still American owned and operated, headquartered in New York, Wittnauer presents elegance and precision with an unmistakably American accent. Every new Wittnauer watch houses a jeweled Swiss quartz movement, cases and bands are made of 316L surgical grade stainless steel with sapphire scratch-resistant crystals.
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