For generations Wittnauer Watches have been one of the most respected and revered American watchmakers in the world. The brand was established in 1885 in New York, NY by Swiss watchmaker Albert Wittnauer and F. Eugene Robert, an importer of Swiss watches who joined together to produce American made watches with Swiss movements at affordable prices.
The Wittnauer brand immediately found its niche producing scientific and private exploration timepieces for navigators, explorers and astronomers. The US Navy employed Wittnauer in the early 1900’s for aviation and navigation purposes. During the First World War, Wittnauer produced timepieces and instruments for aviation units.
In 1918, the brand introduced the Wittnauer All Proof Watch, the world’s first water-proof, shock-proof and anti-magnetic watch, which was met to worldwide popularity and acclaim. The timepiece holds the distinction of being dropped from planes and thrown down the Empire State Building, while maintaining a complete working state of operation.
Wittnauer also holds the distinction of being a female oriented watch brand. After the death of her brother Emile Wittnauer, who took over the company reigns in 1908 after Albert’s death, Martha Wittnauer became the very first female Watch brand CEO in 1916. Wittnauer time instruments were used in the plane cockpit for pilot Amelia Earhart’s during her first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932.
The brand also holds the prominence of producing a popular TV commercial that aired during the late 1960’s, when a customer in a jewelry store is given several watches to look at in a row and repeats the phase “It’s not a Wittnauer,” until she is finally presented to her delight with a Wittnauer watch.
After a series of ownerships and partnerships through late 1900’s with the Westinghouse Company, Longines and Composite Holdings, Wittnauer was sold to another prominent American watchmaker Bulova in 2002. The Wittnauer brand today remains under the Bulova umbrella and currently produces fashionable timepieces for both men and women.
You’ll find many popular, trend-setting Wittnauer watches at WorldofWatches.com, including the Brody Diamond men’s watch and Black Ceramic women’s timepiece. Ultra-sleek and masculine, the Wittnauer Brody Diamond men’s watch strikes a classically elegant note in two-tone stainless steel. The impressive 41mm wide Tonneau shaped case in stainless steel has a lustrous polished finish. The uniquely angled link bracelet in brushed and polished steel adds to the impressive good looks.
The highly polished yellow gold-tone bezel surrounds the silver-colored white dial with gold tone skeleton hands, an automatic day and date calendar, 12 inlaid diamond and baton hour markers.
The Wittnauer Black Ceramic women’s watch is chic, appealing and at the fashion forefront. The 36mm diameter case and matching triple-link bracelet are crafted in lustrous black ceramic and feature a lustrous finish for high-gloss drama.
The yellow gold-tone stainless steel crown with fluted detail adds to the stylish good looks. Sparkling inlaid crystals in a highly stylized pattern create a dramatic focal point on the black dial with yellow gold-tone skeleton hands and an automatic date window.
Both Wittnauer watches feature quality quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and are water-resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet.