First ever wrist watch was French invention

Did you know? The wristwatch was most likely invented in France, though there are several contenders for the title.

Cartier, the French jewellers say they were the first to create the modern wristwatch in 1904. Louis Cartier, founder of the luxury brand, was friends with the Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who spent most of his adult life in Paris.

In 1901, Alberto Santos-Dumont told Louis Cartier that it was extremely difficult to read the time from a pocket watch, because he needed both hands ...

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