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Sjöö Sandström Watches

The company Sjöö Sandström is one of the few independent watch manufactures in the world. In the small workshop in the Swedish capital Stockholm, the skilled watchmakers create the wonderful watches that combine the latest technology and the modern innovative ideas of the watchmaking, but paying a special attention to the traditional details. The history of the Swedish watchmaking began from the person after whom were named a few schools, and his portrait is on the back of the Swedish currency of 500 krona. Christopher Polhem (1661-1751) was a distinguished scientist.

Christopher Polhem (1661–1751)
Christopher Polhem (1661–1751)

In the end of 17th  century that  Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist, has made the significant contribution not only to the economy and industry of Sweden but also to the interesting for him fields, such as mathematics, mechanics and watchmaking. And it was no accident. Since the beginning of 15th  century and up to 17th   the watchmaking was the most advanced technical area in the world. The best watchmakers invented various scientific instruments and for the long time were the only people, who taught to create the precision mechanical devices. Designed the complex watch for the local vicar in exchange for Latin lessons, Polhem soon repaired the watch for the mathematics professor in exchange for lessons. Soon he successfully repaired  the incomplete astronomical watch, created  by Petrus Astronomus (the monk of Vadstena Abbey, who created in 1506 the famous watch, which had, besides the indicators of minutes and hours, the indicator of the Moon phases  and the movements of the planets).

Lotta & Rutger Lindquist från Sjöö Sandström
Lotta & Rutger Lindquist från Sjöö Sandström

In 1699 Polhem built automated factory, worked entirely by the water power. However, because of  the fear of workers being replaced by machines, they made in 1734 a fire which destroyed a large part of the factory except the sector, which produced the watches. Known for their high quality and relatively low prices  these watches remained popular until the early 19th  century. Till these days about 20 models of the watches per year are produced in this factory.

Sjöö Sandström watch
Sjöö Sandström watch

Exactly 100 years after the death of Polhem, the other Swedish watch-genius, Victor Kullberg (1824-1890), arrived in Copenhagen, where he began to work in the famous Swedish watch-company “Jürgensen & Sønner”. The next year, in 1850, he moved to London, which was that time the home of the best in the world chronographs. There he made his name famous as one of the best watchmakers in the history, specializing in the making of the precise pocket and hand-winding chronographs. At the International Exhibition in London in 1862 Kullberg was declared as the greatest watchmaker of that time, and in 1873 he set the world record, winning at the same time the first and third place at the London International Exhibition of chronographs.The production of Kullberg chronographs lasted until the Second World War.

Sjöö Sandström watch
Sjöö Sandström watch

Nowadays, the 300 – year old tradition of the Swedish watchmaking still lives in a small watchmaking company Sjöö Sandström in Stockholm, which is held in high respect by connoisseurs of the real watchmaking art, and  is based on the great passion for the watches, the respect for the traditions and the passion for the innovations. In 1986, the engineers and the distributors of the watches, Christer Sjöö and Mikael Sandström, founded the Swedish watch brand Sjöö Sandström. The wrist watches of this brand combine the elements of the traditional mechanical watchmaking and the latest technology.

Sjöö Sandström watch
Sjöö Sandström watch

The basic concept of the company is the expression of the innovative ideas in the manual work and in the classic Scandinavian design of these amazing watches. This concept leaded to the creation of the wrist watch model Chronolink. In the 40 mm steel case is enclosed the mechanical movement caliber SS G2. The strap is made of alligator or the watches are presented with the steel bracelet. Water resistance is up to 50 meters.

CHRONOLINK WORLDTIMER UTC watches
CHRONOLINK WORLDTIMER UTC watches

The first collection of the wrist watches SJOO SANDSTROM Royal Steel was released in 1993 as a part limited edition in 1000 items. In 1998 the model SJOO SANDSTROM Chronolink was considered as a true art piece of watchmaking. The watch company Sjöö Sandström quite actively supports the sport. The company produces the unique and reliable watches of the UTC line with a set of special functions for amateurs and professionals of rally, regattas and golf. Also, the watch brand Sjöö Sandström is the official watches of some significant sports events all over the world such as the around-the-world regatta “the Volvo Ocean Race” and the tennis tournament “Swedish Open”.

Sjöö Sandström Chronograph Extreme Black watch
Sjöö Sandström Chronograph Extreme Black watch

The watches of the brand are preferred by major businessmen, celebrities and even members of Royal Families. When Jacques Nasser, the president of Ford Motor, in 1999  visited Sweden, he made two purchases: Volvo and the watch of the  Sjöö Sandström brand. The Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf is also the owner of two  luxury watch models. Their owners are also the King of Thailand and the Sultan of Brunei. It is possible to buy the watches of the Sjöö Sandström brand  through the official representatives of the company.

Mikael Sandström
Mikael Sandström

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Sjöö Sandström

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Sjöö Sandström watch creating

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Sjöö Sandström watch

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