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one of the Waltham foundersIn 1850, Aaron Denison, Edward Howard and David Davis founded the company Waltham Watch Company in the U.S. city Roxbury. In 1854, the company settled in the city of Waltham, and became the first industrial-watch textiles in the world. Already in 1870 the company created a model of a watch «Crescent Street», with high accuracy. Soon the company unveiled some of their production methods at the World Exhibition in Philadelphia, where the company Waltham won a gold medal as "the best watchmaker in the world."

In 1912 the company launched its first women's watches «Lady Waltham», to revolutionize women's fashion, and began to successfully promote these models in the markets of different countries. Waltham watch brand has always been at the center of world events and undertakings. For example, model 8 watches Waltham - day watch was set on the control panel plane «Spirit of St. Louis », in which Lindbergh made his legendary flight across the Atlantic from New - York to Paris. In 1924, the same model watch was installed on the aircraft control panel «Southern Cross», on which Kingsford Smith made the first successful flight across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, California, in the Australian city of Brisbane. After nearly a century the company in 1954 moved to Switzerland, where it became a leading watch manufactory with pretty good prospects.
Here the company changed its strategy, focusing on style and elegance watch, and began to manufacture exclusive and limited edition models. In 1987, Waltham was the first to produce watches Waltham 990, made of solid gold ingot 99% purity. In 1990, for a memorable evening in Tokyo's Hotel Imperial, Frank Sinatra introduced the world to watch a magnificent model of Waltham - Waltham Radiant 2000. EtafabrikaWaltham manufactory Waltham company model was made of platinum and 150 is completely covered with the most vivid and clear diamonds. At that time it was the most expensive watch. In 2000, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of brands, he has released limited-edition collection of women's watches, calling it a new «Lady Waltham». All 100 pieces were made of pink gold 750 are marked with an individual number.

Model of watches LW34 (Lady Waltham 34) revealed the future design features brand watches Waltham in the 21st century. In April 2002, at auction in London were put gold pocket watch of brand Waltham, belonging to passengers of "Titanic," which stopped April 15, 1912 at 3:21 am, after the complete withdrawal of the legendary ship under water. This watch belonged to 24-year-old John Gill. After a disaster, the body of John lifted from the water and all who were with him gave Sarah - his wife Gill. Among the supplies were and are a gold watch that John at the beginning of last century, bought for £ 15. The widow has kept the damaged old dial movement and the memory of the deceased husband. Waltham watch mechanismHowever, inherited a family heirloom, the London auction, sold to a nephew of John, which earned them over 25 thousand pounds.

In 2004, Waltham, keeping its traditional style, has launched a new automatic chronograph movement - Chronograph LW48, adding this model to the collection of Lord. The case is made of steel and the rotor is made of 22-karat white gold. The model was presented at the time the exhibition BaselWord 2004. In 2005 the company introduced a model of automatic wristwatches with the module Agenhor Lord Waltham LW48 GMT. The case of this model is made of white and yellow gold 750. Mother of pearl dial and case back are covered with sapphire crystal. Brown belt with gold buckle is made of veal skin. In 2007Waltham the brand introduced Waltham's another novelty - a model of Sir Waltham. These watches are equipped with a movement  Automatic La Joux-Walthamt 3513. The case is made of pink gold. Dial covered with double sapphire crystal, crown and decorated with blue cabochon. Power reserve is 42 hours. Strap is available in three versions: black and brown ostrich leather with a buckle of 18 - carat pink gold, as well as a bracelet.

At the time the exhibition BaselWord 2010 rich in its history the company unveiled the Waltham watches Waltham Crescent, which is an updated version of the model «Crescent St», popular in 1900th years. 43 - millimeter case is made of yellow, white, red and pink gold, which is located inside the automatic La Joux-Perret. The dial is covered with sapphire crystal. Strap is made of alligator skin. Water resistance of watches is up to 30bar. Wearing a wrist watch brand Waltham, touch and feel the spirit of the legendary and rich history of this legendary brand. However, in order to buy a watch brand Waltham, will have to pay a pretty penny, but they are worth.

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