History does not iron dishes, wrote Louis-Ferdinand Céline in his novel D’un château l’autre published in 1957. By pure coincidence, that year marked the twilight of the Waltham watch factory. Only connoisseurs and specialists of the military universe probably remember this name. And yet, it is indeed a house that ranks among the pioneers of watchmaking. Founded in 1850 in the State of Massachusetts, it established innovative industrial processes based in particular on automation. These methods quickly ensured the reputation of the pieces produced in his workshops: watches, clocks, railway chronometers, but also aeronautical instruments, speedometers, compasses and other precision accessories. Waltham also distinguished himself in international chronometry competitions. In 2022, History offers him a new opportunity.

Montre Waltham Field

Among the some 40 million pieces that have come out of the Waltham workshops over the decades is a timepiece used by US Army soldiers during the 14-18 war. Named Field

Montre Waltham Field

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It is in homage to this past that the Swiss house Watch Angels supports the return of a Field

The crown pays homage to the concept once developed by the American Charles L. Depollier to ensure the watertightness of the case. © DR

The new Waltham Field