Rare Antique Revue Tommen Silver Pocket Watch for Imperial Russian Market c1900. This product data sheet is originally written in English. Fancy enamel dial depicting a portrait of Tsar Nicholas II. In 1859 Gédéon Thommen and Louis Tschopp acquires the company and privately restructured it. Gédéon Thommen is also the founder and promoter of the Waldenburgerbahn, a steam train connecting the valley's villages.
Tschopp left the company, which was renamed Gédéon Thommen's Uhrenfabriken. From 1905, the company was commercially registered as REVUE THOMMEN AG, a joint-stock company. REVUE had been used earlier as a brand name of the company's wrist watches, after they had been marketed as "GT" watches (GT standing for Gédéon Thommen) before.In 1916, the first aircraft chronograph for the Swiss Air Force was created and laid the foundation for the company's success as an aircraft instrument supplier. From 1936 - 1943, the company produced cockpit instrumentation for the Swiss Air Force. REVUE THOMMEN developed and supplied altimeters, airspeed indicators, vertical speed indicators, clocks, and the landing gear for the Swiss multifunction biplane EKW C-35.
In 1945 REVUE THOMMEN commercialized its technical capabilities in the aviation sector by launching a pocket altimeter for alpinists. Derivations like altimeters for parachutists will follow and are produced well into the Internet age. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in this country: BG. This item can be shipped worldwide.