|Famous for||Original Ellicott pocket watches are held in private collections around the world|
Although the modern watch industry now focuses on Swiss Made, England is credited with the birth of precision mechanical watchmaking and, from the 1600’s to the 1800’s, English watchmakers were considered to be the best in the world. It was in 18th century London that Ellicott’s legacy began.
Founded in the late 18th century, John Ellicott was a true master of horology and the brand quickly gained a reputation for the quality of both mechanics and aesthetics. The brand is credited with many watchmaking innovations and Ellicott’s son, John Ellicott II, was appointed watchmaker to high ranking nobility including King George III, making his watches treasured items amongst discerning collectors. Today historical Ellicott pocket watches are displayed at the Museé International d’Horlogerie and Patek Philippe Museums in Switzerland and the British Museum, London.
The Ellicott consumer is someone who is looking to stand out from the crowd with an unusual timepiece and who appreciates the finer points of watchmaking and its mechanical mastery. For women, Ellicott does not make an existing model more feminine, but creates a unique timepiece developed specifically with women in mind – watch collections that have brains as well as beauty.