A new generation of hand made timepieces
to be handed down for generations
- made in Germany -
- made in Germany -
As a passionate watch geek visiting the Greenwich Observatory in London was an absolute must. Which is where, more or less by accident, I came across “Ruth Belville” and her fascinating story:
180 years ago clocks were not as accurate as they are today, so John Henry Belville, a London businessman had the bright idea to sell people the right time. He would start his day by going to Greenwich Observatory to set his pocket chronometer to Greenwich Mean Time before visiting his customers in the City and in the West End and setting their watches correctly. By 1836 he already had 200 clients.
He died in 1856, whereupon his widow Maria continued the business until passing the reins to her daughter Ruth Belville (1854 – 1943) who ran the business afterwards.
Germany is not just known for it's outstanding vehicles, we just love to care for the details and always try to surpass the expectation of our customers. Your Belville timepiece is designed, constructed and made right here in Germany by our highly skilled team.
We check every component, every detail and each watch with the highest degree of accuracy to ensure your satisfaction with our timepieces.
The Belville 40mm cases are crafted out of surgical grade 316L stainless steel, and constructed for a water resistant rating of 5 ATM.
Unlike most watches that come below 1.000 USD, we’ve designed a complex 3 piece case, which you’ll usually only find at top luxury watches.
We’ve use different types of finished and the combination of high polishing and satin brushed polish creates stunning effects when the sun hits your wrist.
All our automatic versions come with an open heart, so you see the movement through the caseback. The Belville logo is embossed on the crown, which we think is much more appealing than a simple engraving.
To ensure that you may enjoy your watch for decades, we equipped every timepiece with an extra scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Not only that, we even added an anti-reflective coating allowing you to get a clear view on your precious timepiece even when you’re sitting in the sun and enjoying a cup of coffee.
Sapphire glass is a synthetically produced crystal second only to diamond in its hardness, making it extremely durable. It’s a time consuming, expensive and energy-intensive procedure to manufacture.
It’s our goal to maintain this Belville timepiece within your family for generation, so we spent a lot of effort maintain the beauty of your watch for a long time.
The dial represents the face of your watch and is the most influencing element in regards of subjective appeal of beauty. But it’s not just the look of the dial, it’s an art for itself done by skilled craftsmen with the traditional tampon print process.
Most of our dials have been sunray-brushed, an abrasive finish characterized by purely radial lines.
Our top line, the “Greenwich Collection”, comes with an laborious guilloche design, which underlines the classy and timeless look of your Belville timepiece.
We chose the famous Citizen/Miyota 9100 movement for our “Royal Hill” Collection, which was an easy choice to to the outstanding reputation that it has achieved worldwide.
The automatic winding three hand movement comes with a date complication which we place at the 3h position. Equipped with 24 Jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours at 28,800 beats per hour, ensure a precise timing for lifetime.
Our “Greenwich” line, the top line of our collection, comes with an high-end Swiss made movement, made by the renowned movement manufacturer Sellita, who also works for the top luxury brands from Switzerland.
26 Jewels, a power reserve of 38h and and the swiss accuracy will ensure your long lasting joy with this exclusive watch. Obviously we decorated the movement with a unique rotor, which you’ll see through the open caseback. As we say here in Hamburg, you’re wearing the mink inside.