Founded in the heart of Switzerland in 1966, Century Time Gems is headed up by Philip W. A. Klingenberg and has remained an independent family company. Its founder, inventor Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg, dreamed of a unique timepiece combining timeless beauty and technical prowess in watchmaking. He developed a construction system that allowed two disks of sapphire to be fused together in a single case. Known as “Megalith”, this process is still used today for all the brand's watch creations. The CENTURY sapphire, the brand's unique hallmark, is fully hand-cut and polished by the CENTURY master craftsmen – meticulous work and exceptional knowhow in which the Manufacture excels.