The Clock Tower in Venice is an early Renaissance building on the north side of Piazza San Marco, leading to the Merceria. One day, Alberto and Alessandro, two brothers sharing a huge passion for vintage timepieces, decided to visit the ancient building and after a few seconds, they got impressed by the clock mechanism inside.
16TH CENTURY CLOCKWORK
After looking for more information about it, they found out that Venetian watchmaking tradition had declined over the centuries. How could this amazing art be lost? Bringing back Venician tradition to the 21st century became their challenge.
The two co-founders shared the same concept and decided to launch their watch start-up called Meccaniche Veneziane which literally means “Mechanical devices from Venice”. The brand logo draws inspiration from the cross on the top of Saint Mark Watchtower, which is considered the symbol of timekeeping in Venice.