The Clock Tower in Venice is an early Renaissance building in the north side of Piazza San Marco, leading to the Merceria. One day, Alberto and Alessandro decided to visit the ancient building and after a few seconds, they got impressed by the clock mechanism inside.

After looking for more infomation 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 a 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.

After designing their first timepieces, they started to cooperate with local artisans to create fine wooden boxes and high-quality leather straps. The calibers have been designed in Italy and developed by a Swiss company specialized in tailor made automatic movements.