Italy / Florence
Visconti’s history began in Florence, Italy. As a cradle of art and culture, Florence is also known for being home to one of the country’s largest industrial districts for luxury and fashion.
The Company was founded by Luigi Poli and Dante del Vecchio, two friends who met in Florence and decided to turn a common passion into business by creating Visconti in October 1988.
Over the time, Visconti products have become iconic pieces that spread Italian values worldwide: design and creativity, craftsmanship and innovation, quality and luxury.
Opera and classical music have always been an integral part of the Italian cultural heritage, promoted and spread by prominent composers, musicians and singers who have helped make Italy famous in the world’s most spectacular Theaters.
With this in mind, Visconti created the Opera collection of Time Only and GMT automatic watches, designed to make wearers feel as if they were attending a debut performance at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala.
The complexity of a multilevel dial set in a stainless-steel case protected by sapphire crystal and a triple time zone GMT mechanism meets the beauty of an elegant timepiece that reveals the harmony of a great Italian opera performance.