Why is a watch worn on the left wrist?

It’s generally accepted that a watch should be worn on the left wrist. Why is this? Is it a cultural fact rooted in our society, or is there a trigger for this practice? Wearing a watch will no longer hold any secrets for you.

A resolutely historical fact

Wearing a high-end watch used to be done on the left wrist. The reason for this is quite simple and, above all, very practical. Indeed, as early as the XVIIIᵉ century, aristocrats wore their watches, esteemed as jewelry, on their left wrists. Their wearers, who were overwhelmingly right-handed, found it simpler to hang their watch with their right hand, on the left wrist, which remained free.

What’s more, it was also an excellent way to avoid damaging the watch. More commonly used, the right hand was used to make all kinds of movements, which could damage the high-end watch, which was more fragile at the time. Consequently, wearing watches on the left wrist was highly recommended.

Watchmakers made wearing watches on the left wrist sacred

For all the reasons mentioned above, the famous watchmakers of the time decided to install their watch winders on the right-hand side. This made it easier for those who wore their watches on the left wrist to wind them.

In this way, watchmakers made the practice of wearing watches on the left wrist sacred, and it has become a time-honored tradition. To continue this tradition inherited from the aristocrats of the time, we recommend that you wear your Beaubleu high-end watch on your left wrist. This way, you won’t risk damaging it, and you’ll be able to see the time at a glance, thanks to its three very precise round hands.

As in the past, the winder is always present on the right-hand side of the watch, a symbol of a tradition perpetuated.

In conclusion, the wearing of a watch on the left wrist is multi-factorial, and has evolved over time. To remain distinguished and for practical reasons, wear your Beaubleu watch on the left wrist.

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