In 1989, Sandro Colarieti, a great inventor and a watch collector decided to create Scatola del Tempo in order to store the most important and precious timepieces in a fittingly distinguished manner.
He wanted a perfect “box” where he could let his watches rest, where they would feel at ease, protected and secure. Such a simple idea but it didn't exist yet. So he created it, finding and bringing together the most skilled professionals in the whole of Italy and Switzerland. The success that has steadily followed Scatola del Tempo since then is the simplest and most striking confirmation of good planning and execution.

Today Scatola Del Tempo is considered as the main reference in the luxury watch accessories industry, also renowned to be the watch winders inventor! SDT can be found across five continents, and its quality is received with approval and admiration everywhere the brand goes. 

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At the first Sandro Colarieti made a small series, gifting the ones he wouldn’t use to some of his friends. After a while many requests to have some exactly like the ones before, started to arrive. This is how one of the best examples of the Made in Italy was “spontaneously” born. It is about an object designed with a “deep” knowledge of what it is destined to contain, made completely by hand by the best craftsmen, using the best leather and the most prestigious silks and proposing in all the models innovative technical solutions matched with taste and elegance.

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In the productive cycle everything starts with the internal shapes structured in the size and the obstructions, in such a way to adapt itself to almost all watches that are in commerce today, allowing transportation without useless pressures, but also without dangerous movements. Naturally every mold is first covered by an absorbent material and then by a soft jacquard silk cloth with exclusive design. This operation, which is very delicate, is made once more by hand and needs an attention that only years of experience can give. The box is then refined externally in leather, still treated with natural methods, or in briar root, making sure in this case to use polished varnish that will not oxidize the watches that are placed inside. Other particularities, like clasp and zippers, are also made by exclusive design and are refined with a gold plating that guarantees the duration and the hulling in time. 

Watch winders idea goes back to 1990. It is about rotating watch holders, thought of to guarantee the recharge of automatic models, in such a way to maintain not only the hour indication, but also the date, not negligible for example in the perpetual calendars. Until then, in fact, there was nothing similar in commerce and above all the size was not comfortable to place easily in a safe or could not be taken on a trip. Mr. Sandro Colarieti created the 1RT model, founder of a long series, that immediately had an enormous success as much as these devices were used by the most famous Houses of Swiss Horology. 

The watch winders are equipped with a high precision micromotor and commanded by a microprocessor, they can rotate clockwise and anti-clockwise allowing to maintain the charge, with a superior autonomy up to a year, any automatic movement. All the models of the rotors series take the necessary energy for the rotation from common alkaline batteries or by using a transformer.

The argument is definitely more complex when it comes to their making. The electronic command part are made in exclusive for Scatola del Tempo by specialized personnel that works expressly for the firm. The motors come from Switzerland. Their principal characteristics are low consumption, reduced discharges of magnetic field and extraordinary reliability in time. 

All the models are subjected to a very meticulous quality control, both on the finish materials (brass, briar root, leather and silk) and on the operation of the mechanical parts.

Scatola del Tempo is based in definitive on an essential concept and that is that none of its constructive particularities can be left to chance, or underestimated. From the ergonomics of the lodging, to the choice of the best silk for the coating, to the clasps and the external leather finishing, to the electronics and mechanics of the watch winders, everything is followed for each single piece with care and commitment for the details.



Scatola del Tempo is also renowned for its large size models and its unique bespoke pieces. The company is used to work with interior architects, designers or directly with final customers on specific projects in order to realise their dream. Customers can count on the deep skills and long experience of Scatola del Tempo which always prioritize their satisfaction and the high quality of each creation.

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