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Seconds Collection

"Seconds: A Journey Through Time" In 1937, Rolex precision watches revolutionized the world of timekeeping with their impeccable accuracy

Background imageSeconds Collection: Rolex precision watches 1937

Rolex precision watches 1937
A selection of womens wristwatches for Rolex, Oyster watch that is waterproof, dustproof, anti magnetic and unbreakable glass. Products for Army & Navy catalogue. Date: 1937

Background imageSeconds Collection: R. Bannister Runs Mile

R. Bannister Runs Mile
Roger Bannister of Great Britain, with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England

Background imageSeconds Collection: Ufos / Trindade Island

Ufos / Trindade Island
Flying saucer photographed over Trindade Island (Brazil) from naval training vessel Almirante Saldanha; the sighting lasted 30 seconds and was witnessed by many aboard

Background imageSeconds Collection: Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road

Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road
Roger Bannister of Great Britain (1929-2018), with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England on 6th may 1954

Background imageSeconds Collection: Santos-Dumont Biplane 2

Santos-Dumont Biplane 2
The clumsy Santos-Dumont 14- bis biplane, though it never stays in the air for more than 21 seconds, is officially the first aircraft to fly in Europe... at Bagatelle, Paris Date: November 1906

Background imageSeconds Collection: Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929

Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929
A selection of pocket watches that register the minutes, seconds and fifth of seconds and a golfers pocket watch that has pure white metal case and also ladies wristwatches with lever moverment

Background imageSeconds Collection: Diagram of the Wright Brothers aeroplane

Diagram of the Wright Brothers aeroplane
A diagram from 1908 showing a perspective view of the Wright Brothers aeroplane. Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight on December 17th 1903, covering 36 metres in 12 seconds

Background imageSeconds Collection: Santos-Dumont Biplane

Santos-Dumont Biplane
The ungainly Santos-Dumont 14- bis biplane, though it never stays in the air for more than 21 seconds, is officially the first aircraft to fly in Europe... at Bagatelle, Paris Date: 1906

Background imageSeconds Collection: A 19th century duel. From Cassell's Illustrated History of England

A 19th century duel. From Cassell's Illustrated History of England
19th Century, Archival, Archive, Arms, code of honor, code of honour, Duelers, Dueling, Engraving, Fight, Gentlemen, Gun, Guns, Historical, History, Honor, Honour, Illustration, Old, Period, Picture

Background imageSeconds Collection: Regency gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols in Hyde Park. The Point of Honor decided

Regency gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols in Hyde Park. The Point of Honor decided on the Leaden argument of a
FLO4619169 Regency gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols in Hyde Park. The Point of Honor decided on the Leaden argument of a Love Affair

Background imageSeconds Collection: A workmen inspects the minute hand of the clock face of Big Ben during the major overhaul

A workmen inspects the minute hand of the clock face of Big Ben during the major overhaul of all the bells and the clock mechanism in the Queen Elizabeth Tower

Background imageSeconds Collection: Nicolas Florine Born Nikolay Florin Was an Engineer That?

Nicolas Florine Born Nikolay Florin Was an Engineer That?
Nicolas Florine Born Nikolay Florin Was an Engineer That Built This First Tandem Rotor Helicopter in Which He Remained Aloft for 9Mins 58 Seconds in 1933 in Belgium Rhode St Genese 200Hp Date: 1933

Background imageSeconds Collection: Ocean liner watch, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Queen Mary

Ocean liner watch, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Queen Mary
OCEAN LINER WATCH: Extremely rare Rolex 14 carat gold self-winding waterproof bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and Queen Mary dial

Background imageSeconds Collection: McDonnell Douglas F-15A-6-MC Eagle 72-0119 Streak Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F-15A-6-MC Eagle 72-0119 Streak Eagle (MSN 0019/A017)on display at the National Museum of the USAF, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Background imageSeconds Collection: Fatal duel on the Ile de la Grande-Jatte, Paris (litho)

Fatal duel on the Ile de la Grande-Jatte, Paris (litho)
2795785 Fatal duel on the Ile de la Grande-Jatte, Paris (litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fatal duel on the Ile de la Grande-Jatte, Paris)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Franco-English match. Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho)

Franco-English match. Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho)
2786496 Franco-English match. Illustration for Le Rire (colour litho) by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Franco-English match. Satire on the Entente Cordiale)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Sixty Seconds

Sixty Seconds Ridden By J.Murtagh Newmarket Guineas Festival Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourse 04 May 2001 Date: 04 May 2001

Background imageSeconds Collection: Richard Quinn Makes Call

Richard Quinn Makes Call, Seconds After Dismounting 04 June 1996 Date: 04 June 1996

Background imageSeconds Collection: Reporting the Vanderbilt race (b / w photo)

Reporting the Vanderbilt race (b / w photo)
6002606 Reporting the Vanderbilt race (b/w photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Reporting the Vanderbilt race)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Mediterranean Electric Telegraph (engraving)

Mediterranean Electric Telegraph (engraving)
1608223 Mediterranean Electric Telegraph (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mediterranean Electric Telegraph)

Background imageSeconds Collection: A group of writers dining at the house of a rich citizen

A group of writers dining at the house of a rich citizen
A group of writers drinking punch and dining at the house of a rich citizen. Fabricious Description of the Poets. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageSeconds Collection: Advanced Swimming Certificate, Reading Schools

Advanced Swimming Certificate, Reading Schools
Advanced Swimming Certificate, Reading and District Elementary Schools Swimming Association, for swimming 40 yards in 50 seconds. 1924

Background imageSeconds Collection: A remarkable photograph (b / w photo)

A remarkable photograph (b / w photo)
3652723 A remarkable photograph (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A remarkable photograph)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Boutteville and Beuvron fight a duel in the Place Royale (colour litho)

Boutteville and Beuvron fight a duel in the Place Royale (colour litho)
2795473 Boutteville and Beuvron fight a duel in the Place Royale (colour litho) by Leloir, Maurice (1853-1940); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Moeurs Americaines (engraving)

Moeurs Americaines (engraving)
2783190 Moeurs Americaines (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Moeurs Americaines. Illustration for Journal Des Voyages, 7 July 1878.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSeconds Collection: How poultry are plucked by machine at the rate of ten seconds per bird (b / w photo)

How poultry are plucked by machine at the rate of ten seconds per bird (b / w photo)
5991454 How poultry are plucked by machine at the rate of ten seconds per bird (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols

Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols
5893722 Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols. by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); (add.info.: Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols)

Background imageSeconds Collection: A Genuine View of the Parties in an Affair of Honor after the Fifth Shot at Hoboken

A Genuine View of the Parties in an Affair of Honor after the Fifth Shot at Hoboken
1078603 A Genuine View of the Parties in an Affair of Honor after the Fifth Shot at Hoboken, July 31, 1802 (litho) by American School, (19th century); Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Background imageSeconds Collection: The exciting Finish to the First Race, 28 September, 'Columbia'winning by a Few Seconds (litho)

The exciting Finish to the First Race, 28 September, "Columbia"winning by a Few Seconds (litho)
1037393 The exciting Finish to the First Race, 28 September, " Columbia" winning by a Few Seconds (litho) by Dixon

Background imageSeconds Collection: Duel between Warren Hastings and Philip Francis 1780AD (colour litho)

Duel between Warren Hastings and Philip Francis 1780AD (colour litho)
994110 Duel between Warren Hastings and Philip Francis 1780AD (colour litho) by McCormick, Arthur David (1860-1943); Private Collection; (add.info.: Romance of Empire)

Background imageSeconds Collection: The Duke of Wellingtons duel with Lord Winchilsea 1829 (litho)

The Duke of Wellingtons duel with Lord Winchilsea 1829 (litho)
956152 The Duke of Wellingtons duel with Lord Winchilsea 1829 (litho) by Wollen, William Barnes (1857-1936); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Scene from Giacomo Meyerbeers opera Les Huguenots (chromolitho)

Scene from Giacomo Meyerbeers opera Les Huguenots (chromolitho)
1093655 Scene from Giacomo Meyerbeers opera Les Huguenots (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Giacomo Meyerbeers opera Les Huguenots)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Retro Clock Radio, 1958 (screen print)

Retro Clock Radio, 1958 (screen print)
3034832 Retro Clock Radio, 1958 (screen print) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a retro clock radio; screen print, 1958.); Photo eGraphicaArtis; American

Background imageSeconds Collection: At the Spanish frontier, duel between Paul Deroulede and Jean Jaures

At the Spanish frontier, duel between Paul Deroulede and Jean Jaures
REV287780 At the Spanish frontier, duel between Paul Deroulede and Jean Jaures, illustration from Le Petit Journal: Supplement illustre, 18th December 1904 (colour litho) by French School

Background imageSeconds Collection: Duelling scenes from L Escrime et le Duel, a book by C Prevost and G Jollivet (litho)

Duelling scenes from L Escrime et le Duel, a book by C Prevost and G Jollivet (litho)
6014291 Duelling scenes from L Escrime et le Duel, a book by C Prevost and G Jollivet (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSeconds Collection: Boxing Match Between Cribb (1781-1848) and Molineaux (d

Boxing Match Between Cribb (1781-1848) and Molineaux (d
PER205352 Boxing Match Between Cribb (1781-1848) and Molineaux (d.1818) at Thistleton Gap, Rutland, 1811 (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English

Background imageSeconds Collection: SECONDS RUNNING

SECONDS RUNNING
Adela Lia Rusu

Background imageSeconds Collection: Jim Driscoll and Charles Ledoux seen here during their European bantamweight title fight

Jim Driscoll and Charles Ledoux seen here during their European bantamweight title fight at the Nationbal Sports Club in Covent Garden. 20th October 1919

Background imageSeconds Collection: Joe Beckett walks away after knocking out Frank Goddard in the British Boxing Board of

Joe Beckett walks away after knocking out Frank Goddard in the British Boxing Board of Control British heavyweight title fight, at Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom 17th June 1919

Background imageSeconds Collection: Joe Beckett and his supporters celebrate after knocking out Frank Goddard in the British

Joe Beckett and his supporters celebrate after knocking out Frank Goddard in the British Boxing Board of Control British heavyweight title fight, at Olympia, Kensington, London

Background imageSeconds Collection: Jim Driscoll and Charles Ledoux seen here at the start of their European bantam weight

Jim Driscoll and Charles Ledoux seen here at the start of their European bantam weight title fight at the National Sports Club in Covent Garden. 20th October 1919

Background imageSeconds Collection: Joe Beckett celebrates with his supporters after knocking out Frank Goddard in

Joe Beckett celebrates with his supporters after knocking out Frank Goddard in the British Boxing Board of Control British heavyweight title fight, at Olympia, Kensington, London

Background imageSeconds Collection: La Rixe (The Brawl), c. 1792. Creator: Charles-Melchior Descourtis

La Rixe (The Brawl), c. 1792. Creator: Charles-Melchior Descourtis
La Rixe (The Brawl), c. 1792

Background imageSeconds Collection: Fiedler 1910 Eindecker

Fiedler 1910 Eindecker powered by a 50 PS Daimler engine. (PS= Pferd starke - a German equivalent of horsepower) Paul Fiedler was one of Austrias early aviation pioneers

Background imageSeconds Collection: PHOTOCOPY / VENDING / 1960S

PHOTOCOPY / VENDING / 1960S
A vending machine offering a photocopying service Docustat which will cost 2 shillings and take 30 seconds. Date: 1960s

Background imageSeconds Collection: Gloster Sapphire Meteor WA820

Gloster Sapphire Meteor WA820
Gloster Sapphire Meteor F.8 WA820 at the 1950 SBAC Farnborough Air Show. In the background can be seen Gloster Meteor F.4 VZ389 and Avro Lincoln B.2 RA657 of Flight refuelling Ltd

Background imageSeconds Collection: Lowering the Titanic life boats

Lowering the Titanic life boats
A view of the mechanism by which the Titanic lifeboats were lowered, showing a pair of Welin Davits on board. The Davit, an invention by Mr Axel Welin, could be found on most passenger liners

Background imageSeconds Collection: UFO sighting at Trans-en-Provence, France

UFO sighting at Trans-en-Provence, France
A sketch of Renato Niccolais garden at Trans-en-Provence, France, where he claims a UFO came down from the sky, hovered or landed for a few seconds, then shot away again, leaving traces on the ground



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"Seconds: A Journey Through Time" In 1937, Rolex precision watches revolutionized the world of timekeeping with their impeccable accuracy. As the seconds ticked away, these timepieces became synonymous with elegance and precision. The year 1954 witnessed another milestone in history when R. Bannister ran the mile in under four minutes. This remarkable feat at Iffley Road showcased human determination and shattered barriers that were once thought impossible to overcome. Speaking of extraordinary moments, Trindade Island encountered an otherworldly experience in 1958 when UFOs were spotted hovering above its shores. The mystery surrounding this event still lingers, leaving us questioning what lies beyond our earthly realm. Timekeeping evolved further in 1929 with the advent of pocket watches transitioning into wristwatches. This innovation allowed individuals to carry time on their wrists effortlessly, blending fashion and functionality seamlessly. The Wright Brothers' iconic aeroplane diagram reminds us of their groundbreaking achievement in aviation history. Their invention paved the way for modern air travel, where every second counts towards reaching new heights. Santos-Dumont's biplane takes us back to a bygone era when aviation pioneers dared to dream big. With his innovative designs and daring flights, Santos-Dumont pushed boundaries and inspired generations to soar higher than ever before. Even aboard ocean liners like Queen Mary, time was kept meticulously using Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches. These luxurious timepieces ensured that every second spent on board was cherished as passengers embarked on unforgettable journeys across vast oceans. Fast forward to modern times; McDonnell Douglas F-15A-6-MC Eagle streaked through the skies at incredible speeds while breaking records along its path. Its lightning-fast maneuvers reminded us that they are make all the difference between victory or defeat in aerial combat. Returning to Santos-Dumont's biplane once more brings attention to Nicolas Florine - an engineer who played a pivotal role in aviation history.