During the second half of the 18th century the Ceccacci family worked on the production of high quality watchmaking pieces for private customers.
Sir Giovanni Ceccacci, already an apprentice watchemaker, set off for the first African Colonial War and he was imprisoned in Addis Abeba in 1895. Soon he was appointed court counselor and official watchmaker of His Majesty the Emperor of Ethiopia, Negus Neghesti Menelik II. He created for him the ancient clock tower of Addis Abeba (today still visible) and repaired numerous pocket watches. He also made a ring-clock for Queen Taitù, really appreciated by the Queen and by the whole court.
Back to Italy Sir Giovanni Ceccacci was one of the first to create a revolving display showcase with the parts of some old gramophones which was officially used in his shop and by other retailers.
Being a brilliant watchmaker, Sir Giovanni Ceccacci collaborated with important personalities like Frassoni and Melloncelli in the construction of large tower clocks.
Among his many works there are those in the cities of Ceprano, Torricella, Penne, Mercogliano, San Giovanni Incarico, Villa Santo Stefano, Pofi and Olevano Romano (all located in Italy); even many villages of the Southern Lazio and many churches located throughout Italy are witnesses of the use of refined techniques by Sir Giovanni Ceccacci.
In the first half of the 19th century Sir Giovanni Ceccacci started to produce the first Ceccacci branded pocket watches.
During the World War II the shop in Ceprano was destroyed but, animated by a great courage, Giovanni with the precious help of his sons Arturo, Silvio and Roberto reopened his shop.
Arturo Ceccacci, one of Giovanni Ceccacci’s sons, opened a Ceccacci shop in Ostia (Rome) where he also built a repair workshop.
Really keen on cycling, the 5th May 1932 Artuto took part in the 4th edition of the Roma-Ascoli Piceno cycling race; on the 27th October 1935 he participated in 3rd edition of the Tour of the Four Provinces of Lazio, where he met prominent figures such as Bartali, Bini, Martano and even Girardengo who that year won the race. Arturo became a noticeable personality in a short time.
His name has been given to the cycling trophy , "Arturo Ceccacci", which each year brings many cyclists on racing circuit of Ceprano.
The Ceccacci Company kept growing and became the most famous watch shop of the Southern Lazio.
Throughout those years Arturo, Silvio and Roberto continued with the installation of tower clocks in various cities and churches of Italy and with the creation of the first collection of Ceccacci watches.
In the '80s Aureliano Ceccacci, Giovanni’s nephew and Roberto’s son, took over the management of the company and nowadays he’s running it with competence and passion. He also opened an additional store to sell antiques of considerable artistic interest.
With the help of his brother Paolo and their father Roberto, in a short time Aureliano made the Ceccacci Company one of the most prestigious activities in the landscape of Haute Horlogerie.
2015 is Massimiliano Ceccacci’s year.
Massimiliano, Aurealiano’s son, in the wake of his watchmaking family tradition, decide to create his own collection of Ceccacci watches managing to exhibit them at the EXPO Milan 2015 with great success.
After more than a hundred years the Ceccacci Watches Company still represents a guarantee for the high quality of its products and for its reliability.
In September 2017 Ceccacci Watches presented its new collections at the International Festival of Independent Watch Manufacturers AUROCHRONOS in Lodz, Poland, among watchmakers from Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Taiwan, Hong Kong.
In May 2018 the Ceccacci Watches Company joined the ambitious Fashion Dream Incubator project with the opening of a showroom and new offices in the district of Keqiao - Shaoxing (China) carrying on the internationalization of the brand and of the Made in Italy.
In September 2018 the Ceccacci Company was official partner of NRTA (National Reality TV Awards), rewarding the winner of the "Best Male Personality" category, David Potts, with a Pilot GMT from the new collection. The award was presented on stage by the Ceccacci Brand Ambassador.
The NRTA is the largest ceremony in the world dedicated to Reality TV organized annually in UK (London), USA (Los Angeles), Canada and South America. It is produced by the National Academy of Television, Film and Arts (NTFAA).
At the end of September, the Ceccacci Company took part in the second edition of the Aurochronos Festival in Lodz, Poland. The collection exhibited was the new Royal Collection, characterized by an old mid 19th century silver coin inside the dial, Swiss movement and sapphire crystal. Also this year Ceccacci has been proud to have represented Italy as the only Italian brand selected for the Festival.
In July the Ceccacci Company was official partner of the "Nòt Film Fest", an international festival of independent movies. The brand was proudly presenting the prestigious award for "Best Director".
The "Nòt Film Fest" has an exclusive partnership with the School of Cinema of the University of Southern California (USA).
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