In Riccardo Zannetti began his namesake with the thoughts of Carmine Zannetti, a Master Goldsmith and a fanatic lover of fine mechanics a century earlier. After Carmine was Mario Zannetti, a Design Professor and Artist. Riccardo began in 1982 with the creation of his original models. The brand grew and by 1986 Riccardo began working with large size watch brands and created models for private Italian customers. This lead to the creation of a collection in 1989 and with that a boutique in Rome, Italy in 1990. By 1992 Zannetti began using jewels in his timepieces and in 1995 hand painted dials were taking off. A repeater was born in 1996 and GMT in 1999, Skeleton in 2000 and Diver in 2001. The brand continued to grow and innovate keeping its roots in Italy. By 2011 Zannetti began to merge high jewelry and watchmaking and progressed into new and more innovative processes to this day 2022.