Zeno-Watch Basel is a Swiss watch manufacturer created in 1868 by Jules Godat, a native of La Chaux-de-Fonds ( canton of Neuchâtel ).
In 1917 , André-Charles Eigeldinger resumed watchmaking Godat 2 . He specialized in the production of military watches, computational watches and pocket watches in silver, gold and platinum. Eigeldinger & Fils (EBOSA SA) registered the trademark in 1922 under the name of ZENO.
In 1966 , the factory was bought by Félix W. Huber and moved to Basel .
The company ZENO-WATCH BASEL is now specializing in the manufacture of watches Pilot ( aviation ) mechanical caliber (up to 55 mm (more…)
ZEADES Monte Carlo SARL is a Monaco watch and jewelery company founded in 2004 by Danielle Devreese and Frederic Brega. The jewelry is mainly made of leather hand- worked in the Principality of Monaco, while the pieces are assembled in Hong Kong .
The company is experiencing its beginnings in exports, particularly duty-free , mainly thanks to a sales strategy mainly targeting Europe and the Middle East ( Qatar , Kuwait , Saudi Arabia ). Distributed in over 65 countries, she opened her first store in spring 2017 at the drugstore of the Casino de Paris in Monaco.
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Yonger & Bresson is a French watch brand created in 1975 1 , based in Morteau in the Doubs .
Established in 1975, the Yonger & Bresson brand offers automatic watches 2 .
The Ambre group, owner of the brand, decided to give it a new boost with the creation of this movement House. Yonger & Bresson unveils for the occasion of Baselworld 2011 a first movement Home entirely conceived, elaborated and assembled in Morteau , in Doubs 3 . Available in three versions in the year of its launch, it equips a new collection of six lines, each of which bears (more…)
Vostok Europe is a brand of watches that debuted in 2004. These watches are assembled by the Lithuanian company KoLiz-Vostok Vilnius , and are intended for the market of Western Europe and North America .
The first Vostok Europe watches received a Russian Vostok movement . Later, the company began to use Japanese manufacturing movements. Then the Lunokhod-2 model is launched at Baselworld 2012 with a movement manufactured by Switzerland’s Soprod, a subsidiary of the Festina Group 1 . This model, a limited edition of 3000 copies, uses tritium tubes mounted vertically to indicate hours, and an automatic pressure balancing valve for (more…)
Slava ( Russian : Слава , signifying glory ) is a Soviet brand then Russian brand produced by the Second Muscovite Watch Factory 1 .
Slava watch designed for doctors
In the Soviet era the Slava watches were very much appreciated by the Soviet people for their sturdiness. This reliability will bring the brand to be exported to other countries of the Eastern Bloc 2 .
The history of the brand begins in 1924 with the creation of the Second Muscovite Watch Factory. Beginning in the 1950s, the factory began to diversify its production by launching the design of mechanical watches, alarm clocks, and (more…)
Rip Curl is a company Australian of clothing , accessories and equipment surfing , founded by two surfers Torquay (Australia) (near Geelong ) that began modestly by making their own wetsuits in their garden. The company is still based in Torquay and its European subsidiary is located in Soorts-Hossegor, France .
Rip Curl is now one of the leading brands in the world of surfing and sponsors a large number of professional surfers and competitions like the Rip Curl Pro.
Rip Curl Europe is the European subsidiary, created in 1983, by Fred Basse and François Payot.
Rip Curl is now present in several (more…)
Nixon is an American company of watches for the surf , then of accessories fashion and equipment of sliding ( surf , snowboards , skateboards ).
In California ( Encinitas ) in 1997 , two Californians, Chad DiNenna (surfing enthusiast) and Andy Laats, an engineer, decide to create specialized watches for surfing.
In 2000, a Nixon subsidiary was established in Europe, with three stores: in Soorts-Hossegor , in London and then in Paris . In 2005, the company had 60 employees and annual sales growth of 55%.
In 2006, a new impetus was given to the Nixon brand after its acquisition by Billabong , (more…)
Mondaine Watch Ltd. Is an independent manufacturer of Swiss watches created in 1951. The company is based in Zurich with its watchmaking workshops located in Biberist .
Since 1986, Mondaine has been manufacturing and distributing the official watches of Swiss Federal Railways or SBB throughout the world. Indeed, CFF SBB and FFS are indicated under the Mondaine logo on the dial (SBB being the translation in German and FFS, the Italian translation of CFF). The Mondaine watches take the design dial created in 1944 by Hans Hilficker to equip the 3,000 Clocks of the Swiss Railway Stations. With the famous red second (more…)
JeanRichard is a Swiss watch manufacturer claiming the legacy of Daniel Jeanrichard .
As early as 1679, aged fourteen, Daniel Jeanrichard took an interest in watchmaking and studied the mechanism of a broken-down English watch. Two years later, this self-taught artist founds his own workshop in the Neuchâtel region of Switzerland. Considered a pioneer of watchmaking in the region, he designed the tools and machinery necessary to manufacture watches and passes on his knowledge to his offspring 1 .
In 1988, the studio was bought by the group Sowind allowing the brand to expand internationally 1 .
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HYT is a watch manufacturer founded by Lucien Vouillamoz.
The idea of Lucien Vouillamoz behind HYT is to create mechanical watches precision with the peculiarity of having the time with fluids instead of needles 1 .
Several models are available. The H1 is the first model produced in 2012, it is the first hybrid mechanical-fluidic wristwatch 1 .
Then comes the H2 and the Skull. H3 is shown for the living room Baselworld in March 2015, is a rectangular pattern of 62 by 41 mm , titanium, displaying the time with a transverse rotating segment with four faces indicating ranges of six consecutive hours (more…)
Frédérique Constant is a factory luxury Swiss watchmaker based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva . The company was founded in 1988 by two enthusiasts, Aletta Bax and Peter Stas.
Aletta Bax and Peter Stas launched their first collection in 1992, consisting of six models equipped with Swiss movements and assembled by a Geneva watchmaker .
In 1994, the Maison designed its first ” Heart Beat ” watch , the aim of which was to highlight the mechanical nature of these watches thanks to a window made at the level of the balance wheel. Focused on its development, the company does not think to protect the (more…)
Daniel Wellington AB is a Swedish watch company founded in 2011 by Filip Tysander. Daniel Wellington watches are known for their elegance and minimalist style [réf. Necessary] as well as their nylon NATO bracelets , although these may also be associated with leather bracelets .
The company quickly achieved remarkable success [ref. required] , thanks to strong digital strategy and a strong presence on social networks 1 such that Instagram where the brand has over 2.9 million subscribers 2 .
The watches are manufactured in China and are equipped with Japanese quartz movement brand Miyota 3 , 4 . They are located (more…)
Corum is a Swiss watch company based in La Chaux-de-Fonds .
In 1955 , Gaston Ries and René Bannwart decided to transform their small private label watch factory into a watchmaking company.
A year later, the first watches entered the market. The “Corum key” is the brand 1 logo , which appears for example as a counterweight on the second hand of the Admiral’s Cup 2 model .
In January 2000, the arrival of a new owner and president – Severin Wunderman, icon of the watch industry to the international reputation – gives a new impulse to Corum.
On June 25, 2008, Severin Wunderman died (more…)
Baume & Mercier , is a company Swiss of watches of luxury founded in 1830, part of the luxury conglomerate Richemont .
Baume & Mercier was founded in 1830 by the brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, who opened their watch trade in ” Les Bois “, a village in the canton of Jura . The Swiss watch manufacturer took off at the international level by establishing a branch of the name “Baume Brothers” in London in 1851, which led to its expansion through the British Empire . At the end of the xix th century , the company had built a solid (more…)
121TIME is a Swiss watch brand .
121TIME was created in 2001 by Daniel Morf, Frédéric Polli and Jean-Loup Ribordy. Since its foundation, the company, whose watch company based in Martigny is called Factory121, becomes a member of the Federation of the Swiss watch industry . In 2004, the company won the Master of Swiss Web 1 award .
121TIME has applied the principle of mass customization for the production of Swiss made watches . In the first four years after its creation in 2001, the company sold 4,300 watches 2 .
In the image Nike with its footwear division NikeID (in) , 121TIME (more…)
88 rue du Rhône , stylized 88 RUE DU RHONE , is an independent Swiss company producing and distributing luxury watches, founded in 2012 by Elie Bernheim and Pierre Bernheim. The son of the Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil , they installed the brand at La Chaux-de-Fonds where their collections are manufactured 1 , 2 .
The name 88 rue du Rhône is inspired by the street of the same name located in Geneva , as well as the river (the Rhone ) which flows through the city 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 .
The number 8 is a symbol of good (more…)