Breguet History

When it comes to watchmaking history, one name which often comes to the fore is Abraham-Louis Breguet. The famous watchmaker was born in Neuchâtel, but spent much of his life working in Paris. ...

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A Brief History of Breitling Watches

Breitling was founded in 1884 in St. Imier, Switzerland by Léon Breitling. The company has a long history of creating chronographs for use in science, sports and industry. In 1892, the brand moved to...

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Bell & Ross History

Bell & Ross was founded in 1992 by designer Bruno Belamich and business graduate Carlos Rosillo. Their surnames provided the source of the watch company’s nomenclature. Bell & Ross Hist...

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A Brief History of Patek Philippe Watches

In 1839, Antoine Norbert de Patek, a former Polish cavalryman, established a watch factory with his compatriot, François Czapek, a watchmaker. They registered a partnership, Patek, Czapek & Cie, ...

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Bvlgari Watch History

Bvlgari is a name which is synonymous with fine jewellery and stylish watches. The company has always been known as a magnet for affluent and famous clientele. The founder of the luxury house was Gree...

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Chopard History

Chopard is synonymous with glamorous jewellery worn by the glitterati. Moreover, the company has earned an enviable reputation for its timepieces, which exhibit a notable quotient of style and high-qu...

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Franck Muller History

In the sphere of high-end watchmaking, employing the strapline, “Master of complications”, is a very bold claim to make. However, the Swiss-born watchmaker, Franck Muller, earned a reputation earl...

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Glashutte Watches History

The German town of Glashütte, the home of Glashutte Original, has a rich tradition of watchmaking dating back to 1845 when Ferdinand Adolph Lange established his workshop in the town. During the year...

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Girard Perregaux History

La Chaux-de-Fonds, together with its neighbour, Le Locle, are located in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. The two cities are synonymous with watchmaking and appear on the UNESCO World Heritage List. ...

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Montblanc Watches History

Montblanc was born from the idea of creating an ink pen which contained an integrated ink reservoir, making it ideal for travel. Indeed, it was this idea which led three men to form a company in 1906 ...

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Piaget Watch History

Piaget, the prestigious practitioner of Haute Horlogerie, is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in Switzerland. It was founded in 1874 by Georges Édouard Piaget in his family home located in La C...

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Vacheron Constantin History

Vacheron Constantin can trace its origins to 1755 when Jean-Marc Vacheron founded a watchmaking business in Geneva. The company is the oldest watch company “in continuous operation since it was foun...

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Hublot History

Carlo Crocco established Hublot in 1980, releasing his ‘Classic’ model which paired precious metal with rubber. The concept, at the time, was unusual and represented the start of the brand’s lov...

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Blancpain History

The Blancpain name can be traced back to 1735 when Jehan-Jacques Blancpain established a watchmaking workshop within his home in Villeret. The company is reputedly the oldest watch brand in existen...

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The History of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre can trace its origins back to 1833 when Antoine LeCoultre founded his first watchmaking workshop after inventing a machine to produce watchmaking pinions. This marked the birth of a h...

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Zenith Watches History

Zenith continues to operate from the same site in Le Locle where the company commenced its operations back in 1865. The brand was founded by Georges Favre Jacot. Zenith Watches History The visio...

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Richard Mille History

In an industry where some of the finest exponents of watchmaking have histories dating back 200 years and more, Richard Mille is considered relatively young, launching its first models in 2001. R...

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Hublot At The World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off last week with hosts Russia defeating Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. For the third successive tournament the official timekeeper will be the luxury ...

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