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TISSOT
http://www.tissot.ch
History From 1853 to the present day, Tissot has continually surprised and delighted customers with its product innovation. A relentless pioneering spirit led the company from its foundation in the small Swiss Jura town of Le Locle, to a presence in 150 countries. From its first pocket watch with two time-zones in 1853 to its revolutionary touch-screen technology T-Touch watch, Tissot has presented a series of "firsts" in terms of technology, materials and design – even to the extent of creating watches made of rock, wood and pearl.
From day one, Tissot was also dedicated to taking its innovations to destinations well beyond the Swiss borders. In 1858, the founder's son, Charles-Emile Tissot, left Le Locle for Russia and successfully sold Tissot savonnette pocket watches across this huge and influential empire. International expansion went from strength to strength and Tissot is today the leading producer of the traditional Swiss watch industry in number of units. Being sold by 16,000 Points of Sale across five continents, Tissot products offer a wide selection of watches to suit diverse functional needs and tastes.
RADO http://www.rado.com
History Rado watches are associated with top quality timepieces made from the finest scratchproof materials in the world and has succeeded over a short period in building up a distinctive brand with successful worldwide distribution. The company was founded in 1917 in Switzerland, although it wasn't until the 1960's that the world's first scratchproof watch was made under the name Rado DiaStar. In 1983, Rado joined the elite SMH group, now known as the Swatch Group, the biggest watch conglomerate in the world. Rado watches are unique in every way. While other brands use conventional materials like gold, brass or steel, Rado goes for materials of the future such as hardmetal, sapphire crystal, high-tech ceramics, high-tech lanthanum or high-tech diamond. And this is always in the endeavour to develop design/material combinations that unite in perfect harmony the double functions of the watch as a modern piece of jewelry and a functional timepiece. The basis for this is provided by the mastery of highly developed leading technologies for the manufacture and processing of the hardest materials in the world.It has taken decades for Rado to build up this know-how, which today constitutes the core expertise of its material-technological developments.
LONGINES http://www.longines.com
History Longines has been based at St Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise, built up over 175 years, reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and the sporting world: it has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of watches and associated products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, is now established in more than 130 countries.In 1832, Auguste Agassiz entered the world of watchmaking by establishing a partnership with a watchmaking counter in Saint-Imier. Before long, he quickly took control of the enterprise and renamed it “Agassiz & compagnie”. At the time, the company assembled watches according to the “etablissage” method, with people working at home, and developed trade links that enabled the company to sell its timepieces around the world, particularly in North America. In the 1850s, Ernest Francillon, a nephew of Agassiz, took over the management of the reputed company and looked for ways to improve the traditional manufacturing methods used in local watchmaking. His idea was to group the different operations involved in the finalisation of timepieces together in one factory, where he would use mechanical production methods to assemble and finish complete watches. To bring this project to fruition, he purchased two adjoining plots of land on the right bank of the river Suze in the Saint-Imier valley in 1866. This area of land was called “Les Longines.” To help him develop the machines he needed to perfect the watchmaking processes, Ernest Francillon employed a young relative, an engineer named Jacques David. In the 1870s, the industrial approach that Francillon had chosen proved highly successful and the factory continued to grow until the first third of the 20th century. By 1911, the Longines factory employed more than 1,100 people and its watches were being distributed around the world.
Frédérique Constant http://www.frederique-constant.com
History Frédérique Constant watches are sold in the accessible luxury price range; the core collection sells from 500 - 2500 Euro for a high-quality Swiss watch. Our business model is designed to keep costs down and the efficiency gains are fully passed on to the final consumer. We have a no-nonsense open company culture emphasizing integrity, respect, imagination and passion. We do not have the costs of expensive brand Ambassadors; instead we prefer to invest in our products. It is important to notice that Frédérique Constant has not changed its concept and positioning. While other brands substantially increased their prices, we kept them largely the same. It confirms our believe in the original concept, the foundation and conviction to deliver on our consumer centric philosophy.
BALMAIN http://www.balmainwatches.com

History Pierre Balmain was one of the outstanding figures of Parisian haute couture. He dressed exceptional women who left their mark on their era, including queens, princesses, movie stars and well known names in the theatre.Through his art he helped to spread the idea of luxury a la franchise right across the world. As a great lover of art he was continually inspired by the oldest and most Elaborate styles of art in the world - Arab and Mandarin art in particular, which both featured oversize, stylised and realistic images of flowers and plants. The arabesque motif was the core of what inspired the creative genius that Pierre Balmain was. Through all his collections he included this motif in the lace, embroidery and trimmings of his exquisite dresses and coats.When we were given the delicate task of creating and developing Montres Pierre Balmain in 1937, it was clear that the design of our timepieces had to centre around the famous arabesque motif and the sense of elegance if the models were to be worthy of this prestigious name. And thus, year after year, collection after collection, the dials with the arabesque motif have always been at the heart of Montres Pierre Balmain's creations.As apostles of the inspiration of the haute couture genius that was Pierre Balmain, through the watches that bear his name, it is our duty to perpetuate his name by maintaining his original inspiration, the arabesque motif and the sense of elegance. We take the liberty of creating bold shapes and adapting cutting-edge watchmaking technology to continually surprise and seduce our customers through our regular new collections. In this way we in turn hope to pass on the torch of this incredible instigator of elegance and style.

CERTINA http://www.certina.com
History : 1888: Founding of the factory at Grenchen, Switzerland. Reliability, precision, innovation: the Kurth Brothers' fundamental principles to guide the Swiss company's early years. The watchmaking firm rapidly climbs to an important rank in the international watchmaking world. Third Millennium: Certina reasserts its ambitious trajectory by strengthening its commitment to international motor-sports. The sportwatch brand displays brilliant creative impulse through inspired new collections that gain wide public success. At Certina, the past and present share common denominators, of uncompromising excellence and clever audacity. Since its creation, the spirit of the brand has stood at the apex of technological evolution, through the use of the finest components and materials: titanium, 316L stainless steel, sapphire crystal and world-famous Swiss Made ETA movements. As leader in the sportwatch segment between CHF 300.00 and CHF 2,000.00, Certina has always championed the best quality at an affordable price. From early on, the brand showed a keen interest in sports, boosted by the launch of its Double Security concept in 1959, raising water and shock resistance to new levels. Tested during a number of extreme international expeditions, Certina DS timepieces successfully withstood the most challenging conditions. Through the decades, Certina has shown great dynamism and linked its name to those of legendary champions such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Doohan, Alex Criville, Colin McRae, Petter Solberg, Sete Gibernau, Timo Glock, Robert Kubica and last but not least, Hollywood's famous Swiss-born stuntman, Oliver Keller. In 2001, Certina became a sponsor to the Swiss 125cc GP motorcycle rider Thomas Luthi, who went on to win the 2005 World Championship. The Swiss watchmaking brand then decided to take a bold step into prestigious Formula 1 and became Official Partner to the Sauber Petronas F1 team. The following year, Certina introduced its new ambassador, Polish-born Robert Kubica, team driver with the BMW Sauber F1 Team. The partnership was a big success. In 2008, Kubica and Heidfeld claimed the team's first F1 race win ever, a one-two finish at the Montreal Grand Prix. Today, Certina's motorsport commitment remains faithful to fellow-Swiss Peter Sauber and the Sauber F1 Team. In 2010, Certina signed on Fabio Leimer, a talented Swiss driver in the GP2 series, and since 2011, the company is a partner of the affable Norwegian star and most successful biathlete in sporting history Ole Einar Bjorndalen. Indeed, in watchmaking as in sport, passion and extreme demands live side by side, in a dynamic environment without compromise, and where talent, drive and technology are essential for achieving the best results. True to its philosophy, Certina has always shown outstanding aesthetic innovation and continues to bring deep creative talent to its sporty timepieces. In design tendencies from extreme sport to classical or delightfully elegant themes, its collections continue to express a great mastery of time, keeping with today's most cutting-edge active lifestyles.
Calvin Klein http://www.calvinkleininc.com
About us : Calvin Klein, Inc. is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women's and men's designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Brands/lifestyles include Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include apparel, accessories, shoes, sleepwear, hosiery, socks, swimwear, belts, eyewear, watches, jewelry, coats, suits and fragrances, as well as products for the home.
PVH Corp. is one of the world's largest apparel companies. It owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Arrow, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, Tommy Hilfiger, and Perry Ellis Portfolio.
VICTORINOX http://www.victorinox.com
History : 1884: After working as a journeyman in Paris and in the southern German town of Tuttlingen, Karl Elsener opens his own cutler’s business in Ibach-Schwyz. The energy for running the grinding and polishing machines is supplied by a waterwheel driven by the Tobelbach stream.
1891: The Swiss Army is supplied with soldiers' knives for the first time.
1897: On June 12, the Swiss Officer's and Sports Knife is patented.
1909: In order to distinguish it from copies, the company founder decides to use the cross and shield, the current Victorinox emblem, on all pocket knives from then on.
1909: Following the death of his mother, the company founder chooses her first name Victoria as the name of the company.
1921: Stainless steel is invented (also known as ‘inox’ for short). By combining inox with Victoria, the new brand Victorinox is created.
1931: The company Brown Boveri sets up the world’s first all-electric hardening plant for Victorinox.
1945: After the Second World War, the PX stores of the U.S. Army, Marines and Air Force sell large numbers of the ‘Swiss Officer’s Knife’ to their officers and soldiers. The Americans call it ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for short. This term is adopted in all English-speaking countries.
1969: Some of the household and professional knives are manufactured in a new 5-story building.
1980: The largest expansion to date sees an increase in manufacturing, office and storage space from 11,000 to 27,000 m?. A staff of 730 generates sales in excess of 65 million Swiss francs.
1989: The Swiss Army Watches are launched on the U.S. market with great success.
1992: The first Victorinox sales branch is founded in Japan. In subsequent years, other subsidiaries are opened in Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Hong Kong/China, Vietnam and Chile.
1999: In order to strengthen the Victorinox brand and to broaden its appeal, a Travel Gear line is developed. It is manufactured under license according to strict quality guidelines.
1999: The founding of Victorinox Watch SA in Bonfol results in an expansion of the Timepieces department.
2000: The Victorinox Foundation is established. Its stated objective is to provide job security in the long term and to ensure financial independence.
2001: A leisure and business clothing collection is designed for the North American market. It wins over customers by offering the same high-quality standards as the Swiss Army Knife.
2001: All five Victorinox product categories (pocket tools, household and professional knives, timepieces, travel gear and fashion) are for the first time presented together in a flagship store in Soho, New York.
2002: Victorinox becomes the sole shareholder of Swiss Army Brands Inc. in the U.S. Its sales therefore exceed CHF 400m for the first time.
2005: The takeover of Wenger SA, Delemont/JU, a knife manufacturer since 1893 and also a supplier to the Swiss Army, is intended to ensure the ongoing development of the Swiss Army Knife and its Swiss production site.
2006: The watch factory is relocated to Porrentruy.
2007: Relaunch of Victorinox Swiss Army Fragrances under the Victorinox emblem.
2007: Victorinox founds the company Victorinox Swiss Army Fragrance AG at its head office. The former Wenger perfume line is repositioned and branded with the Victorinox emblem.
2008: Victorinox opens its first European flagship store in New Bond Street, London.
2009: Victorinox has a global workforce of over 1,700 and generates sales of about 500m Swiss francs.
WENGER http://www.wenger.ch
History : The Swiss Army is one of the strongest in Europe. It is a tough, well-trained professional fighting force so formidable that it has kept the country from being invaded through two World Wars. Every able-bodied Swiss male is required to serve and remains in the army as a reservist until age 50. As a condition of preparedness, each soldier is provided with the most advanced technology and simplest – a folding pocketknife. It dates back to 1886 when the Swiss Army decided to equip every soldier with a regulation single-blade folding knife. In 1889, a new rifle was introduced. To disassemble the rifle, a screwdriver was needed. So a decision was made to create a multi-purpose tool incorporating a knife, screwdriver, reamer and can-opener – The Swiss Army Knife. At that time, the cutlery industry in Switzerland was well established but incapable of mass production. So the knives were made in Solingen, Germany. However, a Swiss cutler soon established a knife manufacturing company, today Victorinox, and began to make army knives.Shortly after in 1893 at Courtetelle in the Delemont valley, the second industrial cutlery manufacturer of Switzerland, Paul Boechat & Cie – and the future Wenger – received a contract from the Swiss Army to produce knives. In 1895, a group of entrepreneurs from Delemont bought Boechat and built a new plant at Courtetelle. About two years later, Theodore Wenger was hired to be its General Manager. The son of a pastor, Theodore Wenger was a minister who had served in the USA. He decided this calling was not for him and his Swiss wife was homesick, so he returned to Switzerland. There he learned the world of business in his father-in-law’s cloth trade. After a few years, he applied for a job at Courtetelle. One of Wenger’s first acts was to acquire a manufacturer of spoons and forks, which he moved to a rented factory in Delemont. Then in 1900, he built a new 18,000 square foot facility there. Both the utensil operations and the Courtetelle cutlery production were incorporated into the new plant now called Fabrique Suisse de Courtetelle at Services. A few years later, Wenger acquired Fabrique Suisse, renamed it Wenger et Cie. and shepherded its growth for the next forty years. The Compromise of 1908: The company from which Wenger emerged had been a supplier to the Swiss Army as early as 1893, and its sister-company, Victorinox, since 1890. Wenger is in the French-speaking Jura region and its competitor is in the German-speaking canton of Schwyz. To avoid friction between the two cantons, the Swiss Government decided in 1908 to use each supplier for half of its requirements. So Victorinox can lay claim to being the “original”, Wenger can state its Swiss Army Knives are “genuine”. In any case, both have been manufacturing Swiss Army Knives for over 100 years and both must meet identical specifications defined by the Swiss Army.
CANDINO http://www.candino.com

History : Candino was founded in 1947 by Adolf Flury-Hug, who opened a watch-making studio in the annex of his family home in Herbetswil in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. Even today, the original workshop proudly remains standing beside the company's ultra-modern factory inaugurated in 1989. Not by chance has it resisted the onslaughts of time and modernization - for it's a symbol of the commitment of Candino to remain faithful to the principles of its founders.
A new wind has been blowing since 6 years in Bienne, where the general management offices are located, together with the sales, marketing and administration department. Indeed, in 2002 Candino joined the Festina Group. This merger has proven to be extremely constructive, and provided additional dynamism for all concerned. Candino has benefited from improved managerial know-how, logistics and distribution channels. In return, it has strengthened the middle-range segment of the group and brought about its Swiss Made tradition and technical manufacturing expertise.
The Festina Group was founded 30 years ago by entrepreneur Miguel Rodriguez. The group's central head office is in Barcelona and there are subsidiaries in 9 countries. The group includes the following brands: Festina, Lotus, Jaguar, Candino et Calypso. More than 3000 people work in the group worldwide, selling more than 4,5 million watches a year in 65 countries.
The group has a high-quality Swiss watch production centre in Herbetswil (Switzerland), another production centre that specialises in gold watches in Cordoba (Spain), and a quality and precision analysis laboratory for manufactured parts.

1947: Adolf Flury-Hug founds Candino in Herbetswil.
1954: Kurt Flury joins the firm. Opening of a sales office in Biel-Bienne, under the management of Armin Flury.
1956: Construction of a factory in Herbetswil with 80 employees.
1968: A new building, annex 130-seat work is constructed.
1971: Inauguration of an assembly line for automatic watches. The Sales Office in Biel-Bienne inaugurates its own data processing system.
1976: Manufacturing of special electronic digital watches.
1977: Candino launches its first hard metal model.
1980: Inauguration of the new ultra-modern assembly line for flat watches.
1982: Candino takes part in the World Watch Show in Basel for the 25th time.
1983: Development of watches with moon phase display, based on quartz technology.
1984: Extension of the electronic division and the production of E-moduls. Inauguration of the assembly line for analog/digital movements of the well-know ETA calibre.
1986: Acquisition and transformation of the former Bulova building in Biel-Bienne. Development and production of watches with moon-phase display and the signs of the Zodiac, based on quartz technology.
1987: Basel 87 (World Watch Show), launching of the Royal Gold collection. Candino launches a compass watch.
1988: Development and construction of the first two-tone high-tech ceramic watch. The watch case, as well as the integrated bracelet, are made of this ultra-modern and ultra-tough material: Innotec.
1989: The production area is expanded to 1600 m2. Settlement of a computerized storage system. Development of a gents watch with the world smallest mechanical altimeter.
1990: Production of a lightwatch with independent light power supply from a second extra-flat lithium battery.
1994: Development of a power reserve module with 2 independent time zones regulated by a single crown.
1996: Candino becomes the official timekeeper of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel.
1998: Partnership with the Formula 1 team Redbull-Sauber-Petronas.
2002: Candino Swiss Watch joins the Festina Lotus SA group. New ceramic model with steel heart "Ceraline".
2003: Davidoff Swiss Indoors contract prolongation between Miguel Rodriguez, President of the Festina group, and Roger Brennwald, President of the tournament. Candino enters into the yachting world. It becomes the official partner of Steve Ravussin and the trimaran Banque Covefi (until 2005). Candino becomes the official timekeeper of the BN
2005: Candino, official timekeeper for the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.
2006: Candino has the honour of timing Roger Federer's first victory in his home city, at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel.
2007: The company celebrates its 60th birthday. It takes part in the World Watch Show in Basel for the 50th time. Xenia Tchoumitcheva is Candino's new ambassadress.
2009: Candino becomes one of the main partners of PlanetSolar, the first round-the-world trip powered by solar energy.

Flik Flak
http://www.flikflak.com
History : Flik Flak’s entire brand life is expressed in the word Passion. Created in 1987, Flik Flak was designed to be more than just a simple children’s watch. It is notably the first ever brand of children’s watch to introduce the concept of teaching the time, allowing this learning experience to be transformed into something amusing for children. Synonymous with unique quality, Flik Flak quickly became the world’s best-selling children’s watch. As a brand belonging to the Swatch Group, Flik Flak is part of a Big Family. The Swatch Group is the biggest watch company in the world, driven by a deep passion for high quality, fashionable and classic timepieces that represent Swiss watch-making tradition. The biggest watch names in the world are Swatch Group brands, such as Breguet, Blancpain, Glashutte-Original, Jaquet Droz, Tiffany & Co., Leon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, CK, Balmain, Hamilton, Certina, Swatch, Mido and Endura. The creativity of Flik Flak products has always been inspired by quality, time, fashion, and children’s tastes. It is a brand that remains constantly stimulated to stay a step ahead in order to meet the expectations of parents and, of course, children!
 
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