Brands

Memosail 1983 – 1999

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  UNDER CONSTRUCTION, BE PATIENT…….     x – x – x – x – x – x – x – x – x – x   Mid 1980′s the Memosail Automatic  with the Valjoux 7757 movement was introduced, based on the caliber 7750 and with a regatta module integrated from Dubois-Dépraz. This model has a…

Memosail 2000 – 2015

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      In 2000 Memotime is taken over by their present owners from the Corum company. After two years of studies, the brand is coming back with the same basic concept but with technically updated products. In reference to the prestigious America’s Cup, the new Memotime collection is launched in 2003, including the Memosail and…

Omega

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    Omega was founded in 1848 in Biel, Switzerland, by Louis Brandt and is today part of the Swatch Group. The brand has participated actively in some of the most challenging and fascinating adventures in the human history. In 1932 Omega introduced the world’s first divers’ watch and the brand has been active in underwater…

Panerai

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  In 1860 Giovanni Panerai opens his watchmaker’s shop and workshop Guido Panerai & Figlio in Florence, Italy. The shop later moves to its current location in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome. The family Enterprise, later renamed to Officine Panerai, is initially concerned with the production of nautical precision instruments. For a long period many kinds of equipment for the Royal…

Piquot Meridien

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    The Piquot Meridien company was founded in 1983  and was located in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. For their new regatta watch series Volantis, Dubois-Dépraz had developed two new regatta movements in 1993. The first one, module DD 2027 integrated on top of an ETA 2892-A2 chronograph, with both a subdial with a 30 minutes register and the coloured…

Rolex

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    The German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis, founded the company Wilsdorf & Davis, in London, England in 1905, specialising in the distribution of timepieces. In 1908, Wilsdorf registered the trademark ‘Rolex’ and in 1919 he would leave England again and move the company to Geneva, Switzerland, where it would eventually become Rolex SA.   In…

Seiko

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    The Seiko company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop in Tokyo. Eleven years later, in 1892, he founded the company Seikosha Co, where initially wall clocks were produced. Soon they were followed by pocket watches and watches with an alarm function. In 1913 Seiko (which means ‘precision’ in Japanese) manufactured its first…

TAG Heuer

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    The brand TAG Heuer starts in 1984 with the taking over of Heuer by Techniques d’Avant Garde. Very early on the new TAG Heuer management decided to continue to promote TAG Heuer as a sports watch. There was a lot of effort focussed on supporting sailing teams and events. The first of the…

Tissot

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    The Tissot company was founded by father and son Charles Félicien and Charles-Emile Tissot in 1853, in Le Locle Switzerland, and hasn’t moved from there ever since. Today it is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor. Tissot was the first watch company who developed a watch…

TNG

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      To make their dream come true, the Dutch Herbert Dercksen, Olympic sailor with several national, European and World titles to his name, and Frans Dingerdis, also sailer and sales & marketing specialist, founded in 1998 the watch company Tack & Gybe International B.V. (TNG). In cooperation with Peter Stas, owner and managing…