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Manufacture Royale, new launches 2017 – Freedom of creation is priceless.

Manufacture Royale, new launches 2017 – Freedom of creation is priceless.

Baselworld is finished and we must confess it was a nice edition. At LuxuryActivist we discovered or rediscovered great watchmakers. With the creation of the new space called “Les Ateliers”, Baselworld celebrate the high value of independent creators and Manufacture Royale is for sure one of the best. Manufacture Royale, great heritage that builds the future. In 1770, French philosopher Voltaire supports the establishment of watchmaking workshops in Ferney-Voltaire near Geneva and Manufacture Royale is established. It is then an important producer of timepieces and the famous Jean-Antoine Lépine, clockmaker to the king, is one of its watchmakers. Manufacture Royale also made objets d’art such as table watches. The Manufacture gently disappeared from the news but was revived recently in 2010. In its modern era, Manufacture Royale produces modern watches with great Haute Horlogerie complications, manufactured in-house. Currently they also produce and manufacture watches elements for several other brands, showing a strong in-house…

Baselworld 2016 – on time with Jaquet Droz

Baselworld 2016 – on time with Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz is one of the first watch-makers and one of the most confidential, yet brilliant Manufacture horlogère from Switzerland. Discover here the new watches launched at Baselworld 2016. From technicality to poetry.

Tissot, new editions 2012.

Tissot, new editions 2012.

Switzerland knows how to make beautiful watches and Tissot has definitely contributed to this reputation in the world. Tissot is the number one Swiss watch brand in the traditional watch segment in terms of units and has achieved a strong international presence reaching over 160 countries around the world. Here are some of the 2012 new editions, just in time for Valentine’s day. Tissot has been one of the leading swiss brands in the world of watch-making, since 1853 with the first productions. It started with Pocket watches in the great tradition of watch making. Then it went from the first self-winding watch with a banking rotor mechanism in 1944 up to the famous T-Touch in the years 2000. We can see that the Brand tagline is perfect: “Innovators by Tradition”. After so many years, Tissot found its way inside the Swatch Group and since then, it really got into a…