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

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

Reading Time: 7 minutesBaselworld 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…

Victorinox Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013

Victorinox Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013

Reading Time: 6 minutesVictorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, is launching a new Limited Edition. It is called the Explorer Damast Limited Edition 2013. It is a beautiful tribute to Mr. Carl Elsener Sr. who left us last summer. Carl Elsener Sr. – A Swiss visionary leader The Victorinox family lost its Patriarch. He was an inventor, a visionary leader and a great entrepreneur. His son, current CEO of the company, said about him: “He always used to think with his heart and act with his smile“. He had a strong personality and a big charisma. Carl Elsener Sr. took over his father in the 50’s and since then, he made the Swiss company from Ibach to become the multi-national company that it is today.  He helped to bring the little red wonder to all the people around the world. He had a vision that became reality. Today Victorinox sells…