Gimbutis' jewellery pieces are born in workshops in Geneva, France and Italy. The 100% hand-made pieces are created by craftsmen with 20-30 years of experience. The pieces undergo a careful quality control process and all of the gemstones used have Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) certificates, diamonds Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
An intense passion for diamonds has been the driving force in Laurence Graff’s life. Six decades after he set out in the industry and with a host of prestigious honors to his name – including four Queen’s Awards to Industry and an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List – Laurence Graff still experiences the excitement he used to feel. Launched in 2008 and crafted in Geneva, the Graff Luxury Watch collection is inspired by the unique faceted design of the classic cut of a diamond, timeless yet contemporary. Equipped with a fine Swiss movement, each timepiece is enriched by diamonds selected by Graff gemmologists.
Founded in 1858 by Frédéric Boucheron, it is the oldest jewelry Maison in Place Vendôme. Everything in the Maison centers on a global message linked to joy, to happiness and the celebration of life: for the Boucheron family, life is festive. Frédéric Boucheron’s choice of the theme of 'Joyful Hours' in his vision of watchmaking perfectly represents this message. The Boucheron Moment celebrates the elegance of a moment and crystallizes an emotion. A Boucheron creation tells a story, that of the Maison and your own. Constantly seeking to develop its technical, artistic and aesthetic performance, Boucheron has been recognized as the most contemporary of the Parisian jewelers.
Breguet was founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet. Today the brand is a jewel of fine watchmaking, it represents a great historical and cultural heritage as well as avant-garde technology, it has always had a fascinating ability to innovate. On June 26th, 1801 the French Minister of the Interior awarded Abraham-Louis Breguet a patent for the invention of the tourbillon. Today we see the typical Breguet aesthetics as expressed through complex guilloché dials, as well as enamel and mother-of-pearl dials. The brand is working with silicon technologies within the movements as well. Its timepieces since 1976 are produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland.
Officine Panerai traces its origins back to 1860 when Giovanni Panerai opened a watchmaker’s shop on Ponte alle Grazie in Florence, Italy. Its roots can be traced back to when it was the exclusive supplier of high-precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy. Riding on submersible torpedoes, the commandos were the protagonists of epic endeavors. On their wrists, they wore the precision and luminescence of Panerai Radiomir and Luminor models. Today the brand represents a blend of Italian design with Swiss watchmaking technology. Officine Panerai follows the inspiration of its home city of Florence, which was the cradle of the Renaissance.
In 1860 Louis-Ulysse Chopard founded his watchmaking workshop in Sonvilier, in the Swiss Jura. Maison Chopard epitomizes the alliance between watchmaking and jewelry. It has always known how to meet the expectations of its day, relying on four essential values: expertise, tradition, innovation, and commitment to philanthropy, whilst working hard to pass on know-how and skills to future generations. In 1976 Chopard created one of its iconic timepieces: the ‘Happy Diamonds Watch'. In 1996 Chopard opened it’s watch Manufacture in Fleurier, Val-de-Travers. Chopard Manufacture is now part of the very restricted circle of genuine watchmaking manufactures. From July 2018 it uses 100% Ethical Gold in its jewelry and watches.
Since the set-up of the workshop in 1833 in the legendary Vallée de Joux, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture in Switzerland has always regarded inventiveness as one of its core values. Charles- Antoine LeCoultre founded the company together with his brother Ulysee LeCoultre in 1833 in the Swiss town of Le Sentier. Antoine LeCoultre was the first who measured the micron. In 1929 LeCoultre presented the world’s smallest mechanical watch movement. It was not until 1937 that the Jaeger and LeCoultre officialized their partnership and created the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand. The best-known watch models of the noble manufactory Jaeger LeCoultre are the Reverso and the Memovox.
Harry Winston founded his business in New York City in 1932, with an unwavering commitment to rare jewels. As the undisputed “King of Diamonds,” H. Winston’s creative philosophy – in which the individual gemstones, rather than their metal settings would dictate each jewelry design – helped to revolutionize modern-day fine jewelry and remains as the cornerstone for all Winston designs today. This same pioneering spirit led to the debut of Harry Winston Timepieces in 1989, bridging the House’s fine jewelry expertise with the art of fine watchmaking. Harry Winston timepieces combine the high-quality craftsmanship of Harry Winston jewels with the time-honored tradition of Swiss watchmaking.
An American watchmaking pioneer named Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen in 1868. He drew on the help of eminently qualified Swiss watchmakers, modern technology and hydropower sourced from the nearby River Rhine to manufacture watch movements of the highest possible quality.