de GRISOGONO

  • Geneva
  • De Grisogono is a Swiss luxury jeweller known for its watches and founder, black diamond specialist Fawaz Gruosi. The De Grisogono brand was started in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi. Orginally, the company designed and produced jewellery and everyday items such as sunglasses which were then sold in a boutique located in Geneva. Gruosi introduced the use of black diamonds into many of his designs, which at the time was very unusual. With the success that followed he was quickly able to open boutiques in London, Gstaad, Rome, Paris, St. Moritz, Kuwait, Moscow and Hong Kong - all within the fist 5 years. It wasn't until the year 2000 that Fawaz developed his first watch collection for De Grisogono, the Instrumento No Uno.

  • +41 22 317 10 82 ; Fax: +41 22 317 10 86
  • 27, Rue de Rh�ne Ch-1204, Geneva Switzerland

  • http://www.degrisogono.com
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Fogal

  • Zurich
  • For more than 80 years, fogal has been synonymous with beauty, elegance and first-class quality. The high standard applies not only to the design, material, workmanship and wearing comfort, but also to the packaging, advising and service. In 1923, L�on Fogal opens his first store in Zurich. By 1930, three more boutiques open in Zurich, Basel and Bern. The invention of nylon in 1938 revolutionizes the leg appeal. Fogal is one of the first importers of �nylons� in europe. The Zurich boutique sells out repeatedly, and has to close until new supplies arrive. In the early sixties, the first elastic tights are produced. The miniskirt fashion implicates the triumphant procession of opaque tights in vibrant colours. Fogal takes part in the front line. In 1969, Balthasar Meier takes over the six Fogal shops in Switzerland. He makes Fogal into a company of international repute. In 1982, Fogal opens its first international boutique in New York. Later, Fogal shops are opened in Paris, London, Tokyo, Vienna etc. In 2009, Balthasar Meier sells Fogal to the Swiss entrepreneur Philippe Gaydoul and his Gaydoul Group. The Fogal range includes stockings, tights, suspender stockings and socks in up to 70 different colours. The hosiery range is complemented by matching tops, bodies, lingerie and active wear.

  • +41 44 205 85 85 ; Tel. +4) 44 205 85 85
  • Claridenstrasse 20 PO Box 2294 CH-8022 Zurich Switzerland

  • http://www.fogal.com
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Girard-Perregaux

  • La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Although orphaned at a very early age, Jean-François Bautte had a determined approach to life. He learned the trades of case assembler, guilloche applier, watchmaker and goldsmith in turn, and completed his education. In 1977 he signed his first watches, aged 19. The origins of Girard-Perregaux are associated with this date. He created a manufacturing company in Geneva regrouping all the watch making trades of that time. In 1837 Jacques Bautte and Jean-Samuel Rossel took over from the illustrious Jean- François Bautte, who had left them an exceedingly high quality industrial and cultural heritage. Later, Rossel continued his work alone, soon to be assisted by his son. Their remarkable work in the field of chronometry was regularly rewarded in international exhibitions. In 1852, Constant Girard founded the Girard & Cie firm. Two years later, he married Marie Perregaux, and in 1856 the union of their surnames gave rise to the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1903 Constant Girard-Gallet took over control of the Manufacture from his father. In 1905, Girard-Perregaux was appointed a permanent jury member of the most popular international watch exhibitions in recognition for its constant quest for precision. In 1906, it took over the famous old Bautle firm, merging it with Girard-Perregaux & Cie. At the dawn of the 20th Century, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin measured his aeronautic tests using a Girard-Perregaux timekeeper. In 1928 Otto Graef, a watchmaker of German origins and owner of the MIMO Brand (Manufacture International de Montres Or) bought up the capital stock of Girard-Perregaux. In 1930, sales of wristwatches exceeded those of pocket watches for the first time, nearly fifty year after Constant Girard had anticipated this application of time. In 1940 the Girard-Perregaux Brand pursued its development both in Europe and the Americas, especially with the SEA HAWK water resistant model, while the MIMO Brand was primarily distributed in European markets. In 1992 the Italian entrepreneur, architect and former racing car driver Luigi Macaluso took over the reins of Girard-Prregaux. In December 2004, Girard-Perregaux opened its first boutique in Gstaad. In 2007 Girard-Perregaux opened its first boutiques in China, in Bejing and then Shanghai. Girard-Perregaux and the PPR Group signed a long-term strategic cooperation agreement, enabling both companies to exchange their know-how and share their expertise.

  • +41 329 11 3333 ; Fax: +41 32 91 30480
  • 1 place Girardet CH 2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland

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