Rich heritage, fascinating stories, and brilliant savoir-faire…
Our luxurious brands all have a relentless quest for excellence that made them stand the test of time and become more and more desirable with every generation. Simple objects like a watch, a bag and a pen when created with love, passion and craftsmanship suddenly transcend and become a part of our life; a part of us.
For several generations, the A. Lange & Söhne watchmakers have pursued one goal: to craft timepieces that are at the pinnacle of international haute horlogerie. They follow the rule that Walter Lange once formulated: “There’s something one should expect not only of a watch but also of oneself: to never stand still.” Thanks to this approach, A. Lange & Söhne continues its pursuit to craft exceptional mechanical masterpieces.
Cadrans, Maison de Haute Horlogerie, was founded in 1979 to create the ultimate home for the most prestigious high-end watch brands that the Group represent.
Today Cadrans boasts the largest high-end watches customer database thanks to its excellent customer service and powerful brands.
As of 2015, Cadrans developed horizontally by opening a boutique in the booming Dbaye area and vertically by moving to the heart of Beirut, Foch Street, where it opened flagship stores to its exclusive premium house brands; Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, Richard Mille and soon Vacheron Constantin, creating the ultimate watchmaking pole.
After having established a successful model and an elaborate know-how in luxury watches and jewelry in Lebanon, Cadrans is planning to fuel its expansion in the Middle East and North Africa as of 2016, in line with the Group’s expansion plans.
Parisian jeweller on Place Vendôme, Chaumet has been creating tiaras, high jewellery pieces and unique timepieces since 1780.
For five centuries, Paris has been renowned for the quality and creativity of its jewellery artisans.
It was in this tradition in the late 18th century that Marie-Etienne Nitot, the official jeweler of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte made his mark and
created one of the most prestigious jewelry brands, Chaumet.
Founded in 1946, the Dior timepiece collections first see the light of day in Paris, in the design studios on Avenue Montaigne.
Les Ateliers Horlogers Dior, established in 2001 and located at La Chaux-de-Fonds, give life to the creations conceived in Paris and combine their technical skill and expertise with exceptional jewelry-making know-how.
All Dior timepieces reflect the couture spirit of the house of Dior.
Fratelli Rossetti was founded in 1953 by the visionary genius Renzo Rossetti in Parabiago, just outside Milan. At the time, a national fashion industry was just beginning to develop in Italy.
The company is now run by the brothers Diego, Luca and Dario from the second generation of the family. With their dedication and devotion, they have taken the company to its 60th anniversary and beyond, with a constant focus on quality at all times.
Over the years, the brand has become synonymous with style in Italy and across the globe. It embodies the values of unparalleled craftsmanship.
The watch company LeCoultre was founded in 1833 by the brothers Charles Antoine LeCoultre and François Ulysse LeCoultre in Le Sentier in the Vallée de Joux. The company grew steadily, bringing all functions of watchmaking in-house for the first time. By 1860, LeCoultre already had 100 employees and came to become a dominant manufacturer of movements and watches. About 1890 the number of different LeCoultre watch movements had already reached 125.The company, now led by the founders’ sons, began building repeater watches, chronographs and calendar watches and provided complicated watch movements to other companies.
John Lobb has been making the finest shoes and boots for gentlemen since 1866 in London and 1902 in Paris. Its rich heritage is reinforced by timeless qualities of craftsmanship, service and style - attributes that are now available to a wider international John Lobb audience. The company continues to maintain its bespoke shoe-making tradition in Paris, while also retaining core bespoke principles in the manufacture of its expanding ready-to-wear collection of shoes and leather goods.
John Lobb Bootmaker has been in business for almost 150 years. All its shoes retain the timeless traditions of John Lobb: exceptional quality, fine craftsmanship, comfort, durability and elegance.
Founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, the French luxury House Longchamp is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family. Longchamp’s handbags, luggage, and accessories have a worldwide reputation for craftsmanship, quality, which now extends to shoes and ready-to-wear collections.
Longchamp is an international brand that has maintained momentum and energy across decades. It epitomizes French family heritage and savoir-faire, fresh and inspiring creativity, as well as sharing the active lives of women who enjoy a touch of luxury every day.
Refreshing advertising campaigns and exciting collaborations with artists underline the contemporary and sometimes playful spirit of Longchamp.
Over 100 years Oris has been making purely mechanical watches in Switzerland thatare marked out by their distinctive design as well as the red rotor, the symbol of Oris mechanicals.
The unparalleled renown and prestige that Patek Philippe has acquired amongst connoisseurs is not due solely to the perfection of the watches and the resources of knowledge and skill contained in the workshops. This undisputed supremacy also stems from the consistency with which the company has applied its philosophy of excellence ever since it was founded in 1839. That spirit is embodied in ten values that have always represented the very essence of Patek Philippe and will continue to do so for generations to come: Independence, Tradition, Innovation, Quality and fine workmanship, Rarity, Value, Aesthetics, Service, Emotion and Heritage.
Poiray belongs to the very select circle of "Place Vendôme" watchmakers jewelers in Paris.
Elegant and fresh, the "young lady of the Place Vendôme" keeps charming with its creative and attractive character. Poiray appeals to all generations and personifies eternal parisian chic.
The first watch to carry Richard Mille’s name, the RM 001 Tourbillon, was launched at the millennium, and that first model was immediately heralded by the press as the ‘dawn of a new era in watchmaking, a revolution.’ Today, many of the guiding concepts and principles established by Richard Mille at that time have found their way into the mainstream of the industry, as witnessed by the fresh waves of inquisitiveness invigorating the present approach to visual and movement design, and the use of new materials in watchmaking.
However, past accomplishments are never a reason to sit still, and the Richard Mille collection has been able to surprise everyone each year with new innovations and designs that continue to push watchmaking to the edges of the possible, challenging norms on every level. Today’s collection offers everyone the watch of their dreams from unique and highly complex mechanical tours de force created for land, sea and air, to the most exquisite jewelry creations imaginable – and everything in between.
In 1870, a young man named Simon Tissot Dupont came to Paris to assist his uncle, a photographer employed by Napoleon III. This gave him a magnificent opportunity to get to know the most influential Parisians, people who quite shortly became his loyal customers.
War intervened, and the studio was forced to close. So this enterprising, proud and passionate young man took destiny into his own hands and launched his own business.
S.T. Dupont products crossed the globe, the tireless companions of the cream of European aristocracy and such well-known figures as Rockefeller, Agnelli, Churchill, Coco Chanel, Guccio Gucci and Louis Renault.
This marvelous story brings us today to the celebration of more than 145 exceptional years in the service of some of the world's most legendary figures, an anniversary bringing together the present and the best of the past.
Founded in 1755 and located at the Vallée de Joux in Geneva, Switzerland, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest continuously running Swiss watch manufacturer. Past owners of Vacheron Constantin watches include Napoleon Bonaparte, King Farouk of Egypt amongst others. Vacheron Constatin is known for its complicated watches and for its “metiers d’art” collections. In 2015, the brand released the world's most complicated mechanical watch, “the 57260”. It took three watchmakers eight years to build the 57-function marvel at the request of a client.
Founded in 1865 and located at Le Locle in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Zenith’s founder, Georges Favre-Jacot, was the first watchmaker to create a manufacture facility for his production. Zenith is one of few remaining Swiss watch manufacturers that still produce their own movements in-house.