Swiss made automatic watches
Swiss watches are known for their extremely high quality. Therefore Switzerland is considered as the watch country par excellence. It is therefore the origin of various famous watch brands such as Tag Heuer, Glycine, Cornavin and Rolex. If a watch brand is allowed to use the Swiss made designation, this automatically means that it must meet various strict quality requirements and conditions.
Yet it is too easy to say that all watches with the designation Swiss made have the same quality. The requirements set for a Swiss made watch are a minimum standard, which means that there are brands that impose even higher conditions on their products. Although excellent quality is always guaranteed, brands that choose to meet the minimum requirements and where possible use parts from other countries within the conditions are also included.
The requirements and conditions for a Swiss made watch were set in 1971. This was followed by another revision in 1995. Among other things, the movement of a Swiss made watch must come from Switzerland and must also be built into the watch case in Switzerland. The last inspections of the watch must also have been performed in Switzerland. In addition, 60% of the development costs and/or costs of the materials must be incurred in Switzerland.
A Swiss automatic watch is timeless, often assembled by hand by professionals and very durable. Quality of both the finished product and the materials used are absolutely paramount. Switzerland has a long history in the field of watchmaking and has therefore gained extensive experience and has many trained professional technicians in this field. Although the very first watch is not from Switzerland, nevertheless the Swiss have played an important role in the development of the watch as we know it today. For example, the Swiss Abraham Louis Breguet has developed various technical innovations that are still used today.