News and Events September 2, 2003 admin
New Models – Leon Hatot – Swatch’s Luxury Brand
Acquired in 1999, and slowly nurtured to become one of the Swatch Group’s leading luxury brands, Leon Hatot’s history begins in Paris, in 1911, when the 22 year old watchmaker, jeweler, entrepreneur, inventor, editor and artist arrives from Bensacon.
He soon finds work with the leading jewelers of Paris, such as Boucheron, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Before long, he has acquired Bredillard, a leading manufacturer and supplier of watches, clocks, jewelry and other stylish accessories to the leading firms of Place Vendome.
In 1925, at Paris’ “Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes”, he is invested with France’s highest honor, the “Legion de’Honneur”.
He died in Paris in 1953.
During his lifetime, Leon Hatot creates thousands of sketches, designs and products that remain the inspiration for the new company bearing his name.
The new collection of watches, all equipped with Swiss ETA quartz modules, are adjusted by a push piece imbedded in the case back.
Zelia – 7-row watch in cross-set 18kt white gold, white mother-of-pearl dial, diamond hour markers and beige alligator leather strap.
Luela – Limited edition of 10 pieces, in 18kt white gold with diamonds and onyx, guilloche dial, diamond hour markers and satin strap.
Aimay – 18kt white gold pave-set with diamonds and pink sapphires, white mother-of-pearl dial, pink sapphire hour makers and pink alligator leather strap.
All jewelry products are made in 18kt gold, engraved with individual numbers and bear a certificate of authenticity. The Leon Hatot collection is available exclusively in Swatch’s high-end Tourbillon boutiques in Paris, Lugano, Lausanne and Biel.