They still exist: the artists of their craft, who create masterpieces with dedication and love for detail, whose value and aesthetics outlast generations. We are always on the lookout for such collector’s items in order to offer our customers something special – and to ensure the survival of top-class manufacturers in a market that is increasingly focused on mass-production.
Many of the discoveries made by our product scouts are among the most sought-after items in our eStore today – and most of them are associated with an impressive history and exciting stories. We would like to tell you about a small selection of them.
Watches by Bernhard H. Mayer
Anyone who wants to experience the perfection of real watchmaking should travel to Switzerland: here this craft is lived and intensely cultivated, even today. Swiss watches have a special quality. They are made with extreme care and with high standards, and are a product of the immense experience and knowledge of the world’s best watchmakers. This is another reason why Swiss made timepieces represent an inaccessible value, which is also associated with great emotions for connoisseurs.
This is one reason for the brand Bernhard H. Mayer® to produce their masterpieces according to their own designs in Switzerland. The Bernhard H. Mayer® brand is also backed by the tradition of a watchmaking dynasty whose history goes back five generations: its foundation stone was laid by the Pforzheim engraver Bernhard H. Mayer in 1871 – the same year in which Wilhelm I was crowned German Emperor in Versailles. At that time, distances were still covered by horse and carriage, and five more years were to pass before the telephone could be used for the first time.
The youngest member of the dynasty, Bernhard H. Mayer, sees it as an obvious choice that the watches bearing his family’s crest are manufactured according to the highest Swiss quality standards in a prestigious Swiss workshop. “In most of our Swiss workshops, precision mechanics and watchmakers with many years of training work with care and a great love of detail,” says Mayer. He is often on site to check the quality of the timepieces before they leave the premises. Every single piece goes through the hands of experienced master watchmakers. At first glance, their trained eye can spot whether every detail is correct.
This care can be felt even by the wearer of the watch. “Our goal is the perfect combination of traditional watchmaking artistry and modern design,” says Mayer.
Keep up to date – we take a look behind the scenes of these and other manufacturers in our blog at www.qn-europe.com/blog.