It’s no secret that the world’s most coveted watch brands all seem to hail from Switzerland. For many centuries, Switzerland has been home to the world’s most prolific luxury watchmakers, and all of them have one thing in common: superlative craftsmanship and design.
It’s also no secret that owning a Swiss-made watch can be an expensive venture, with point of entry starting at $2000 and reaching in excess of a million dollars.
At Stauer our mantra is “It’s what you know AND who you know.” With over two decades in the watch business, we know a thing or two about “what” makes a great timepiece. It also gave us plenty of time to know “who” to form valuable partnerships with. Like Francois, a fourth generation watchmaker who makes Swiss watch masterpieces that sell for $5,000 and more. Well, Francois owed us a favor, and here it is: An authentic Swiss made watch for under $80. Meet Bellinzona, a beautiful tribute to the artistry and precision of Swiss-made watches.
Francois has outdone himself, using a precision Swiss Ronda 762 movement–– the creme de la creme of its kind. And, boy does Francois know aesthetics. Named for a picturesque town east of the Ticino river, at the foot of the Alps that’s famous for its castles and architecture. Like it’s namesake, this watch offers a striking visual as well, channeling the hallmark elegance of timepieces created by fellows like Patek and Abraham Louis. With a coin edged bezel and guilloche face, this timepiece is as classic as they come.
Owning a Swiss Made watch lets the world know you’re a true gentleman. Owning our Swiss Made Bellinzona shows you’re one smart gentleman as well.