Why Watches are Made in Switzerland
Watches that are manufactured in Switzerland carry a certain status. They are held with an extremely high regard all over the world. When a watch carries the tag ‘Swiss made’; it is likely to fetch a higher sales price. Also, it will almost always retain its value longer than timepieces made elsewhere. But why is this phenomenon so?
The term ‘Swiss-made’ is a legal standard, and watches need to meet specific conditions to be given the tag. The first requires that the watches movement or mechanics have a Swiss origin. The second is that the movement must be encased within the geographical location of Switzerland. The third is that the final inspection on the watch must be carried out also within the same region. Tissot watches have been manufactured under these traditions, and have been distributed far and wide since 1853.
Why are Swiss Watches So Good?
These pieces are highly sought after by collectors alike. They have been designed to last a lifetime. Much of this has to do with the standard of both the materials used in its construction, and its high-quality craftsmanship.
They are designed with high-end metal gears, handcrafted by some of the most experienced watchmakers in the world. Victorinox watches embody the term ‘‘Swiss-made’. These timepieces offer traditional, slick, and lasting designs.
One other feature of a Swiss-made watch is the use of 316L surgical steel, which just happens to be hypoallergenic and resistant to corrosives, guaranteeing them to stand the test of time.
Swiss-made timepieces are synonymous with quality and luxury. Those with a passion for watches covet these pieces for their collections. It is not then suprising that many watchmakers choose to set up their headquarters in Switzerland.