In the western part of Switzerland, with a small corner bordering France, there is a lakeside city – Geneva, where there are beautiful scenery, was named the world’s best living city second, but also rich in human, religious and economic background. Geneva is the world’s watch and financial center, where the world famous watches and clocks, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, etc., there is a newly established small company – MHC.
MHC, a typical French district watch factory in Geneva. Geneva was a religious holy land, still retains a lot of landmarks at that time, such as St. Peter’s Basilica. A few centuries ago, when England, France, Germany, Italy and other major powers at that time because of the development of war and science, religious exclusion, the church flee around, France, Germany and England, a considerable number of scholars and craftsmen fled to Switzerland , Thus forming a very unique imitation Cartier love bracelet landscape – the entire Swiss watch industry, all concentrated in the northwest Ruifa, Reid border valleys and small towns. More interestingly, for this reason, the Swiss watch industry formed two mainstream “factions” – the French and German districts, the French district focused on the process and complex structure (Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, etc.), pay more attention Handmade tabulation, the German area is a higher degree of industrialization, the general output is relatively large (Rolex, nations, etc.).
MHC (MANUFACTURE HAUTES COMPLICATIONS SA) was established in 2010 at Glacis-De-Rive in Parc Street No. 4, 200 meters north of Geneva is the south bank of the British garden and large flower clock, 500 meters west is St. Peter’s Cathedral and Rousseau’s former residence, 1 km west of the Patek Philippe Museum, the University of Geneva and other famous “scenic spots.” Today, the company has moved to the site to the north, near the Franz Park Chemin Frank-Thomas 80. MHC is one of the best in Switzerland for several other brands of R & D senior movement watch factory, the team is very small, but the service of a lot of rich customers, including the most will do the jewelry family (one) Graff, New senior watch brand Spero Lucem, and we are very familiar with the Bo Lai Shi and so on.
MHC core work is to develop some unique structure of the movement and production (mainly assembly) finished table, its founder Pierre-Laurent Favre has said that he most want to do is “making small watches and watches,” but MHC But also too small, the team members only about 15 in 2013 (10 watchmakers three designers a plotter and his own), in fact do not have to produce a table, including the case, pointer, dial, table Belt and other accessories, so it is away from the realization of Pierre-Laurent Favre’s ideal there are some distance.
Pierre-Laurent Favre’s senior watchmaking reputation in Switzerland is not great, he is very low-key, but does not mean he is not talented. Favre about 1980 or so into the Patek Philippe watch factory work, in 2003, he led the Patek Philippe precision watchmaking sector, in 2005 he left Patek Philippe. Working in Patek Philippe for about 25 years, and according to the practice of these big brands, the internal watchmakers rarely known to outsiders, especially Replica Cartier jewelry watchmakers, often the brand will be highly confidential, because they are in contact with or is responsible for the brand The most confidential work. After leaving Patek Philippe, he went to BNB Concept, which he had just created in 2004, and worked with three founders. His company president, Matthias Buttet, was also a very outstanding watchmaker, and BNB was also an outstanding third party Core research and development institutions, serving more than 30 customers, including Hermes, Romain Jerome, HD 3, Jacob & Co, DeWitt, Bo Lai Shi, Concord, Yu ship and so on.
2010 BNB company due to debt tired (official claim), no one is willing to take over, and finally announced bankruptcy liquidation, all assets open auction, BNB company more than 30 watchmakers employed after the “marketing wizards” Jean-Claud Biver (Thanks to BNB’s long-term partnership), and Biver bought BNB’s production machinery and inventory movement, the industry’s coveted tourbillon and advanced complex movement R & D center, the final dust Settled, help Yu ship in the advanced watchmaking road on the big step forward.
BNB Concept After the bankruptcy, Pierre-Laurent Favre did not rush to the ship, but went to the 2010 Basel watch show, found that there are customers interested in his idea, so he decided to create a company, which has Today’s MHC. At that time the registered capital of 30,000 Swiss francs, about six months after the increase of 70,000 Swiss francs, the total share capital to 100,000 Swiss francs, the company name from the original MHC Manufacture Hautes Complications Sàrl changed to MHC Manufacture Hautes Complications SA. In 2012, the company’s original partner left the company, Favre led the team to continue the cause of his struggle. So far, based on the principle of confidentiality, MHC service brand, only a few can be revealed, but each of its research and development of the movement, are so different, creative and complex structure of the ingenious combination, so that the brand The most influential products.
Spero Lucem was the first two years to set up the company, 2013 Basel debut. This is a focus on the field of high-level watch the brand, which by drawing on Geneva’s cultural and iconic elements to design watches, in a new way to pass the taboo city of Geneva, the spirit and essence. Founder of the company Yvan Arpa is a designer, and the source of the idea of Geneva, but also his vision, MHC, SC2 (a watch company in Geneva, the specialty lies in the production of high-level watch shell www.ourlovestore.com prototype and gem mosaic, by Yvan Acquisition), Caiyun Song (a domestic watch collector) as a partner, Spero Lucem MHC is one of the most important customers.
Spero Lucem watch open after the clock, the clock and minute hand will be crazy rotation
La Clémence watch, is Spero Lucem released in 2013 watches, is also the brand’s first watch, it has a sacred name “forgiveness”. Inspired by the landmarks of Geneva, St. Peter’s Basilica, the crown of the emperor of Geneva and the priest’s title, La Clémence is the name of the bell in the north tower of St. Peter’s Basilica, called “the clock of forgiveness”. La Clémence was cast by Pastor Guerri de Marclay, officially installed in 1407, and in the past time the cathedral became a spiritual awakened sanctuary and created the famous city motto: Post Tenebras Spero Lucem (darkness is bright). The original inscription on the borders of the clock is also preserved: Vox mea cunctorum estror doemoniorum (Hong Zhongming receded the devil).