Bernhard H. Mayer® is everyone’s favourite luxury brand. But how well do you know your brand?
We are here to reacquaint you with the famous Bernhard H. Mayer® brand… everything from history, exclusive interviews to the latest trends and fashion in the luxury world of watches.
In this post, we go back to the origin… the History of Bernhard H. Mayer®.
When we think of the Bernhard H. Mayer® brand, magnificent timepieces and a renowned manufacturer of Swiss watches come to mind. It is, therefore, quite surprising to find that when the business started, watches were not yet part of the scenario. They were brought into the company later.
The family business was established in 1871, more than a century ago, in Germany’s City of Gold, Pforzheim. Mayer Mint, founded by Mr Bernhard H. Mayer’s great-grandfather, was then manufacturing and selling dies (tools for minting coins). With over a hundred years of knowledge and experience in the crafting and manufacturing of precious metals, Mayer Mint became a key player in the numismatic field, producing collectible coins valued all over the world.
One of the hobby that runs deeply within the family is engraving covers of pocket watches, which were indispensable accessories in the 19th century. At that time, an embossed or engraved cover of a quality pocket watch was a significant fashion and reputation statement: displaying the taste of the owner with engraved artistic scenery. This hobby became the stepping stone to how passion, style and newly-found traditions laid the foundation for Bernhard H. Mayer® watches. As time went by, watches became strongly associated with the Mayer family business. So when the company acquired a watch production facility in Switzerland, it was just a matter of time before it became a genuine manufacturer of Swiss watches.
Today, Bernhard H. Mayer® has steadily grown in the luxury industry and has provided premium items that are products of more than a hundred years of knowledge and experience in the crafting and manufacturing of precious metals.
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