Any serious watch lovers know that they are seeing quality when they see ‘Swiss Made’. Formally adopted in the late 19th century, the term ‘Swiss Made’ is known the world over to refer to the highest standards of quality and assurance, including both the technical quality and the aesthetic quality of watches.
However, not just any watch manufacturer can use the term ‘Swiss Watch’. Why? This is because the Swiss law strictly regulates the quality and standard of watches that has the right to use this highly-regarded term.
So, does ‘Swiss Made’ means?
According to Swiss law, a watch is considered Swiss if:
- Its movement is Swiss;
- Its movement is cased up in Switzerland;
- The manufacturer carries out the final inspection in Switzerland.
And a Swiss Watch Movement is considered Swiss, if:
- It has been assembled in Switzerland;
- It has been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland;
- The components of Swiss manufacture account for at least 50% of the total value, without taking into account the cost of assembly.
All Bernhard H. Mayer® watches are manufactured in accordance with Swiss watchmaking traditions and follow the highest standards of product quality and craftsmanship.