Baume & Mercier

Baume & Mercier is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1830. It is a subsidiary of the Swiss luxury conglomerate Richemont. History Baume & Mercier was founded in 1830 by the brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume under the name “Frères Baume”. They opened the watch company in Les Bois, a village in the Swiss Jura. […]


Alpina is a Swiss watch brand. It was founded in 1883 as Alpina Union Horlogerie S.A. founded by Gottlieb Hauser in Biel / Bienne BE. It was a cooperative of dealers and manufacturers, whose aim was the procurement and wholesale of high quality wristwatches and pocket watches as well as their parts and movements. The […]