In 2005 the men of the Guardia di Finanza no doubt took advantage of this spring air to take a walk to Sarno at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. A pleasant outing for what was expected to be a routine inspection of a suspect warehouse. They could not have imagined just how far this first investigation would take them.
The 18th of February 2015 marked the two hundredth anniversary of Ferdinand Adolph Lange. This exceptional watchmaker, whose fob-watches are still highly prized, devoted his life to establishing and growing a watch manufacture in a relatively undeveloped region, thereby laying the foundations of prestige watchmaking in Saxony.
The independent dial manufacturer Metalem, based in Le Locle, will shortly be enlarging its premises. The extent of the work is considerable, since the watchmaking firm plans to add two additional floors to its current building, located at rue du Midi 3a, and also intends to build a covered walkway between the two existing buildings.
Swiss watches enjoy an unrivalled worldwide reputation.
The Swiss watch industry has decided to strengthen the criteria of the Swiss made label.
Buying or selling counterfeit products undermines know-how, finances organised crime, and threatens jobs and innovation.