Schwarz Etienne is a brand that flies under the radar for some reasons, however in the event that you set aside the effort to look somewhat nearer, you will before long find that it has a ton to bring to the table. Its item offering is organized around three primary assortments (plus a couple of select pieces). As of late we had the chance to visit to the manufacture, which was an educational encounter, most definitely. The brand has unbelievable potential and as of now brags a shockingly undeniable level vertical combination – specifically the in-house creation of hairsprings with E2O developments, their sister company situated in similar offices in La Chaux-de-fonds. That is sufficiently uncommon and it actually needs a top to bottom explanation.
The story of Schwarz Etienne goes as far back as 1902 when Paul Arthur Schwarz and his significant other Olga Etienne established a fabrique in La Chaux de Fonds, combining their two last names. Paul Schwarz Etienne, and afterward his relatives, possessed brands like Alpha and Venus. Schwarz Etienne was subsequently associated with assembling exercises for noticeable customers like Dunhill and Chanel.
In the mid-2000s a finance manager, Raffaello Radicchi, put resources into resuscitating this extremely old legacy and in 2008, Schwarz Etienne set in motion an arrangement to create and deliver developments in-house. The thought was to build up a measured group of types, consistently with a similar fitting type, even with the adjunction of extra capacities. This prompted the presentation of the MSE (Manual Schwarz Etienne) in 2012, a pleasant development with vintage look and flaunting 6 scaffolds. 13”’ ¼ lines in distance across, this twin barrel development runs at 21’600 vibrations each hour and highlights a solid 4 days power reserve.
The ASE (Automatic Schwarz Etienne) was introduced in 2013 with a miniature rotor supplanting one of the two barrels. In 2015, the ISE (Irreversible Schwarz Etienne) uncovered its miniature rotor and oscillator on the dial side. In 2016, the brand presented an advancement of the ISE, managed by a flying tourbillon (TSE Tourbillon Schwarz Etienne).
Today, along with sister companies E2O advancements (additionally oversaw by Mauro Egermini, CEO of Schwarz Etienne) and TMH (Tradition Mécanique Horlogère), approximately 20 individuals are working in the brand’s offices in La Chaux-de-Fonds. In general, the machine set-up is fairly amazing, particularly for a little autonomous manufacturer. E2O Innovations manufactures varieties, specifically hairsprings for Schwarz Etienne and a couple of different manufacturers. The creation cycle is to be sure intriguing, blending cutting edge mechanical accuracy in with manual work. To give you a thought of the degree of work included, it requires around a month to change and overlay a 0.6mm metal wire into a hairspring inside resiliences of 0.1 micron…
So, the following opportunity you come across a Schwarz Etienne watch perhaps set aside the effort to have a more intensive look. There’s significantly more going on than initially meets the eye and I am certain you won’t be baffled. Afterward, we’ll investigate the actual watches. www.schwarz-etienne.ch .