We traveled to beautiful Neuchâtel, Switzerland to learn the history of Marvin Watches, a brand celebrating it’s 160th birthday and its re-introduction to consumers. Once one of the largest watchmakers in Switzerland the company suffered at the end of the last century, and was resurrected by husband and wife team Cécile and Jean-Daniel Maye eight years ago. Their hard work has paid off, and Marvin Watches was just launched in the U.S. and most European markets in October 2010.
Cécile shares Marvin’s story and walks us through the year-long process of making a watch. Celebrated watch designer Sébastian Perret has been instrumental in Marvin’s renaissance, and he shares his process for creating a watch from sketch to prototype.
While we were at Marvin we worked with Cécile and Sébastien to design our “Toujours Plus” Malton 160 Cushion, a Cool Hunting Edition collaboration.