Ateliers de Monaco obtains Geneva Seal

The 18-piece limited edition Poinçon de Genève collection are made in the Geneva manufacture

As the crow flies Geneva and Monaco are only 292 kilometres apart, and yet they are two totally different worlds. Geneva is where the money is held and Monaco is where it is spent. In Geneva the watches are made and in Monaco they are worn. Although the latter isn’t quite correct anymore.

These days the small and young Ateliers de Monaco, which is slowly being brought to maturity under the wings of Frédérique Constant and is consequently now also in the hands of the Japanese Citizen, makes watches that can proudly and very surprisingly wear the Poinçon de Genève. This Seal, coveted by many watch houses, is a guarantee of aesthetic and technical excellence.

But how is a Monaco watch house able to meet the Geneva criteria? Monaco isn’t located in the district of Geneva, to mention just one thing. This is the answer: the watches in the 18-piece limited edition Poinçon de Genève collection are made in the Geneva manufacture, including the calibre dMc-708 with 38-hour power reserve that is produced and decorated under the company’s own management. Not only is the movement of the very highest quality, it also has a patented ’Freebeat’ regulating system on board, which allows for simple adjustments to the length of the balance spring, greatly benefiting the accuracy of the movement.

The price of this limited edition Seal of Geneva recipient is on application. For more information:

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.