2 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A SWISS MADE TIMEPIECE
Ever wondered why a Rolex or Omega timepiece is so valuable and why all luxury timepieces are labelled Swiss Made? There are 2 criterias to define a Swiss Made timepiece.
1) Foreign-made components must not account for more than 50% of the total value of the components
2) Timepiece must be both assembled and inspected in Switzerland.
These 2 criterias seem fairly simple but there are a lot of Swiss companies that export their timepiece assembling to other countries like Asia or other parts of Europe. So don't be confused between a Swiss Made timepiece and a Swiss Movement timepiece as a Swiss movement timepiece though has a movement that is made in Switzerland but other components of the timepiece like the strap, the dial, the crystal etc can be done elsewhere in USA, Hong Kong, Japan or any other parts in the world.
Most importantly, before you start buying a luxury timepiece, do look out for the Swiss Made label. All Swiss Made watches have the “Swiss Made” logo at the 6 o'clock part. Be sure to look carefully as some Swiss Movement timepieces will label “Swiss MVMT” which might look suspiciously similar to “Swiss Made”.
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