It was back in 2007. SAINT HONORE made a real impact by presenting a watch with an distinguished name that carries great influence and meaning, because it recalls the memory of a man who changed the face of Paris.
In his role as Prefet de la Seine from 1853 to 1870, Baron Haussmann was commissioned by Napoleon III to transform the medieval capital of France into a prestigious city. To achieve this, Haussmann razed dilapidated neighbourhoods, created numerous avenues and redesigned 60% of the city’s architecture.
So giving the name “Haussman” to one of its watch collections was a bold move for SAINT HONORE. But the ambitious yet sophisticated design made the gamble an incredible success.
Since its creation in 2007, both the shape and the complications of the Haussman have been revised on several occasions. Now, ten years later, a new watch makes its entrance, one that is both innovative and true to the original spirit.
Whether it is the geometric harmony created by its round shapes and right angles (the curves of the casing and bezel interplay with the square waffle detail that adorns the centre of the dial and the rectangular links of the bracelet), or the contrast between the steel grey and black colours, the Haussman honours the architectural talent and aesthetic standards of the famous Baron.
In addition to the hours, minutes, seconds and date, which are powered by a highly accurate quartz movement, the watch is eye-catching, and its natural elegance and presence is truly fascinating.
Powerful, sleek, and timeless, the new Haussman is the perfect partner for any watch lover who prizes authenticity, and prefers strength of character to ethereal charms.
About SAINT HONORE:
Since 1885, SAINT HONORE has been synonymous with the famous “Paris style” and has been manufacturing collections of unrivalled creations.
Throughout the world, its elegant style and watchmaking expertise attracts lovers of contemporary design. Offering all the assurance of Swiss Made quality, its timepieces have a unique character and are crafted in the finest materials with eye-catching details. SAINT HONORE offers watches, jewellery and accessories that continue to fulfil the desires of the day. At its two manufacturing sites, SAINT HONORE brilliantly combines craftmanship and a passion that remains as fresh as ever.
With a strong emphasis on innovation, SAINT HONORE has created the “EclairTM” finish, the rotating monogram, the panoramic glass and one of the first Tourbillon watches for women. These innovations feature on the leading timepieces in the collection: Opera, Orsay, Coloseo and Haussman. In 2015, SAINT HONORE celebrates its 130th anniversary with brio, and today is a rapidly-growing brand represented in more than 60 countries, recognised for its distinctive style.