GEVRIL

Luxury Swiss Timepeices Since 1758

1742

Gevril creates his first chronometer.

1744

Gevril designs his first "Repetition Dial."

1758

Jacques Gevril becomes his first explorer of Swiss watches when he is named Watchmaker to the king of Spain.

1784

Moyse Gevril achieves the status of Master Clockmaker and makes imitations of self-winding watches.

1787

Daniel Gevril creates a remarkable timepiece continuing the Gevril Family tradition.

1800

The Gevril family extends its craft to include enameling as well as creating dials for clocks and watches.

1810

A watch is signed "Gevril a' Geneve" and some 200 years later it is displayed at the Musee de l'Horologerie in Geneva.

1827

A school for watchmaking is founded in Le Locle.

1867

The famous exhibition in Paris of the world's most exclusive chronometers, displays a timepiece associated with Gevril.

1910

Aiding mechanical watch production, the "machine pointer de Dixi S.A." is invented in Gevril's hometown of Le Locle.

1918-1930

Dixi I and Dixi II factories are opened in Le Locle, utilizing precise machinery for precision watchmaking.

1959

Author Alfred Chapuis recognizes Gevril as an important contributor to watchmaking in his book "Grand Artisans De La Chronometrie."

1990

The Gevril Watch Company continues in the spirit and tradition of the legendary Jacquas Gevril, headed by Swiss Watch Company UTC (International distributors of Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Breitling, Bertolucci and Girard-Perregaux.)

1994

Gevril Patents the unlocked crown indicator. Journalist and PhD in Philology, Dr. Phillipe Roland Carrera of Peseux, Switzerland records the history of Gevril in his book, aptly titles, "Gevril."

1995

Gevril launches the "15 Degrees" which features an exchangeable bezel, the UCI mechanism and 24 hours of 360 degrees with a caliber of B0110.

1999

Gevril introduces the "TriBeca" an automatic chronograph limited to 500 pieces.

2001

Gevril is acquired by a Swiss family with a passion for watches. The brand is faithful to tradition; in the Gevril workshops, production revels in the astute craftsmanship and spirit of 250 years ago

2002

Gevril introduces three new collections: "Sea cloud," the diamond studded "Lafayette", and the profound "Avenue of Americas."

2003

Gevril expands its women's collection to include the "Avenue of Americas Glamour Collection" and its first quartz movement with the stunning "Avenue of Americas Mini collection."

2004

Gevril continues to innovate and captivate, introducing the highly complicated and patented "Serenade." Hollywood takes notice and Gevril finds a home on the wrist of such notable talents as Martin Sheet, Joe Mantegna, Brad Garrett, Federico Castelluccio, Joan Rivers, and Heidi Klum, to name a few

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