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Consul Watches


In 1900 François Huguenin founded the production of watches under the brand Consul in the Swiss town La - Chaux - de - Fonds, and in 1904 he began exporting products Consul in different directions and soon exports made up 40% of the total turnover of the brand. In 1926 his son Charles Virchaux entered in the company, and in 1934 the latter took the leadership of the company in his hands. In 1953 the company Consul won first prize from the Neuchatel Observatory for its famous chronograph, which was characterized by its accuracy.
In 1969 Consul together with the watch company Perregaux created a holding company, headed by Charles-Edouard Virchaux, grandson of François Huguenin. However, in 1979 the company Consul was acquired by Desco Group. After 17 years of being in this group, the company was bought by a watchmaker - enthusiast in 1998, whose goal was to continue legacy of watch making of the company Consul.
The brand has released various models of luxury men's and women's watches. In August 2009 the company introduced a model of a quartz watch Fuoca with blue, white and pink dials. The case is made of stainless steel, and the dial is covered with sapphire crystal. Strap is made of leather. Buy a watch of this model one can in the large jewelry and watch stores around the world.
This model was followed by no less remarkable model of men's quartz watch San Remo Gents. The case of this model is made of stainless steel. Silver dial is covered with sapphire crystal. Window of the date indicator is located at position “3 hours”. Water resistance is up to 100 feet.
In February 2011 the brand introduced a model of a quartz chronograph Ceramica Dream diamonds, which is presented in black and white versions. Case of the model is made of white ceramic and bezel, decorated with 54 diamonds, is made of stainless steel. The dial is covered with sapphire crystal. Window of the date indicator is located at position “4 hours”.
Today, the company Consul offers elegant watches at a reasonable price, which bear the imprint of watch making tradition and experience
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