Bedat & Co Wristwatches
This is the history of the brand Bedat & Co since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of watches produced under this brand.
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BEDAT & Co Sophisticated Watches was founded in 1996 by Simone and Christian Be'dat.
Simone Be'dat was born in 1931 in Lugnez, about Porrentruy. In fifteen years, Simon has created its first watch factory in Lang SA. Three years later, she became the head of the sales department.
Simon has worked there for about ten years until its merger with Camy in Geneva, where she began working with Raymond Weil, executive director of Camy. In 1975, after the death of the owner of Camy, they have left the company and joined forces, created a brand Raymond Weil. In 1989, Raymond Weil one of the five largest exporters of watches in Switzerland, sales reached 130 million francs. In 1995 Simone Be'dat sold his part of the company (24%).
And in July 1996, she left the company, along with his son, Christian, who worked for the company since the early nineties and at the time of departure from Raymond Weil was the art director. In October 1996 Simone Be'dat founded her own company BEDAT & Co. In October 2006, Simon has transferred the case of his son.
Christian Be'dat was born July 21, 1964. In 1987, after graduating from business school HEC in Lausanne, he went to Hong Kong, where he headed the production of watches Benetton to Eco Swiss China Time. Two years later, he returned to Geneva to help her mother in the Raymond Weil. There he worked until July 1996 - in the purchasing department, manufacturing, sales department, and finally the head of the design department.
It was under his guidance was issued a watch W1. In July 1996, along with his mother, he left the company in October to establish BEDAT & Co. In 1997 at the World's Fair Basel, six months after the brand was founded, Christian Be'dat in the two collections (№ 3 and № 7) presented a new approach to the design and creation of hours, which was a resounding success.
Christian was not only a great organizer and manager, but also a talented artist who was able to transform the look of hours BEDAT & Co.
Each watch was created by him the expression of passion for creativity, originality and personal knowledge of the history of watchmaking. Christian Be'dat also left the company in October 2006.
After he left, the team of young designers and watchmakers continues his family Be'dat, embodying new ideas, elegance and impeccable taste in their new collections BEDAT & Co.