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Ebel - a watch brand with a rich tradition, is on the verge of significant events, although it is possible it will be a journey into the past of the famous Swiss "Architects of Time" committed to luxury and elegance.
In recent years the Swiss watch brand, established in the beginning of the XX century, a married couple - Eugene Blum and Alice Levy (the initials of their names, in fact, have become the brand name), - changed several owners. In the late 90s Ebel was acquired by LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy), one of the most powerful financial corporations, specializing in the manufacture and distribution of luxury goods, on Christmas Eve 2004 employees Ebel was announced that from next year they will have the other owner - an American company Movado Group Inc.
Efraim Grinberg, President of Movado, said: "The acquisition of Ebel - this is an important strategic step for the company. At the same time, this is our first acquisition after acquisition chacovogo Movado brand in 1983. Ebel support our presence in the luxury watch manufacturers. "
Given the history of both companies, brands, Movado and Ebel perfectly complemented each other. At the very least, the fate of these two brands, which are located in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Ebel) and in Le Locle (Movado) the last hundred years did not cross paths again.
Movado was founded in 1881 by a young watchmaker Achilles Daytshaymom, Ebel - in 1911 by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy. In addition to producing their own hours, the brand engaged in the production of parts and assembly hours by request of others. Impeccable quality and flexibility have allowed the company to achieve great success and get a lucrative contract in 1972 to cooperate with Cartier; under this contract Ebel produced for the famous French brand case and clock mechanisms. Ebel flowering associated with the name of Pierre-Alain Blum, the grandson of the company's founders, who came to the leadership in 1970. He has inspired a new collection that gave Ebel at international level and forced to recognize the brand as a manufacturer of luxury watches that meet the highest technical and aesthetic requirements.
Movado at the time was part of a group Mondia-Zenith-Movado (1970/1971), and shortly after that, together with its Zenith acquired the American Zenith Radio Corporation. Movado Factories moved in Le Locle, and the family lost all influence Daytshaym. In 1978, a group of Zenith was sold to Swiss tycoon Paul Castella, the Movado brand and six years later, in 1984, the Corporation repurchased North American Watch Corp. NAWC belonged to the family Greenberg, who in 1969 purchased a Swiss watch brand Concord and with the success it has developed and promoted.
While Movado flourished overseas, things Ebel at the end of the 90s reeling because of failed attempts to expand the company Blum. To avoid a financial collapse, Blum sold in 1994, a family brand of Invest Corporation, a group of investors, whose main interests lie in the field of short-term increase profits and resale, but two years remained its leader. In 1999, Ebel, together with brands TAG Heuer, Zenith and Chaumet became the property of LVMH.
To date, Ebel steadily gaining momentum, adding to their collection of interesting new products. It is already clear that the brand is headed, proclaimed at the beginning of the last century by its founders: "to be architects of the time) but it has been steadily moving in the direction specified by the most recently group LVMH.