Swiss watchmaking is a form of art, and there is perhaps no better exemplar of that art than Technos (watches). Not only the best craftsmanship, but also a stunning classic/contemporary blend of styles combine to create a line of timepieces unlike any other.
History of Technos (Watches)
Technos (watches) is a legendary Swiss watch manufacturer with a long history stretching back to the early 1900s. Founded by two Swiss brothers, the original Technos brand has since become synonymous with quality, accuracy, and traditional Swiss craftsmanship and design.
Technos (watches) are renowned for their intricacy, as the majority of the watch components are handcrafted and assembled by experienced artisans in the company’s factories. Each watch is put through rigorous testing and meticulously inspected to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and reliability.
All Technos (watches) employ the same philosophy of combining traditional Swiss style with contemporary elements. As a result, the watches often have a classic yet modern look that appeals to a wide variety of consumers. The company places a premium on luxury without sacrificing durability, durability, and accuracy.
The Classic Collection of Technos (watches) features a variety of elegant timepieces that draw inspiration from Swiss watchmaking heritage. The watches are equipped with quality stainless steel cases and precision quartz movements, and feature classic designs such as the Marine and Automatic models.
The Sports Collection of Technos (watches) is designed for the active lifestyle. The watches feature durable materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, and stainless steel and are equipped with advanced quartz movements. The collection includes several sporty models such as the Alpine, Diver, and Racer.
The Smart Collection of Technos (watches) is the company’s foray into the world of smartwatches. The watches are equipped with the latest in smart technology and feature a sleek design that is both stylish and functional. The collection includes several models such as the Classic, Sport, and Chronograph.
Technos (watches) has been producing high-quality timepieces for more than a century. The company’s commitment to craftsmanship, quality materials, and classic/contemporary design makes it one of the most sought-after Swiss watch brands. Whether you’re seeking a timeless classic or the latest in smart technology, Technos (watches) has a timepiece to meet your needs.
Technos is a watch trademark. It was first registered in 1924 in Switzerland, and gained popularity after World War II, especially in Japan and Brazil. The brand is now Brazilian-owned.
The company was founded 1900 under the name M. Gunzinger-Hug. It was founded by Melchior Gunzinger, in Welschenrohr, in the Swiss Jura Mountains, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland.
Melchior’s son, Joseph Gunzinger, took over the watch manufacturing facility in 1920 and changed the name to “Gunzinger Bros Ltd.”
In 1924 he registered the trademark “Technos” and started manufacturing and exporting watches under that name. Technos became a successful brand and the company began to increase its manufacturing capacity. It became one of the main employers in the area.
In 1970, Josef Gunzinger sold the company to General Watch Co. At the time the company employed 450 people and exported watches worldwide, especially to Japan &[^amp;] Brazil. Soon however, with the introduction of Japanese watches Technos started losing market share, and by 1976, only the Japanese market was still managing to provide some orders.
In 1977 the company was transferred to Biel/Bienne in Montres Edox SA premises. Both companies were reorganized under a new joint management, to fight for survival, and in 1980 Certina was also integrated in the ad hoc structure.
In 1982 the company was sold, with all rights to the “Technos” trademark, to its long-time Japanese importer Heiwado &[^amp;] Co, Tokyo, Japan (see ja:テクノス). Its new owners granted a limited licence to use the trademark Technos to the importing company in Brazil, allowing them to design and manufacture their own Technos branded watches.
In 1995, the company sold the rights to the Technos brand throughout South America and the Caribbean to Technos Relógios S.A., followed in 2002 by the sale of the remaining worldwide rights.
In Brazil, the history of Technos began in 1956, when Centauro Importadora, from Rio Grande do Sul, started to represent Technos watches. Now called Technos Relógios S/.A., with its parent company, Technos da Amazônia Indústria e Comércio Ltda, both 100% Brazilian companies, they produce about a million watches a year in their own manufacturing facilities in Manaus.
Now based on Citizen movements, Technos watches are no longer Swiss Made. Technos has become a popular brand in Brazil, with a 35% of market share.
Through the sister company Technos da Amazonia Swiss SARL in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Technos Brazil now holds the rights to the trademark “Technos” worldwide.