Tavannes Watch Company has a vast history spanning from 1891 to now. Although not the most recognized name in the industry today, the brand that was actually the 4th biggest watch manufacturer in the world in the 20’s and 30’s!
Named after the small Swiss village in which Henri-Frédéric Sandoz founded the company, Tavannes watches were sold all over the world.
They ran strong until about 1966, and at that time concentrated their business model on selling movements to other watch brands until 1982. After that, they got out of watch mechanics and focused solely on the production of specialized numeric command machines for the watch industry.
In 2008 the brand was reborn and they started producing watches again for collectors. Find a detailed history of Tavannes here.