Federico Iguzzini: Proudly Chinese Heritage Watches

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The Lotus

Federico Iguzzini, the luxury niche watchmaker which bills itself as the oldest heritage brand in China, produces ultra-limited series of 10-50 pieces each.

Iguzzini Watches has a long and poignant history. Established in 1903 by Federico Iguzzini, a young intrepid explorer who sailed from his homeland in Italy to the exotic ports of the Orient, the brand and its dreams died with its founder shortly after.

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Stephane and Lander Michel

Fastforward to 2005, when brothers Stephane and Lander Michel were first made aware of Federico Iguzzini and his venture a century before. His unfinished story fascinated them, and in the fall of 2009, over a century after Federico reached Shanghai, the debut collection of Iguzzini Watches was released.

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Lunar Explorer

Today, the Hong Kong-based Iguzzini Watches specializes in limited edition collections boasting innovative designs and concepts. All components and  movements are top grade quality and made in Switzerland, before being customized, assembled and detailed in their workshops.

While the reclusive brand is not available in the mass-market, it enjoys a cult following in the United States and Europe, where clients in the know have commissioned unique, one-off pieces for their personal pleasure.

Find out more about this well-kept horological secret here.

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The Old Shanghai

Federico Iguzzini

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