Time & People
Spirit of innovation | The founder of Century watches Manufacture was a very creative mind and innovator with confirmed patents for design and technical inventions in the watch industry.
As the official distributor of Century watches for the USA, we choose an innovative way to link cultures and to sustain .. the good ! To support projects that – with the complicity of time – shall bring positiveness for all. Empowering new generations and protecting our nature, this is the time we choose to spend in the USA, by sharing our distribution margin !
TIME IS PRECIOUS
To achieve this organic and permaculture way of distribution, your precious contribution is requested: promote and share our brand information, be part of it !
ENJOY YOURSELF BY ACQUIRING A BEAUTIFUL WATCH – IT WILL BY FACT CONTRIBUTE TO OFFER A QUALITATIVE TIME TO OTHERS.
TIME HAS THE VALUE THAT YOU DECIDE TO GIVE tO IT !
TODAY FOR TOMORROW
Century Time Gems Ltd is headquartered in Nidau, which lies at the heart of the Swiss watchmaking region and is also home to the firm’s production workshops, where every CENTURY watch is born. Headed by Philip W. A. Klingenberg, son of the founder, the Manufacture has always cultivated a sense of elegance and individuality. Different, unique, deliberately independent, CENTURY has, over the decades, come to embody a new, exclusive and refined philosophy of time, crafted in an exceptional material: CENTURY sapphire.
History - Creative mindset
When CENTURY was established in 1966, its founder Hans-Ulrich Klingenberg was already famous for his amazing inventions. By setting up his own Manufacture, he was at last able to put his discoveries into practice in his own creations. After devising an exclusive system to create a vacuum inside a watch case, Klingenberg developed what remains one of the distinctive marks of every CENTURY watch: the Megalith. This highly complex technique is used to fuse two discs of sapphire into one inseparable piece. The combination of such innovations enabled CENTURY to write the first chapter of its illustrious history…
Founder of the Century company in Switzerland Mr Klingenberg was an innovator and a visionary entrepreneur. He developed many world premiere technical inventions that are still in the Century collections.
Transparent, perfectly pure, the second hardest material in the world after diamonds, everlasting CENTURY sapphire is jewellery’s dream of flawless perfection. A material that will mould to the incredible creativity of CENTURY’s designers and the magical touch of its master craftsmen who, generation after generation, sculpt and polish each of its facets entirely by hand. This extraordinarily meticulous work is rewarded with a dazzling display of light and colours that has become the most exclusive hallmark of every CENTURY timepiece.
Made with care
“Beyond Imagination” is CENTURY’s cherished motto, which constantly urges the Manufacture to surpass itself while celebrating its ability to transform every second into a moment of pure wonder… It is a state of mind that echoes the spirit of fashion, the inspiration for all of CENTURY’s collections, combining chic ready-to-wear and virtuoso couture creations.
Naturally, CENTURY chooses to present its collections as if displayed in a jewellery case. Rare and more day-to-day timepieces are arranged by different themes, each with its own unique atmosphere. MASTER IMPERIAL is a collection of the most exceptional pieces that showcase CENTURY sapphire cut into the most complex structures, combined with the beauty of precious stones. PRECIOUS ELEGANCE is a luxury watch collection: wreathed in romanticism and poetry, this line is an ode to femininity. CONTEMPORARY TIMEPIECE is dedicated to modernity, offering watches with resolutely contemporary attributes. And for men, ESQUIRE offers classic timepieces in masculine designs as well as line with a sportier look.