For DeLaneau, appreciating a luxury item means having the ability to properly assess quality of workmanship, artisanal talent – and its exclusive nature.
Ever since it was founded in 1949 in Bienne, Switzerland, DeLaneau has been developing undisputed expertise in watchmaking and jewellery arts and crafts, creating watches for an exclusive clientele.
In 1997, in order to be as close as possible to its craftsmen – talented jewel setters, engravers, goldsmiths, watchmakers and jewellers – the company decided to set up in the heart of the historic district in Geneva.
One of the special characteristics of the DeLaneau brand is its perfect command of Grand Feu enamelling, to which it probably lends more importance than any other watchmaking firm in existence.
As well as sublimating its watches with the most superb enamelling possible, DeLaneau prides itself on having highly talented engravers working hand in hand with its enamellers to create the exquisite designs that have forged its reputation. The final touch often takes the firm of precious stones being added, a technique that has been used by DeLaneau for decades to give its timepieces added sparkle.
These remarkable works of art and craftsmanship also feature mechanical movements, elegant complications and original fine jewellery creations.
For DeLaneau, appreciating a luxury item means having the ability to properly assess quality of workmanship, artisanal talent – and its exclusive nature. At DeLaneau, these criteria occupy a fundamental position in the creation of every watch; each model made is designed to be completely faithful to this philosophy.
1949: the firm is founded in Bienne
2001: creation of the enamelling workshop
2002: creation of the first ladies' tourbillon watch
2006: introduction of enamel on a large scale
2007: creation of the caliber 1608 automatic movement
ATAME : With its name literally meaning “Attach me”, Atame is a timeless, feminine watch, featuring arches and clasps that can be as jewelled just as customers wish.
RONDO : The surprisingly sober Rondo comes in different versions – available in various diameters, and with or without fine gems.
DÔME : This arch-topped curved square or rectangular case embodies geometric simplicity and architectural purity.
CREATIVE HIGH JEWELLERY : Since it was founded in 1949, DeLaneau has been making unique and bespoke timepieces, displaying the Firm's expertise in combining watchmaking and fine jewellery.