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Revue Thommen

Revue Thommen is a trademark of GTWAG, Waldenburg, Switzerland

Grovana as the former licensee is entitled to sell its existing stock

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History Revue Thommen

1853-1870

1853 the small town of Waldenburg, Switzerland, founds the "Société d'Horologerie à Waldenburg", due to the high level of unemployment at this time. 1859 Louis Tschopp and Gédéon Thommen take over the "Société d'Horlogerie à Waldenburg". 1869 Louis Tschopp withdraws from the company. Gédéon Thommen becomes the sole owner and renames the company "Gédéon Thommen - Uhrenfabrikation. 1870 Gédéon Thommen patents the "System der Auswechselbarkeit der einzelnen Werkbestandteile" and the "Remontoir-Patent.

1875-1890

1853 the small town of Waldenburg, Switzerland, founds the "Société d'Horologerie à Waldenburg", due to the high level of unemployment at this time. 1859 Louis Tschopp and Gédéon Thommen take over the "Société d'Horlogerie à Waldenburg". 1869 Louis Tschopp withdraws from the company. Gédéon Thommen becomes the sole owner and renames the company "Gédéon Thommen - Uhrenfabrikation. 1870 Gédéon Thommen patents the "System der Auswechselbarkeit der einzelnen Werkbestandteile" and the "Remontoir-Patent.

1905-1950

1905 Alphonse Thommen transforms "Gédéon Thommen Uhrenfabrikation" into  "Thommens Uhrenfabrik AG". 1936 the production of aviation instruments becomes the second main activity of Thommens Uhrenfabrik AG. 1947 the Waldenburg watchmakers develop the world-famous "Cricket" watch. Various American presidents wear a Cricket, which is why it is also called the president's watch. 1950 Thommen develops various new watch movements, including the GT 82 movement. From this point on "Thommens Uhrenfabrik AG" is a completely independent company, which also produces watch components in parallel to its own movements. The factory prduces the necessary machines for this in its own workshops.

1961-1990

1905 Thommens Uhrenfabrik AG develops the GT44, GT54, GT56, GT12 and GT14 movement ranges. The MSR Holding is founded. It brings together the Revue, Vulcain, Buser Phenix and Marvin Brands under one umbrella.  1969 the first Saltarello collection is launched. This model is based on the legendary "Springeruhr GT" watch of 1885. 1987 Thommens Uhrenfabrik AG launches the double brand "Revue Thommen". This brand now serves as the main brand for clear brand positioning on international markets. In the 90s Revue Thommen increases ists production of aviation instruments and since then has supplied all the leading airplane manufactures in the world.

2000-2013

In 2000 the MSR Holding is dissolved and the company Vulcain & Studio SA liquidated. 2001 Grovana Uhrenfabrik AG takes over the production and worldwide distribution of Revue Thommen watches. Following an interruption of several years, Grovana resumes the production of its own manufacture movements for Revue Thommen watches. The movement ranges GT44, GT54, GT56, GT12 and GT14 form the framework for this range. 

2014-Today

GTWAG is founded in order to further develop the brand. Grovana as the former licensee is entitled to sell its existing stock.