The Hasler family, the founding father of the Davosa watch company, began mastering the art of watchmaking over 200 years ago as a way of filling the long winter months in the hills of the Swiss Jura, but the craft soon became an unshakable passion. Identified by its stylized compass rose, the Davosa watch logo has come to be a symbol associated with the brand’s adventurous spirit, but also the symbol of water sports. It was not until 1987 that watches began being made under the Davosa name before then the Hasler family had contributed to both mechanical and quartz watch manufacture, bringing their skills and trade to a new innovative company.
Davosa watch company were fitting wristwatches during this time with Valjoux 7750 and 7751 movements before going on to create limited edition watches crafted from metal alloys, precious metals and steel. In 1998 Davosa presented its offerings at the watch trade fair at Basel for the very first time. Between the years 2000 and 2001 Corinna Bohle assumed responsibility for the brand’s strategic direction, creating the Panamericana limited edition watch. A year later, Davosa began concentrating on adding a smaller calibre series with specific complications like the brand’s Regulateur watch. The brand’s first ladies automatic watch collection was released in 2003, followed by the Pilot Chronograph to mark the Wright Brother’s 100th anniversary of their iconic flight.
Between 2008 and 2010 Davosa launched a ladies’ skeletonised watch collection and the Rallye Pilot Chronograph limited edition. The Davosa Argonautic Dual Time reached a height of 35,000 metres in the year 2013 whilst attached to a special balloon, proving its ability to remain fully functional when exposed to extreme conditions. A year later, Nikolay ‘Nik’ Linder wears a Davosa Argonautic Lumis Gun watch after sponsoring the brand, whilst ambassador, Luca Tribondeau tests some of Davosa’s most robust watches as he travelled the world.
Over the last few years, Davosa has launched 4 new complications and now has a worldwide presence of over 40 countries. It also launched the "Argonautic" series which included two limited edition models that quickly sold out, in celebration of some of the brand’s most successful and popular watches to date. Becoming a flagship wristwatch of the Newton Pilot series is Davosa’s Newton Pilot Moonphase Chronograph, with an edition plaque at 9 o’clock on the dial. Powered by the DAV 3051 movement based on an ETA/Valjoux 7751, the watch features hours, minutes, seconds, a stopwatch function, a moon phase display, a date hand tipped with a red aeroplane silhouette, a weekday window, a month aperture, a 24 hour display, and a newly constructed, highly skeletonized Davosa rotor with Geneva stripes.
Some key points to make about the manufacture of Davosa watches is that each timepiece bears the Swiss made seal. A combination of high quality components and strict quality control ensures that Davosa watches are quality investments for first time and experienced watch collectors alike. The manufacturer puts great emphasis on the finer details of each watch, believing that it is these discreet touches of attention to detail that contribute to a Davosa watch’s functionality.