Exactly what is the Poincon de Genève? And is the same as the Geneva Seal?

 |  January 16th, 2014

We get asked the question a lot from readers: What are the Geneva Seal and the Poincon de Genève? Are they the same? And how does a brand get the Geneva Seal? Well the answer to all of these questions – which for some are confusing – is simple. The Geneva Seal and the Poincon de Genève are the same thing – a quality seal awarded to watches submitted for inspection to an independent bureau operating under state control in Geneva.  The Poincon de Genève is currently the only watchmaking label to benefit from State guarantee – and that effort is fulfilled by TimeLab – the Geneva Laboratory of Horology and Micro-engineering. To receive the seal, the watch movement must…

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Chopard Unveils its L.U.C XPS Poincon de Genève Watch

 |  February 20th, 2013

As it opens its newest boutique on Rue du Rhone in Geneva, Chopard unveils the new L.U.C XPS watch in platinum with a stunning midnight blue dial. The ultra-thin watch is created in a limited edition of 25 pieces and complies with the stringent criteria of the “Poincon de Genève” hallmark. The hallmark is hand engraved on the case back of each watch. Since 1886, the “Poinçon de Genève” has been guaranteeing an exceptional standard of quality by requiring all manufacturers wishing to stamp it on their timepieces to duly finish and perfect all components in such calibres. It thereby ensures a high level of precision, while perpetuating manual watch making skills. To power this new L.U.C XPS, the watchmakers…

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