Only a few firms in the Swiss watch industry can look back on such a
long tradition as Revue Thommen's. The firm Revue Thommen was found in
1853 by Gedeon Thommen an developped into one of the leading companies
in this sector.
In the early days only wristwatches and pocket watches were produced.
They relied exclusively on their own movements, as was only fitting. In
about 1920 Revue Thommen decidet to also start producing instruments for
the aviation industry. This segment was constantly expandet and today
Revue Thoommen's instruments are among the leading products in the
Small watches (wristwatches) werde produced in La Chaux-de-Fonds for
many years. The Revue Thommen Cricket* products (mechanical alarm
clocks) became world famous. Many presidents of the United States were
proud wearers of the Revue Thommen Cricket.
The firm Grovana Watch Ltd. has taken over the production and global
sales of Revue Thommen watches since spring 2001. The firm Grovana is
one of the leading companies in the swiss watchmaking industry. Sales of
Grovana products have expandet strongly in recent years. Today it's
watches are sold trough more than 60 country agents around the world.
Great attention has always been paid to quality, which is the repair
service plays an important role. Spare parts ordered by agents can be
despatched whitin 48 hours.
When Revue Thommen watches werd integrated into Grovana Watch Co. Ltd.
it was decidet that two main segments should be further developed: the
Airspeed aviation chronometers and the traditional watches with
exclusive Revue Thommen Manufacture movements.
The Airspeed lines, which comprise "The Classics" and "The XLanrge
Collection", will shortly be supplemented by the jubilee collection
called "The Flyback Collection". The Airspeed line reflects the
technical accuracy and prefection of Revue Thommen's aviation tradition.
The traditional collection is developed to the original watchmaking art.
Thus Revue Thommen has decidet to resume production of the
tried-and-tested, exclusive Revue Thommen Manufacture movements.
extensive discussions, the two renowned Swiss companies REVUE THOMMEN
AG, Waldenburg and GROVANA WATCH CO. LTD., Tenniken have decided to
cooperate: Based on an exclusive licence agreement signed in the
beginning of January 2001, the famous REVUE THOMMEN watches will be
produced and distributed world-wide by GROVANA WATCH CO. LTD.
The company REVUE THOMMEN was founded as a watch manufactory in
Waldenburg about 150 years ago. Ever since the REVUE THOMMEN company has
been producing precision instruments for the aviation industry as well
as watches, making Waldenburg a well-known little town world-wide.
The GROVANA WATCH CO. LTD. is an established enterprise since 1924 that
has developed itself to one of Switzerland's most renowned watch
manufacturers. With their world-wide distribution organisation, their
high quality level and their complete after-sales support, the GROVANA
WATCH CO. LTD. has got the essential knowhow in order to re-establish
the REVUE THOMMEN brand at the appropriate distribution level in the
GROVANA WATCH CO. LTD. will do some changes in the REVUE THOMMEN
collection. First priority will be given to the model line 'Airspeed',
but also the traditional, mechanical range (Cricket) will be given a new
The two partners are convinced that with this co-operation the
foundations of a successful future of the brand 'REVUE THOMMEN' have