Deconstruction CZAPEK & CIE

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Deconstruction CZAPEK & CIE

Post by koimaster » January 2nd 2021, 1:23pm

An abridged history courtesy of Xavier de Roquemaurel)

Czapek & Cie is a manufacturer of Swiss watches originally founded in 1845, in Geneva. It was known for its bespoke timepieces manufactured for the European Nobility in the 19th century.
Franciszek Czapek was a Czech-born and became a Polish master watchmaker who arrived in Geneva, Switzerland in May 1832. Approximately in 1833-34 he developed the firm Czapek & Moreau with local Swiss watchmaker Moreau, from Versoix. (When Franciszek fled to Switzerland following the collapse of the Polish uprising, in which he actively participated, he Gallicized his name to François.)


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