Nearly 1’000 guests attended the Soirée Suisse, the biggest and most exclusive venue organized by H.E. Mr. Urs Ziswiler. Set amidst the Swiss Embassy & Residence on Cathedral Ave. Washington D.C., the Garden Party is held yearly as a testament to the excellent relations between the United States and Switzerland. A few - carefully selected - Swiss brands are chosen to represent the latters identity and tradition.
2010 Soirée Suisse was dedicated to Swiss Design. Whether in industrial art, furniture, fashion or the watch industry, the Swiss search for quality is characterized by perfectionism. It also demonstrates a sense of curiosity, a fresh approach to things and the need for sincerity. Amongst the four partners of the event, Marvin was the watch brand chosen to convey Switzerland long standing watch tradition.
Captain Chesley Sullenberger – the pilot of Swiss origin who managed to save the lives of all his passangers when he brought down his plane on the Hudson River on an emergency situation – receiving the highest Swiss national distinction the Tell Award from the hands of H.E. Mr. Urs Ziswiler.
Indeed, Marvin, founded over 160 years - in 1850 - in La Chaux-de-Fonds a.k.a. the watchmaking’s cradle, the brand has a longstanding history with the U.S.A. With a notable presence on both the East and West Coast throughout the 1950’s to 1970’s, Marvin posseses amazing vintage pocket or wristwatches that were custom made for its US clients - for instance personalized pocket watches or wrist watches crafted for N.Y. jeweler Tiffany’s - .
As the brand is about to be re-launched in the U.S., the timing could not have been better. With a simple yet strong motto New Times New Codes Marvin will start its distribution in the U.S. this autumn. Proposing fine swiss watch making pieces - both quartz and mechanical mouvements - at affordable prices (between 400 US to 2000 US), the brand prides itself in its care for detail as well as its acute design.