FROM THE STREET TO THE WRIST Born in the 1960s, street art is now expanding its pictorial power from the street into new fields, including watchmaking, as can be seen in the new timepiece made by Manufacture Royale: ADN Street Art Collection. This technical, aesthetic and...

A NEW “GIANT” IS BORN Manufacture Royale presents the 1770 Micromegas Revolution, a watch with a 2-speed double tourbillon named after a legendary Voltaire character. Manufacture Royale was founded in 1770 by Voltaire and its amazing models have been given it a new lease of life....

Introducing the Manufacture Royale Androgyne Royale Steel Voltaire (1694-1778), the French philosopher and founder of Manufacture Royale, wrote “Without variety, no beauty” in a letter in 1738. The quote encapsulates the mechanical and aesthetic inspiration for the Androgyne Royale Steel.Unlike its forebear (the Androgyne Origine has...

Introducing the Manufacture Royale 1770 Haute Voltige Most watches with two time zones only have one extra hour hand. It’s a simple and easy-to-understand system but it doesn’t allow you to set half hours or quarters. Although most countries on the planet have a full interval...

Manufacture Royale – 1770 Voltige Black Feather It may date back to the 1750s but the most famous intellectual debate is still the battle of wills between the Parisian Voltaire (1694-1778) and Genevan Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). The two writers and philosophers had conflicting beliefs and waged...

Voltaire’s giant hero Micromégas first appeared in his philosophical fantasy tale in 1752. 263 years have passed and he’s back as the star of a timepiece that exudes equal amounts of wisdom and thought. Voltaire also created the Manufacture Royale, a brand that takes a...

"Our character is what gives our soul its qualities," wrote French philosopher Voltaire who founded (the) Manufacture Royale in 1770 in Ferney (France). This quote epitomises the timepiece named after the year the company was founded. With its openwork features and slim design, the 1770...

The Gouten/Guten family holding certainly hasn’t wasted any time. Barely five months after taking over Manufacture Royale, Gérard Gouten, Marc Guten, David Gouten and Alexis Gouten, united under GTN Luxury Holding, have designed the first piece from the new collection. Less extravagant than the Opera,...