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History

Votum is a Swiss watch brand from Biel producing exquisite mechanical timepieces since 1962.

The brand was at its peak in the 60’s when the cosmopolitan city of Biel, confirmed its position amongst the most influential cities in the watchmaking industry. The already flourishing watch metropolis, paved the way to further expansions in the watch manufacturing industry, granting the essential access to the desired know-how required to produce unique state of the art jewelry watches.

In the 70's the headquarters of Votum moved to Hamburg, Germany. During this period the sheer creativity of the brand was emphasized in unique models such as the ''Divimat'' with its integrated inner bezel slide rule operating through an additional crown. This genuine collection is still highly respected among the watch enthusiasts around the world. In the 90's the brand had its homecoming. During this period and until the end of the last twentieth century, about 3000 watches had been manufactured. 

In 2015, François Zahnd - Owner and CEO of watch manufacturing company fashiontime ltd. and Rolf Bodmer - graphic designer from Zürich, decided to revive the Votum watch brandThe new entrepreneurs found their inspiration from the mechanical watchmaking tradition and culture of the renowned Watch City, Biel/Bienne.