Daniel Roth is back in the spotlight

Daniel Roth, one of the defining independent watch brands of the 20th century, will henceforth operate as an independent brand under La Fabrique du Temps umbrella, with personal support from Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini, two master watchmakers from the Geneva entity.

With product design and development currently underway for public reveal in a few months, Daniel Roth will aim to capture the mechanical ingenuity and contemporary classicism that defined Roth’s work in its earliest days. From the period of 1988 through 1994, the independent brand produced some of the most remarkable and collectible wristwatches in the world, including its original 25-piece commission of a hand-wound tourbillon for London retailer William Asprey in addition to the most finely finished hand wound chronographs and perpetual calendars in the world, all in its signature ellipsocurvex case shape. By 1994, the brand was acquired by the controlling family of iconic retailer The Hour Glass, then by Bulgari in 2000. As Bulgari has now decided to focus its production capacities on its own collections, in 2023 Daniel Roth is revived as an independent brand with the help and guidance of the minds behind La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.

March 23, 2023