We are delighted to present our new watch case in 18-carat red gold.
By Walter Hess
The gold cases and other parts are cast at Pfister Feinguss in Lengnau.
The precision machining of the lunette, the seat of the movement and the crown is carried out in the workshop of HESS watches.
The 2016 Swiss Goldsmith Champion, Anita Lampart, also from Lucerne, hand-finishes the outer surfaces of the case and clasp, making the warm gold tone really shine. Anita also provides her responsibility mark, which is stamped into the case and clasp, confirming that it is 18-carat gold.
In the case of watch cases, this confirmation – as is usual for jewellery – is not yet sufficient, because it is legally required that watch cases of Swiss origin made of precious metal are additionally marked with the St. Bernard’s head. The Swiss Federal Precious Metals Control officially certifies the gold fineness by affixing the St. Bernard’s head stamp.