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Bedat Watches

Brief Brand History for :

Bedat & Co was founded in 1996 by Christian B├ędat and his mother Simone. For 50 years, Simone had been involved with several watch manufacturers and was a minority owner in Raymond Weil. Christian was the art director at Raymond Weil. The company was acquired by Gucci Group and later Luxury Concepts. Since its founding, Bedat has enjoyed growth due to its contemporary yet classic designs and quality at a more affordable price range.

Product Line Overview:

While manufacturing pieces for both men and women, Bedat is most famous for fabulous ladies' watches. Most Bedat collections are given a number with a spiritual, historical, and numerological significance that corresponds to watches within the collection. Each is produced in variations of steel, steel with diamonds, steel with bracelet, and 18 karat gold. Aesthetically, Bedat watches are defined by unique case shapes with crowns integrated within the casebands, distorted Roman numerals, and the use of a figure-eight at eight o'clock. Many of Bedat's collections are numerically categorized. The No. 1 Collection features a square case-shape and double bezel. The figure one is often the symbol of man standing upright, the beginning, the point of departure, and the base. The more feminine No. 2 Collection is available in both a round case and an Art Deco-inspired oval case featuring a double bezel. The number two stands for union, the meeting of two connected elements, and most specifically in philosophy, two complementary principles. The No. 3 Collection is defined by tonneau-shaped cases. The number three is considered by many to be the "number of perfection" due to ternary symbolism used in religious and spiritual text. The No. 7 Collection comes in various rectangular cases designed for both sexes. The number seven symbolized eternal life in Ancient Egypt. It also represents thought, hindsight, and awareness. The No. 8 Collection is round-shaped and designed for both sexes. The figure eight is a universal symbol of perfection and infinity. It also represents the hourglass, prosperity and luck. The Extravaganza is a more ostentatious ladies' collection. This haute joaillerie line combines radiant diamonds, baguette-cut stones, and mother-of-pearl dials. The collection hosts several fantastical case shapes. The Reference 883 is inspired by jewel-encrusted pieces from the 1930s and is set with nearly a thousand diamonds.