The watch brand for true royalties…
It is with great excitement and pride that we are offering this ultra-high-end small production boutique brand Leroy. Crafting watches only in precious metal, Leroy has a very Small annual production of 100 pieces a year, often sold directly to private clients through high-end dealers. The brand has never been discounted.
The brand was founded in 1747 and is the oldest of all the top watch manufactures. In fact, it is older than Patek Phillippe, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, and Audemars Piguet. Leroy has a venerable royal history. By 19th century, it was the most prestigious watchmaker in Europe. Appointment royal watchmaker by Louis 15 and Queen Elizabeth and King of Portugal.
Throughout history, countless famous historical figures were clients of Leroy’s pocket watches and watches, as recorded in the company register. Owners of Leroy watches include, among artists and literary figures, Debussy, Chopin, Proust, Alexandre Dumas, Wagner, and Matisse; among statesman, Alphonse de Lamartine, Napoleon III, General De Gaulle, General Eisenhower, Roosevelt, and Churchill. Other famous clients include Alfred Nobel, St. Exupery, Lindberg, Paul-Emile Victor, Marcel Dassault, and the list goes on…
These connoisseurs chose Leroy because of its supreme quality, craftsmanship, and exclusivity. Each one of the watch is a dedicated work of art.
The brand is a rare collaboration between the Swiss and the French. Two ateliers located in Bienne, Switzerland, and Besancon, France – the cradle of high watch-making in France.
Perfect harmony in traditional watch-making techniques, involving painstaking-attention to detail, classic guilloche on dial, applied Indian ink for numerals, thin case, flawless polishing of the case.
Astonishing in its beauty and precision, guilloche is one of watchmaking’s rarest art forms. Engraved patterns interlace, creating lines often so fine that they are barely visible to the naked eye. Created using a rose engine that dates back to the late 19th century, each line of guilloche is crafted by a master engraver, who skillfully controls the speed and pressue of the rose engine to ensure the flawless depth and symmetry of the pattern, representing traditional watchmaking excellence at its most exquisite. Those few master craftsman with the patience, dexterity and passion necessary to master the craft are as rare a breed as the rose engine themselves. Today, Switerzland has less than 10 full-time guillocheurs. Leroy especially champions and aims to preserve the art of guilloche and does that on all of its watch dials, as well as on automatic rotors with open display backs.
Each watches exhibits classic and timeless design, utilizing the best watchmaking artisans. Each watch takes hundreds of hours to craft, hand-finish and regulate. Movements involve beautiful finishing and fine-tuning to the standards of National Observatory of Besancon, known for precision.
The long production process results in more exclusive than most commercially available brands out there.
Leroy only makes watch in precious metal, never in steel.