Relo, Switzerland: Modernist Women's Silver Bangle Watch, 1970s
Item No.: RGG00229
Item Description: "Relo, Switzerland: Modernist Women's Silver Bangle Watch, 1970s"
Relo, Switzerland: Modernist Women’s Silver Bangle Watch, 1970s
W 4.0 cm, inner diameter 6.0 to 4.6 cm
Weight: 145 g
Marks: ‘relo 925’
Relo Design was founded by Rainer Lutz and Renate Lay in 1969. Operating from Renens near Lausanne in Switzerland, the company was sold in 1972 to Höfflin & Lüth, Pforzheim, Germany, who established the relo-design inc. in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Due to financial difficulties the company closed down business only a few years later at the end of the 1970s.
Relo design was famous for their award-winning watches designed by Carl Elsener and Hans Stalder.
The women’s bangle watch with a manual wind is a rare example of the watch production of relo, displaying an innovative design in brushed silver combined with a solid workmanship and Swiss precision.
The Swiss clockwork functions precisely, it has to be wind up twice a day.
- Ludwig, Reinhold: Schmuck-Design der Moderne: Geschichte und Gegenwart // Modern Jewellery Design: Past and Present. Stuttgart 2008, pp. 253-255.
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