Festina is a watch brand with deep roots in Switzerland. The company was founded in La Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland in 1902. There the company started manufacturing high quality watches. During the over one hundred years that the company has seen, their secret to success has been an excellent performance and affordable prices. The company has become well-known from their extremely accurate Swiss mechanical watches. The crisis of quartz watches almost put a stop to the Swiss watch industry completely. Because of this even Festina had to change their strategy. Miguel Rodrigues, the owner of the Spanish Lotus watch brand, bought the company in 1984, after which it was called Festina Lotus S.A. After the switch in ownership their headquarters have been in Barcelona. Festina wristwatches began using very accurate Japanese quartz mechanisms. Today, the most popular Festina models are compiled in Japan by Citizen watch company. The top models are designed and compiled in their own factories in Spain and China.
Festina watches are sold in over 65 countries and it is one of the leading brands in Europe. In Spain it is the best sold watch brand. Diversity is behind the brand’s popularity. The watches are a combination of Swiss roots, a Japanese heart and Spanish design. Japanese accuracy combined with Swiss craftsmanship has generated very comfortable and beautiful watches. The collection offers an appealing and modern style that has been combined with flairs of the company’s traditional design with affordable prices. The models are available for both men and women. Festina watches suit both sporty and trendy people. Festina has always been linked to sports and sports events like Tour de France. Today the brand has moved even more towards the fashion world. The new emissary of Festina has been the famous Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.
Festina wristwatches are sporty ones. Especially Festina Sport chronographs are known widely around the world. The style of the chronographs combines both practicality and functionality. The brand has also developed minimalistic vintage models for people who like traditions. Their high quality products use high class materials like chromium and titanium. Their colours vary from light ones to dark blues. Their bracelets are made of both leather and steel. Different watch models offer a diverse selection of different features, which include calendar, alarm, stopwatch and another timezone. The company wants to offer you a wide selection of well equipped and highly accurate watches.