Today, is August 1st, Swiss National Day, the date on which three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation in 1291, an act which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland. It is celebrated everywhere in the country, as it always has been, with meetings in town squares, fetes, fireworks and bonfires.
I have been living in Switzerland now for over fourteen years and since March, I am also a proud double citizen, being German and now also Swiss.
I love the mountains, the lake of Zurich, the people, the food and of course the Swiss watches which are famous around the world. Therefore I thought that I dedicate today to some of the most iconic watchmakers.
Rendez-Vous Night & Day 34mm medium stainless steel, alligator and diamond watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre
Da Vinci Automatic 36mm stainless steel and alligator watch by IWC Schaffhausen
Enjoy your day!
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands