The Spirit Of A Family Tradition
In 1871, when the small town of Pforzheim or Goldstadt (City of Gold) was just seeing its humble beginnings as the centre of Germany’s jewellery and watchmaking industry, the Mayer family set up shop and began manufacturing and selling dies (tools for minting coins). The independent family-owned business expanded into minting and soon they were producing collectible and commemorative coins from precious metals which were valued all over the world. The Mayer Mint GmbH Germany consequently became a key player in the numismatic field.
With the turn of the 19th Century, embossed and engraved covers of quality pocket watches were becoming indispensable accessories to enthusiasts; a significant fashion and reputation statement that signified the owner’s taste, wealth and family heritage. Great grandfather Mayer took on the hobby of engraving watch covers, and it was this leisurely interest that later turned out to be the stepping stone of a passion, style and newly found tradition which laid the foundations for Bernhard H. Mayer® watches.
As time went by, the watches became strongly associated with the Mayer business and when the family decided to acquire CIMIER, a traditional watch production facility in Switzerland, it was only a matter of time before the Bernhard H. Mayer® brand would become known as a genuine manufacturer of Swiss watches. The vision to enrich the eternal value of precious metals and gemstones and render high-quality watches and jewellery for discerning customers steadily built the Bernhard H. Mayer® name in the global luxury goods industry.
After 140 years of ceaseless production and five generations of Mayer family, the rich heritage of more than a century of unrivalled knowledge, experience and skill in every aspect of the numismatic, jewellery and watchmaking art continues. Bridging past and future, Bernhard H. Mayer® master artisans remain faithful to the spirit of tradition that began in 1871 while embracing innovation with every new decade to guarantee that the legacy of excellence started by the Mayer forefathers will continue onto succeeding generations.
By owning a Bernhard H. Mayer® premium item, one enters the circle of those who share the philosophy of excellence held by the Mayer family, and who wish to express this through objects worthy of such distinction. The supremacy in which each jewellery or watch is handled – from the initial concept, to design and final production – reveals the utmost care, exacting skill, and meticulous attention to detail exerted by our master artisans to produce items of the highest standard and value. This demanding approach brings together a rare combination of time-honoured techniques, advanced research, cutting-edge technology, and powerful technical resources – all in strict accordance with established industry standards and guidelines.