Calypso Watches, a brand of watches from the Festina Group under the management of Miguel Rodríguez, targets a young, demanding, modern public. It’s a collection for boys and girls, full of colour and with a price that makes it possible to have a daily look change.
This brand of watches is considered to be the one for young, urban, active people, and that is why its slogan is: «Calypso, a world of colour and design».
Kashio Tadao established Tokio Casio in 1957, a company known for mass producing calculators for the first time which, up until then, were machines assembled on top of tables.
Casio became one of the first watch manufacturers, offering products that did much more than merely telling the time. In 1976 they created a digital wristwatch with ten additional functions. Four years later, they managed to integrate an electronic calculator within a watch, thus combining their two greatest inventions so far.
Nowadays, Casio has a sports-oriented style; their most famous models were the G-Shock.
Festina is the flagship brand of the Festina Group S.A. company. This encompasses the following brands as of today: Lotus, Festina, Calypso, Jaguar and Candino.
The first time the "Festina" name was used was in a small watch workshop in Switzerland.
In 1984, entrepeneur Miguel Rodríguez bought Festina and created the business group Festina-Lotus.
Currently, their headquarters are in Barcelona, but they also have a high-quality factory in Switzerland and eight subsidiaries in different countries.
Kenneth Cole was born as a brand of women shoes in 1982 in New York. Afterwards, they also manufactured shoes for men, as well as handbags.
Closely related to fashion, they expanded to the European market in 1996 and launched their watches series. After winning several awards, earning prestige and filling catwalks with their products, today they can dress in the style of New York an entire family.
Now, they have entered the market of smart accesories with Kenneth Cole Connect, a watch capable of connecting with our cellphone via Bluetooth.
Lotus was the original brand of what is now the Festina business group. Miguel Rodríguez established Lotus in 1980, which managed to take off with the launch of their watch «Fase Lunar». Later on, he created the model Super Chrono which presented innovative features related to aerial navigation and sailing.
Nowadays, Lotus encompasses Lotus Style, which deals with watches, jewelry and costume jewelry, Lotus Silver, which deals with silver jewelry, and Lotus Watches, which deals with modern, urban watches.
Recently bought by the Cadarso business group but born in Italy and established by Giulio Morellato, this brand focuses on watches as well as accesories. They provide innovative products and luxury accesories at a reasonable price.
Their distinctive watches never go unnoticed, since they have "drops" on their straps, which you can easily change to sport a new watch every day.
Nixon was established in California in 1997 by Andy Laats and Chad DiNenna, both extreme sports lovers. They wanted their brand to express their love for sports like surf, climbing and snowboard.
Thus, the Nixon brand was born, able to withstand all kinds of sports and with a modern design; they created a series of headphones first, and then released their series of watches.
Nowadays, Nixon watches feature Swiss mechanisms; the brand sells classical, sport or digital watches, as well as their new much anticipated collection, smartwatches for sport lovers, waterproof, capable of withstanding any climate and displaying weather reports, and with the latest technology.
The Tama Reiki company was established in 1950 in Tokio, Japan, by Shogoro Yoshida.
Nowadays, Orient Watch still makes its watches with Japanese mechanisms. They have been making both quartz and mechanical watches, and selling their products on more than seventy countries since 1955.
Thanks to their continuous commitment to creating new Orient watches‘ models, the company is currently the third biggest watch producer of Japan, after Citizen and Seiko.
Pulsar was created in 1972 by the watch company Hamilton. Born in a time of space discoveries, the brand adopted a futuristic style. It owes its name to the remnants left behind by a star when it explodes.
In 1979, Seiko took over the brand and in the 80s expanded it to the European market. Nowadays, their headquarters are on New Jersey, but their watches are made and sold from Japan, like Seiko.
Pulsar became popular due to its sport series for women.
The rights for the brand were acquired by Antonio Cadarso in 1948. It was then that the Cadarso Business Group was born.
The brand was most popular in the 90s, by selling a wide selection of watches of several styles.
Nowadays, Radiant is an affordable but stylish brand for men, women and children alike.
Rintaro Hattori created this company, which started as a watch repair shop, went on to sell second-hand watches and finally started making their own in 1881.
In 1903 it became the biggest watch producer in Japan and one of the most important worldwide thanks to the Seikosha factory built in 1892.
Nowadays, the company is still a watch workshop, since they make all of the pieces for their watches. This allows for the creation of novelties within the world of watches such as the Perpetual Calendar or the Kinetic mechanism, which is one step beyond the automatic.
They have a wide catalogue of models and several series: luxury ones like the Grand Seiko, Credor, King Seiko and Ananta, and others, like the Premier, Sportura, Velatura, Arctura, Coutura, Rivoli, Vivace and Prospex. Their most popular watches are the automatic ones from the Seiko 5 series; the "5" is a reference to its five qualities: automatic, shockproof, waterproof, and displaying both the date and the day.
Timberland is an American company that sells accesories, shoes and sport clothes, established in 1973. Their headquarters are in the US.
This brand is known for using recycled materials on their products; perhaps this is why their logo is a tree, a symbol of their commitment to the environment.
In the 80s, the company innovated by creating the first waterproof leather boots, which set a new standard for craftmanship, durability and outdoors protection.
Viceroy’s origin goes back to 1951, when it was created by a family in Switzerland. They started expanding in the 80s, when their worldwide selling rights were acquired by the Munreco Business Group.
In 1996, Viceroy launched in Spain its Viceroy Gold series, elegantly advertised by the famous actor Carlos Larrañaga. Ever since then, this elegant and stylish brand has been advertised by many famous figures.