DESIGN ON TIME
FORM FOLLOWS PASSION
The Ventura watch company was established by Pierre and Yuko Nobs in 1989. In Ventura’s opening year, one of the first products “watch Flemming Bo Hansen” was selected to become part of the permanent design collection at the Museum of Modern Art “MoMA” in New York.
Three years later in 1992, the same “watch” received the Red Dot "Best of Best" Design Award. Ever since, numerous Ventura timepieces have been granted international awards for their outstanding design: most recently with the GOOD DESIGN (Japan) and the Red Dot "Best of Best" awards for the new SPARC MGS in 2011 and 2012. Ventura also won a Red Dot 2012 award for the belt collection "Gents & Belts".
Working with accomplished designers, unrestrained by the limitations of using standardized movements, Ventura has developed and defined an archetypical design language of its own.
COMPETENCE TO INNOVATE
THE PAST IS DONE, WE CREATE THE FUTURE
Ventura’s quest for functionality, precision and quality is deeply rooted in our experience and competence of manufacturing traditional mechanical chronometers. With the legendary v-matic collection designed by the late Hannes Wettstein, Ventura was amongst the ten largest manufacturers of officially certified Swiss chronometers COSC, in the mid-nineties. Creating and building mechanical watches with the same standardized, mass-produced mechanical movements however started to become routine and threatened to stifle our urge to innovate. To enter the new millennium by focusing on the exclusive manufacturing of high-tech electronic timepieces was a bold move but in the Year 2000, Ventura introduced the World's first Automatic Digital watch SPARC. The a EasySkroll operating system combined with a single scroller functioning intuitively like a "mouse", was another important invention; it has become a benchmark for high-value digital timepieces.