Our team of designers has always worked hand in hand with manufacturing and production engineers.
They are continuously working on developing new designs and to investigate new combinations of materials and are tasked to discover new color variations.
Each design must reflect timeless elegance as well as attractive and trend setting design. At the same time, our jewelry watches have to meet and exceed the set technical and mechanical requirements and live up to the daily requirements of our customers.
Due to the extensive research and continued development paired with successful model designs, SARO-Gem was able to submit for numerous patents, a few of which are listed in chronological order below.
After two years of searching for an appropriate brand name, the brand
SARO was created and recorded in the brand register. It stands for:
SApphire Round Over. The brand gave reference to the intention of the company, namely to produce watches that are overlaid completely with sapphire stones.
A world first. The first holohedral watch strap fitted with faceted sapphire stones was ready to be patented.
The waterproof winder system with two washers was patented. The already solid water tightness of our jewelry watches immediately improved.
Our technicians developed a method of soldering glass to stainless steel to patent maturity. With this method, a watch glass can be soldered to a case generally without a lateral support, resulting in a solid and waterproof finish.
The “StopBlock” was patented. This is an adhesive film that prevents contamination of the clockwork mechanism. This film is attached to the base of every SARO-Gem watch.
The popular Integral model was design patented.
The SARO brand was changed to SARO-Gem. The addition of Gem (english gemological or gem stone) was intended to clarify the company’s aim – namely the production of precious stone jewelry watches.
We were able to produce and patent a watch strap with curved sapphire stones for the first time.
A new slogan „Take The Best, never the rest“ was created.
The world’s first “Carat AQ” (Auto-Quartz), with the unique Auto-Quartz genetic clockwork mechanism by ETA, 205 caliber that runs for over 100 days, was presented at our stand at the watch and jewelry trade show in Basle.
The Carat model with a case made out of sapphire, fitted with the legendary SARO-Gem 70-carat sapphire strap, is an unbeatable leader. And this model is as successful as one would expect.
First press conference in the Hotel Europe at the occasion of BASEL 99.
Negotiations started in order to establish a new agency for Dubai.
Internet domain, access and e-mail address established.
Negotiations started in order to establish an agency for Portugal.
Negotiations started in order to establish an agency for the Ukraine.
A new computer system and software is installed.
Exhibited at Basel World.
The German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe turns down the audit demand made by the Rado Watch AG against SARO-Gem 7 June 2001.
In doing this, the judge drew a line under a three-year legal battle in which the competitor tried to denounce SARO-Gem as copyists and freeloaders. The courts judgement calls for Rado Watch AG to cover all court and legal costs.
Rado Watch AG had tried to denounce SARO-Gem as copyists and freeloaders. This move completely back-fired. The court came to the conclusion, that our jewelry watches where not infringing and where not copies of Rado.
In contrast, the judge found, amongst other things that SARO-Gem jewelry watch designs where advancements and therefore should be classified in a higher quality category than those of the competitor.
We are recognized and awarded the 31. International Award for Commercial Prestige (New Millennium Award). The award is presented to companies, which demonstrate product innovation and show the successfull introduction and launch of a superior product.
Delivery is taken of our new trade show booths Nr. 3 and 4 in Basel.
Exhibited at Inhorgenta, Munich.
The first cases for the BuonGusto 43 model designs have been delivered.
Table vitrines have been rebuilt – a new tiered display – lighting – entierly in plexi glass encased.
Exhibited in Bari, Italy.
Factory direct pre and post sales support is established for the United States
For the first time, the BuonGusto 43 model is on display with a sapphire bracelet.(Geneva – 3 different versions)
Our long standing case manufacturer is handing over the company to his successors.
Introduction and presentation of our new SARO-Gem Logo
Orders are placed for radio commercials airing on DRS 1, OM (opsion musique) and C3 (canal 3) until Dezember 09.
iW Watch Magazine publishes a Review of the BuonGusto 43 with sapphire bracelet.
New video surveillance systems have been installed.
New home page launched. We are now accessible through saro-gem.ch and saro-gem.com.
Establishing of new e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Saro-Gem Page on Facebook. Join us and become a fan today!
The official Saro-Gem Forum is launched.
Tim Temple publishes a Review of the newly released BuonGusto 43 Special Edition “Gunmetal” with sapphire bracelet.
Saro-Gem AQ Review on Fratellowatches is published.
Market introduction in the UK by Lusso, the British Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.
Saro-Gem Buon Gusto 43 Review on aBlogtoRead.com is published.
The National Watch & Clock Museum features a Saro-Gem Buon Gusto 43 on display in a special Exhibit “Grand Complications”.