Behind these words are the audacity and the passion of a man with an independent mind. A man with a strong character and even stronger message that still resonates today. A man named Voltaire.
With the foundation on his lands in 1770 of workshops known as Manufacture Royale, Voltaire contributed to the development of an industry that is now universally renowned.
A brilliant philosopher, an entrepreneur whose interests extended well beyond national borders, he was said to have broadened the human mind and taught it to be free.
Manufacture Royale marks the continuity of a human adventure dedicated to striving for perfection.
Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Jura mountains, Manufacture Royale is today an exceptional watchmaking workshop where state-of-the-art engineering blends with Swiss traditional know-how to create stunning and beautifully crafted timepieces and movements. Standing up to time, the unfailing desire for perfection and uniqueness of its founder, the illustrious Voltaire, continues to live on today at Manufacture Royale
Androgyne is a real work of art with brimming character. Its in-house hand-wound mechanical movement is produced, decorated and entirely assembled within the Manufacture in Vallorbe, Switzerland, according to highest Haute Horlogerie standards. It is regulated by a 108 hour power reserve tourbillon combining classic and futuristic components to guarantee long-term accuracy.