Matthew Norman is a brand of much symbolism. Established in the 19th century, the Maison perpetuates a tradition of carriage clocks. Legend has it that Napoleon I – exasperated by the tardiness of his officers, which almost caused him to lose a battle – made the use of a carriage clock obligatory in the army. Indeed, the surge in popularity of these travel clocks dates from the 19th century. While the world has changed considerably since those times, Matthew Norman’s expertise is the fruit of more than 100 years of research and innovation, the result of a continual quest for perfection in which design plays a major role.
Switzerland has always been a vehicle for this highly technological form of craftsmanship, and its expertise is incontrovertible. At Matthew Norman, the only Swiss Manufacture of mechanical clocks, the teams work together to create models that follow a guiding principle of creativity and renewal. All the production stages take place on site, ensuring continuity and monitoring throughout the production, finishing, assembly and inspection of the most delicate pieces.
Matthew Norman clocks symbolize the marriage of ancient and modern, brought together in a small object hailing from another era and constantly revisited by guest designers invited to reinvent it. Thanks to the technical innovations that serve their design, Helix and Garden of Eden will enchant admirers of beautiful pieces, horology enthusiasts and fans of technical accomplishments.
Matthew Norman aims to create unexpected objects intended to surprise and captivate. Its products therefore convey a genuine philosophy which endows them with richness, rarity and history.
In this age of multi-connected devices, the choice of a Matthew Norman clock demonstrates an admiration for ancestral forms of expertise and an attachment to beautiful objects. It reveals an appreciation of the use of technological innovation to enhance tradition. And also it means embracing a liberated attitude, by choosing an exclusive object designed to last.