Lambert Fils & Filles tick to the beat of a new generation

Watchmaking, jewelry and gemsetting dedicated to serving brands

Lambert-2In the Lambert family, entrepreneurship and craftsmanship are the watchwords, backed by passionate commitment and rigorous discipline, as well as the indispensable ability to keep pace with their times displayed by independent firms. A gemsetter by training, Pascal Lambert has been exercising his art in the service of the finest brands (whether independent or belonging to the Richemont Group) for more than 30 years. His three children each took their first professional steps outside the family business, before joining it in their own due time and bringing their respective skill-sets with them. Anaïs continues to design jewelry creations, Kewin is a watchmaker and head of the Bulle workshops, while Virginie has trained as a gemsetter and supports her brother in day-to-day management. The three production sites house a well-knit and highly motivated 30-strong workforce.

A recent focus on mechanical watchmaking

Lambert-1Lambert-3The Lambert family no longer relies exclusively on its artisanal gemsetting workshop, despite it being one of the largest and most renowned in Switzerland. Nor does it rest on the laurels of its substantial experience in the realm of High Jewelry closely attuned to market trends, which has enabled them to create collections for the major brands or to advise others for launches. Their rapidly expanding watchmaking subcontracting and assembly workshops (T1, T2, T3, complications and after-sales service) meet newly invigorated demand. At the start of 2018, Pascal Lambert will in parallel be opening a mechanical preparation workshop meeting RJC subcontracting norms in the field of watch cases, developing, casing-up and finishing. “We employ an excellent engineer who is even capable of making machined mechanical watch hands.”

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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