FESTINA GROUP

A GREAT GROUP BEHIND A GREAT BRAND

Behind a great brand there is always a large group, and behind Festina is the Festina Group. A group that comprises five brands of watches: Festina, Lotus, Jaguar, Candino and Calypso, and two brands of jewellery: Lotus Style and Lotus Silver.

More than thirty years of history, our established presence in over 90 countries on five continents, learning from each of our brands and the 5 million watches sold a year, have made us an international benchmark in the watch market. We are also leaders in many strategic markets through the quality of our products, their exceptional value and the attention we devote to after-sales service.

Our headquarters are in Barcelona, but we also have a high-quality watch production centre in Switzerland and another centre specializing in gold watches in Spain, and eight subsidiaries in France, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Poland, Chile and Mexico.

A great international expansion that would not be possible if we had not risen on the pillars of innovation and quality to see farther ahead.

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A HISTORY
OF TIME

  • FESTINA LOTUS

    Businessman Miguel Rodriguez acquires the Festina brand, founded in Switzerland in 1902, forming the Festina-Lotus group.

    1984
  • 1993
    FRANCE

    The Group begins its expansion with the opening of a subsidiary in France.

  • ITALY

    Opening of a subsidiary in Italy.

    1994
  • 1996
    MECAQUARTZ

    Festina brand begins marketing in the United States and opens a subsidiary in Switzerland. Launch of Mecaquartz, a watch that stands out for combining mechanical and quartz mechanisms.

  • FESTINA ORO

    Festina creates its own line of gold watches under the name Festina Oro.

    1999
  • 2001
    CÓRDOBA

    Creation of a gold watchcase and bracelet production unit in Córdoba.

  • 100 YEARS

    Festina turns 100. Presentation of the "Century Edition" collection, a new collection whose mission is to unite tradition and modernity.

    2002
  • 2004
    MAMBO

    Launch of the Mambo collection, accompanied by an international advertising campaign of great impact.

  • Nº9

    Festina launched Collection N° 9, a worldwide success.

    2006
  • 2008
    MILANO

    Launch of the Festina Milano women's collection, a collection that brings us closer than ever to the real essence of feminine beauty.

  • CERAMIC

    Launch of Festina Ceramic. Ceramics plays a leading role in a spectacular, contemporary, innovative and strikingly aesthetic watch line.

    2009
  • 2010
    TOUR DE FRANCE

    Opening of a subsidiary in Mexico. Festina confirms sponsorship of the Tour de France and the Vuelta for the next five years.

  • BLACK LIMITED

    First Edition of the Black Limited Edition model from the Chrono Bike Collection.

    2011
  • 2012
    110 YEARS

    110th anniversary of the Festina brand. Festina's 20th Anniversary as Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France.

  • VIRENQUE

    Richard Virenque, image of the advertising campaign for the Festina Chrono Bike 2013 collection.

    2013

THE WORLDWIDE
FESTINA