1880: Founding of the General Watch Co by Louis Brandt & Fils (Omega) for manufacturing cylinder watches.
1885: Transfer of the trade mark Helvetia from Louis Brandt & Fils to the General Watch Co.
1968: Aquisition of the movement factory Helvetia SA in Reconvilier by the SGT (Societe des Garde-Temps SA). The watch factory Montres Helvetia SA in Bienne remained independent.
1970: Aquisition of the Montres Helvetia SA by the ASUAG (Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG).
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