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Watch Certificate™ and Bianchet, a long-term partnership at the service of owners

Watch Certificate™ and Bianchet, a long-term partnership at the service of owners
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April 2023

Watch Certificate™, the world's leading provider of digital watch passports, is delighted to announce its collaboration with Bianchet, an independent Swiss manufacture renowned for designing and developing ultra-modern and demanding watchmaking. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the development of Watch Certificate™ and a significant step forward in the world of watchmaking to redefine the experience of owners of watches created by Bianchet.

Redefining the Bianchet watch ownership experience

Watch Certificate™ and Bianchet are banking on security to jointly redefine the experience for owners of watches created by the independent watchmaker.

Watch Certificate™ provides its services specifically tailored to the unique watches created by Bianchet. This synergy guarantees the security and formalizes the ownership of all Bianchet watches.

All Bianchet watches now come with a digital Watch Certificate™ passport. This is the watch's unique warranty card providing an evolving, verifiable and forgery-proof document to the purchaser.

The Watch Certificate™ is activated directly by Bianchet as soon as it leaves the manufacture or by the retailer following in-store purchase by the future owner. It includes the unique features that define each Bianchet watch, its serial numbers as well as several high-definition photographs. This data that makes up the Watch Certificate™ is stored in the form of an NFT registered in a public blockchain, ensuring its security and longevity in an unrivalled way.

Following purchase, the new owner receives ownership of the watch through their Watch Certificate™ digital passport, which they keep in their smartphone's native wallet, with no need to download any apps.

Thanks to the Watch Certificate™, Bianchet creates an unbreakable, enduring bond with its watches and their current and future owners.

With Watch Certificate™, Bianchet offers a wide range of services, including a direct line of communication between the owner and the manufacture, the possibility of certifying the value of one's watch with one's insurer, access to private events, and centralized management of one's watch collection in one place.

Technology at the service of fine watchmaking

Bianchet, renowned for its commitment to precision and elegance in watchmaking, has become a symbol of excellence in the industry. Their dedication to creating watches that transcend time itself aligns perfectly with Watch Certificate™'s mission to provide authenticity, assurance and security in the world of watchmaking.

"Our partnership with Watch Certificate™, powered by blockchain technology, is a crucial asset for our brand. It offers a decentralized registry that effectively combats counterfeiting and theft, ensuring the security of all our watches. The unalterable digital ownership certificate perfectly links each watch to its rightful owner, reinforcing trust and authenticity in the world of luxury watches. " Rodolfo Festa Bianchet, Founder and CEO of Bianchet

This long-term collaboration will see Watch Certificate™ and Bianchet working closely together to create innovative solutions further strengthening the links between the brand and its current and future customers.

Flying Tourbillon Grande Date B1.618 watches will be delivered with a Passport Watch Certificate™, just like all the models produced by Bianchet.

"Our collaboration with Bianchet marks an important step in our development and proves the confidence shown in us by innovative players in the watchmaking industry. Watch Certificate™ becomes the new standard to serve the brand's interests while offering more benefits to its retail partners as well as to Bianchet watch owners." Guillaume Kuntz, co-founder of Watch Certificate™.

The collaboration between Bianchet and Watch Certificate™ was initiated on the occasion of the launch of the highly anticipated Flying Tourbillon Grande Date B1.618 watch, the first Bianchet production to include the Watch Certificate™ passport, which will now equip all future collections.

Contact Information

For press inquiries, interviews or further information, please contact :

Thomas Brenot

t.brenot@watchcertificate.com

+33 6 07 99 91 02

Find out more about Bianchet

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For more information about Watch Certificate™ and its services

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About Bianchet

Bianchet represents the singular union of ultramodern watchmaking style and classical design heritage. The relationship between meaning and culture, mathematics and mechanics is at the heart of Bianchet's thinking, which infuses the golden number 1.618 and transposes the mathematical proportions that underpin the harmony and beauty of the universe into today's world of Haute Horlogerie.

This approach to contemporary watchmaking finds expression in Bianchet tourbillon watches. The tonneau shape, the exclusive design of the Maison caliber, the Italian aesthetic, the choice of high-tech materials, titanium and rubber, the dynamics of materials, shapes, textures and colors - everything in Bianchet watches and spirit expresses passion, beauty and modernity.

About Watch Certificate™

Watch Certificate™ has asserted its position as a leader in watch authentication and certification in recent years. Its aim is to make life easier for everyone involved in the watchmaking world throughout the life cycle of a watch. It offers a new dimension to the experience of owning new and pre-owned watches.

Its digital passport is the watch's identity card, maintenance booklet and warranty. It constitutes an unfalsifiable and transferable title deed. It can be communicated to authorities and insurance companies to justify the exact value of a timepiece. Dynamic, it also records the history of each watch in the blockchain, helping to increase its value, particularly in the event of resale.

This digital passport is indispensable to owners, manufacturers, sales networks, service centers, insurers and authorities. Innovative, it provides watch enthusiasts with warranty and insurance services, as well as the traceability of valuable information about their timepieces.

For pre-owned watches, Watch Certificate™ protects owners from fraudulent practices. It relies on the complementary skills of watchmakers, who inspect and photograph watches, and then experts who validate their authenticity and market value; each of whom can be called upon at any time to update a passport.

The Watch Certificate™ platform is also an intuitive inventory management and customer relationship management (CRM) tool dedicated to industry professionals. The functionalities and automations generated make it possible to create and maintain a link with watch owners. Manufacturers and sellers thus have a privileged communication channel with the latter to support them over the long term in the relationship they maintain with their watches.

Watch Certificate™ offers retail networks and second-hand merchants an insurance sponsorship solution (at market value), enhancing their service offering.

In the event of theft, Watch Certificate™ blacklists watch serial numbers on major international databases, including those of The Watch Register, manufacturers, service centers and various sales networks (marketplaces, auction houses, merchants...). Active monitoring penalizes the resale of stolen watches and increases the chances of their return to their original owners.

Watch Certificate™ is at the cutting edge of state-of-the-art technology and personal data protection. It meets the needs of new modes of consumption and is involved in extending the life of watches for a sustainable and circular economy in the watchmaking sector, a world of precision and exacting standards.

Since its creation, Watch Certificate™ has raised nearly 2.4 million euros from private funds provided by renowned collectors and watchmaking professionals. In 2024, the company is preparing a new round of fundraising aimed at accelerating its international growth and conquering all industry professionals.

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