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Bernhard H. Mayer

German

Although its name may now conjure images of luxury Swiss timepieces — the minimalist Le Classique watch, the versatile Victor Chronograph — Bernhard H. Mayer began as a very different venture prior to earning its reputation for vintage luxury watches: a German coin mint. Now under the stewardship of its fourth generation, the company traces its roots back to the German town of Pforzheim, where, in 1871, the Mayer family began manufacturing tools for coin minting.

By the end of the 19th century, the coin minting endeavor at Bernhard H. Mayer had evolved to include the production of carved pocket-watch covers (thanks to the creative eye of Bernhard H. Mayer I) as well as coins and medals, including commemorative ones for the likes of Pope John Paul II, John F. Kennedy and Princess Diana and official coins for royal houses, central banks and governments. In 1936, the house was tapped to create the medals for the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in Germany. Ten years later, the family factory was destroyed by bombing during World War II.

Bernhard H. Mayer reopened its new doors in Pforzheim 16 years later and continued manufacturing coins and watch covers, but it wasn’t until the turn of the next century that the house would begin producing the kind of timepieces it makes today.

In the 1990s, the Mayer family began to manufacture gold coins for a limited collection of luxury coin watches made by Corum. (The Swiss watchmaker had long been in the coin watch business by then.) Not long afterward, in 2000, Bernhard H. Mayer partnered with the Swiss manufacturer Cimier. Mayer subsequently moved production of the brand’s watches to Switzerland, where it continues today under the eye of experienced craftsmen trained in the Swiss tradition (and working under the strict guidelines of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry).

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Bernhard H. Mayer Plated Stainless Steel Rubber Drift Glider Men's Wristwatch 44
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Swiss-made watches from Bernhard H Meyer are known for their precision and luxurious designs. With a scratchproof sapphire crystal glass, the Drift Glider watch boasts of sturdy ...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

Bernhard H. Mayer Black Rose Gold Victor Chronograph Men's Wristwatch 50 mm
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wear luxury on your wrist by owning this Victor Chronograph wristwatch from Bernhard H. Mayer. Swiss made and created from rose gold-plated stainless steel, this watch is held by a r...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

Bernhard H. Mayer Stainless Steel Ballad BH05/CWR Men's Wristwatch 44 mm
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Just as smoothly as a song takes one through memory lanes or through any moment of dullness, this Ballad wristwatch from Bernhard H. Mayer will assist you with ease at a consistent p...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Bernhard H Mayer Blue Mother of Pearl Estelle B2500/CW Women's Wristwatch 37 mm
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wear luxury on your wrist by owning this Estelle wristwatch from Bernhard H Mayer. Swiss-made and crafted from stainless steel, this watch has a mother of pearl dial detailed with a ...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

Bernhard H. Mayer Silver Stainless Steel Optima Women's Wristwatch 23 mm
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Upgrade your everyday look with this exquisite Bernhard H. Mayer Optima women's watch. The wristwatch is made of stainless steel and held by a pink leather bracelet. The silver dial ...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

Bernhard H. Mayer Golden Comets Diamond 18K Two Tone Gold Pendant
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
One look at this pendant by Bernhard H. Mayer and you'll know that beauty can come in small things too. Crafted from 18k two-tone gold, this pendant is known as the Golden Comets. It...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

Bernhard H. Mayer Mother of Pearl Allure B1706/CW Women's Wristwatch 34 mm
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Allure watch is a style you will love to flaunt every day. From the House of Bernhard H. Mayer, the stainless steel creation comes with a fixed bezel and a Mother of pearl dial. ...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

Bernhard H Mayer Black Stainless Steel Leather IL Nero Men's Wristwatch 44 mm
By Bernhard H. Mayer
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Bernhard H Mayer brings you this luxe wristwatch that will not only tell the accurate time but also sit perfectly on your wrist. Swiss-made, it has a black PVD-coated stainless steel...
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2010s Contemporary Bernhard H. Mayer

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Stainless Steel

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