Not all princes of design are Italian and not all convincing watches are Swiss! Just look at this Franco-French duo made up of Hegid and Hervet Manufacturier. Hervet Manufacturier was founded by Cédric and Nicolas Hervet, fifth generation representatives of a Norman woodworking family. Before founding Hervet Manufacturier, the two cousins made their mark by taking different paths. Nicolas earned a name for himself in the wood industry, having been recognized by his peers and awarded several times for his work. As for Cédric, after graduating from the Ecole Boulle in Paris, he developed́ his creative vision as Artistic Director of Daft Punk.He officiated during the entiretý of the helmeted duo of electronic music’s adventure. As for Hegid, this nugget of the French watchmaking industry, it has been offering for years quite a few successful, good-looking watches with robust mechanical movements. Together, they have created Céleste, a watch that perfectly combines their respective worlds. If you are visiting Paris, don’t miss the showroom on rue Volney, just behind Place Vendôme. It is a marvel.