Numa Jeannin Tonneau
"A unique tonneau from the 50s in perfect condition"
In 1894, Numa Jeannin formallyOlma old manufactory registered and established the Numa Jeannin Co., Ltd. In 1906, he established a watch making factory named Numa Jeannin in Fleurier, and registered the brand of OLMA in Switzerland.
Numa's father was born in Fleurier, a town in Switzerland, in an ordinary peasant's family. He studied the watchmaking since 14 years old and in 24 designed his first watch and called it in honor of his son – Numa Jeannin.
The Numa Jeannin Co. Ltd company manufactured watches not only for the Olma trademark but also for Numa Jeannin. The latter was so popular in the end of 18th century - the early 19th century. Numa Jeannin watches had the price point set in the high level of the market and were made of noble gold and equipped with complicated movements.
On the contrary, the Olma production was intended for broad masses of population, cost much less and featured functionality and usability. In 1908 the first series of pocket three-handed watches named Standard was created. These were classical models with round cases and minimalistic finishing of the dial. In the middle of the 20th century the company launched the diving watch named Sea-cup (one of the most reliable watches of that times).