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OLIGO starts shipping on successful first round of orders

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The Geneva-based watch brand, OLIGO, which built its first prototype back in just 2015, has started shipping on what was a successful first round of orders.

The production started in early November of last year and meant that all orders from that round were delivered in time for Christmas.

Since its launch, the brand has gone from strength to strength and will look at further growth over the coming months and years.

Speaking to WatchPro last year, Olivier Gaud, the brand founder, explained how it all started: “It was basically a joke between my best friend and myself. Around eight years ago, we were sat at his house just having a beer and talking about watches. He’s a watch geek like me and we were discussing how dials on new watches are just becoming busier and busier.

“We chatted more on how there’s a lack of design simplicity and how it would be my dream to have a watch or even make a watch that is super sleek. He’s great at that kind of thing and works in design so took his laptop and we spent the evening drawing up our plan.”

Adding: “After the first sketches, we looked at each other and said this might just work.”

Not only did the watches go down well in Switzerland pre-Christmas, the shipment was sent to the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy and France too.

There are still watches available in all three colours and a lead time for an order today is just two to three weeks.

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