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There is the passion for Swiss mechanical  watches shared by Rolf Bodmer, born in 1957, designer and graphic artist from Zurich, and François Zahnd, born in 1961, watch manufacturer and watch industry expert in the city of Biel. The two watch enthusiasts met at an industry event in the summer of 2015 and decided to revive an old and dormant watch brand.

During one year multiple designs and prototypes have been created. In the autumn of 2016, the quintessence of the revival process emerged. A number of 10 models have been presented on a crowdfunding platform and the project succeeded to reach its initial goal. Later that year, the first ever manufactured Votum timepieces from the revival collection, empowered the wrists of their new owners.