Breitling acquires Universal Genève: The Advisors

In a strategic move to enrich its historical legacy, Breitling has successfully acquired Universal Genève, a distinguished watchmaking brand. This acquisition represents Breitling’s commitment to preserving and celebrating horological craftsmanship. Universal Genève, renowned for its iconic timepieces and founded in 1894, will now be part of Breitling’s esteemed portfolio, ensuring a seamless blend of heritage and innovation. This strategic venture marks a pivotal moment in the watchmaking industry, solidifying Breitling’s dedication to the artistry and precision that both brands embody.

Advestra acted as leg­al coun­sel to Breitling in this trans­ac­tion. The team includes partner Beda Kaufmann (pictured left), Anna Capaul, Thomas Reut­ter and Alex­an­der von Jein­sen (all cor­por­ate/M&A).

Niederer Kraft Frey advised the Stelux Group on the sale of Universal Genève to Breitling. The NKF team was led by partner Marc Iynedjian (pictured right), working with associate Philippe Florinetti and junior associate Julia Pennoni (all corporate/M&A), as well as partner Thomas Graf and senior associate Sven Kälin (both Tax).