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Movements Through Time

— SO Remembers Peter Bangerter

Sunday, April 01, 2018

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Sunday afternoon at F&B Downtown and Swiss Stores was as festive as it was nostalgic. Family members, friends-cum-customers, and those new to the impressive 60-year history — in the art of watchmaking and jewellery design — of Swiss Stores came together to celebrate with founder Peter Bangerter and to embrace his nephew Ueli Bangerter, who will, in his capacity as managing director, continue the legacy, even as he charts a new business model.

The scores in attendance were also able to shop the stunning black and white visuals of fine art photographer Craig Phang Sang. It was a proud moment, too, for Peace-is Of Bianca lead designer Bianca Bartley, who shared with SO and her customers how being at Swiss Stores and working under the tutelage of Swiss Stores Jamaica Limited founder Peter Bangerter has helped her to hone and develop her skills as a goldsmith, enabling her to release this new collection.

Indeed, the gorgeous collectors' edition of 14K gold, sterling silver, and semi-precious stones were crafted with original Swiss Stores accents and charms from their vaults some four decades since their original release was unveiled to rave reviews.

Naturally, there were delectable pickings from F&B Downtown.

— This article was first published on December 22, 2015

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