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1977
THE BEGINNING OF PIERRE LANNIER, THE FASHION WATCH BRAND

It’s during a trip to Europe that Béatrice and Jean-Paul Burgun decide to enter the watch business. The couple wanted to design and create their original watches, and the story of Pierre LANNIER began… in their dining room!

Jean Paul Burgun

1978
LAUNCHING OF THE FIRST PIERRE LANNIER COLLECTION IN JEWELLERY STORES

The first collection was unveiled in Strasbourg

1980
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL STEPS

Voyage Japon

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EXPANSION OF PIERRE LANNIER

Pierre Lannier accelerates its expansion : Argentina, South Africa, Dubai, Serbia, Portugal.

THE FIRST PIERRE LANNIER EMPLOYEES

At the beginning of the 80s Pierre Lannier's premises were still in the Founder’s house. Based on the success and rapid development, a new workshop was built ... that time in the garden and 12 persons were part of the adventure.

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1984
RELOCATION OF THE PIERRE LANNIER OFFICES IN THE CURRENT PREMISES… STILL IN ALSACE (France)

1990
THE SUCCESS OF PIERRE LANNIER'S DESIGNS

These were the years of successful collections, such as the “Miluna” collection in the shape of a half-moon, which won the gold dial award in 1993 and established Pierre Lannier as a leader on the French watch market.

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THE SPORTING COMMITMENT OF PIERRE LANNIER

Jean-Paul Burgun wishes to commit himself to great sportsmen such as the tennis player Cédric Pioline who becomes the muse of the brand. Watch collections will be created in tribute to his victories

PIERRE LANNIER & DAVID GINOLA

Involvement in sport is very important for Jean Paul Burgun who decides after the commitment with Cédric Pioline to sponsor David Ginola, French foot-ball player..

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1998
PIERRE LANNIER WINS THE “WATCH OF THE YEAR” AWARD

A milestone for the brand : its French know-how and values were rewarded in 1998 with the “Watch of the Year” award. The prize awarded to the Pierre Lannier Cédric Pioline chronograph Collection watch and confirms the company's position as leader in the French watchmaking market.

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2001
PIERRE LANNIER WORKSHOP IN MADAGASCAR

Inauguration of the 2nd production workshop, in Tananarive, Madagascar, to support the company's growth.

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2003
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PIERRE LANNIER CAMPAIGN

"Who is this Pierre?" is the first international TV campaign! Advertised in France, with this slogan Pierre Lannier is among the top 10 best-selling watch brands in France.

FFBB

2010
PIERRE LANNIER’S PERFORMANCE AND KNOW-HOW

Pierre Lannier becomes official watchmaker of the FFBB (French Federation of Basket-ball). When watchmaking performance meets sports performance, it offers a partnership full of creativity. Several collections face a great success.

2018
THE EOLIA COLLECTION

The “Eolia” collection was born: a success that is not to be denied, as the collection continues to innovate every year. Discover or rediscover the “Eolia” collection here..

To learn more about the creation of the “Eolia” collection, click here: The renewal of “Eolia”

eolia

collection evidence

2020
THE EVIDENCE COLLECTION

The “Evidence” collection is the first PIERRE LANNIER men's automatic watch collection with a mechanism which is no longer open-heart or skeleton, but with a power reserve. This collection assures Pierre Lannier's place as a leader in French watchmaking. . Discover or rediscover the “Evidence” collection here.

AND AFTER...

For more than 40 years and for a very long time to come, our mission has been to accompany you through time with our watches so that every second that punctuates your life is remarkable. Discover or rediscover our Men's and Women's collections on our website.