in watchmaking, this signature evokes that spirit that prevails in the workshops of Le Noirmont. A keen sense of the aesthetic, a perfect mastery of the watch-making art, a sure and precise touch, and an expert eye; all are part of the secret that explains the originality and perfection of Paul Picot watches. Paul Picot was born in 1976 with a desire to safeguard the rich watch-making tradition of Switzerland, highlighting its origins and guaranteeing its authentic values. This period in time found the Swiss watch-making industry in grave crisis. The old world watch-making skills were forgotten, skilled craftsmen went largely unrecognized, while the enchanting atmosphere of the small wooden workshops was downgraded and obliterated by the onward march of factories. The re-discovery of the immense artistic and cultural heritage of the watch-making tradition is the philosophy that animates the Paul Picot brand. Paul Picot’s watchmaking is the genuine expression of accomplished art.
For Mario Boiocchi…
founder of Paul Picot, it was essential to re-vitalize the rich heritage of the craftsman watchmaker known in the XVIlI century. At that time, each craftsman built his own watches piece-by-piece and created unique timepieces reserved only for aristocrats and rich bourgeois. The demand for watches increased between 1700 and 1800 in France, then in England, Holland, and Switzerland. In those countries, craftsmen who specialized in watchmaking were numerous but their production was limited to only a few units per year. As time passed, their names were quickly forgotten and none survived the introduction of industrial production. Among all those watches and names, which are immortalized today, Mario Boiocchi chose Picot.
This name, simple yet poignant…
would become the symbol of his watches; the name of a craftsman who entirely conceived, decorated, and assembled his watch by hand, finally signing it with his own name. This name was from a time of original watchmaking and Paul Picot would guarantee the spirit invoked by this name. Thus, whereas overseas competition drove Swiss production to descend to compromise in order to meet the requirements of mass demand, Paul Picot took a completely different path. When the market wanted futuristic designs and advanced electronic technology, Paul Picot stood firm on its convictions and came to the market with fine gold cases and refined mechanical movements.
Since the first creations…
the Paul Picot signature has pride of place on the watch face, but the company’s exclusive style is even more evident in the details where the craftsman’s hand leaves its mark. This philosophy is clearly expressed in the declaration “Noblesse du Detail”. Each detail has, for the brand, fundamental importance, and perfection of the final product can only be achieved through the excellence of every single component.
even the smallest, is revealing. Closely observe a Paul Picot timepiece and you will be amazed as you become lost in the complexities of the mechanical movement. You may begin to feel the waves on the bridges decorated with “cotes de Geneve” and be tempted to dive into the delicate hand guilloche dials. Each one of these details embodies the soul of a Paul Picot timepiece. You will realize it immediately and you will fall in love with it at once. Humans instinctively recognize beauty and truth and they cannot conceal real passion.
Such is true…
for the watchmakers of Paul Picot who leave their love and passion mark on every Paul Picot timepiece. The human element, consisting of the emotions of love and passion, and above all, the power of imagination, is the most important component of every Paul Picot timepiece.
Every Paul Picot timepiece has a story to tell of its conception and of watch-making tradition. It will also tell another story, yours.
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General terms relating to the processing of personal data
Welcome to the Paul Picot website.
Our activity is evolving and these terms are also changing. We invite you to refer to our website regularly to find out information regarding the most recent changes. Unless otherwise specified, our general terms relating to the processing of personal data apply to the use of all the information we have collected concerning you. We keep our promises and will never substantially change our policies or practices in a way that would reduce the protection of client information collected in the past, without the consent of the clients concerned. Click here to refer to the previous version of the general terms relating to the processing of personal data.
The company Paul Picot provides you with website features and other services when you visit the Paul Picot website (https://paul-picot.com) or make purchases there.
Paul Picot supplies its services by abiding by the general terms relating to the processing of personal data as defined on this page. Paul Picot pays special attention to the protection of personal data. With this aim Paul Picot undertakes to respect the applicable European and Swiss legislation regarding personal data processing.
The protection of natural persons with regards to personal data processing is a fundamental right whatever the nationality or residence of the natural persons. The right to personal data protection is not, however, an absolute right; it must be considered in relation to its function in the Paul Picot and balanced against other fundamental rights, in accordance with the principle of proportionality.
What personal data does Paul Picot collect about its clients?
Website connection data: data relating to your browser (IP address, browser name);
Analysis data: allows the analysis of the number of visits and habits of website visitors;
Data coming from forms found on the Paul Picot website;
Examples of personal data collected
You supply information when you:
Search for our services;
Order our services;
Contact us by telephone, email or by any other means;
Insert personal identification data: username;
Fill in forms found on the Paul Picot website.
Through these actions you give us information including: your name, address and telephone number, age, geographical location, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the recipients of bought products, VAT numbers.
Lawful, loyal and transparent processing and determined, explicit and legitimate purposes
Personal data collected ensure the security as well as the correct operating of our website.
All information that we collect from you can be used to:
Personalise your experience and meet your individual needs;
Continually improve our products and services;
Correct errors and improve the accessibility and efficiency of the services offered by Paul Picot;
Supply personalised advertising content;
Improve our website;
Improve customer service and your support needs;
Contact you through different channels (e.g. e-mails, telephone);
Register and process orders relating to the supply of our services;
Process payments and communications with you in connection with your service orders;
Administer a competition, a special offer, a newsletter or a survey;
We may also be called on to request your consent to process your personal information for a specific purpose that we will indicate to you. When you agree to the processing of your personal data for this specific purpose, you will be able to withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop any processing of your information for this purpose.
Does Paul Picot share your personal data?
Paul Picot does not sell the collected data to third companies. Your data are protected and only used in the framework of your relationship with Paul Picot.
We use other independent companies or persons who supply certain services on our behalf. Here are a few examples: the sending of regular mail or e-mails, the analysis of our databases, the supply of search results and links, the processing of payments and the transmission of contents. These third-party service providers have access to the personal information necessary for performing their services and are not authorised to use them for other purposes. Moreover, they are bound to process this personal information in accordance with these general terms and with governing laws regarding personal data processing.
The Paul Picot website will not store information relating to payments. We use PayPal and Stripe to deal with this.
We disclose personal information when we are legally obliged to do so or if this disclosure is necessary to enforce our general sales terms or other agreements, or to protect the rights, property or security of Paul Picot or those of the users of the Paul Picot website or other persons. This includes the exchange of information with other companies and organisations with the aim of protecting against fraud. In all other cases, you will be informed if your personal information had been shared with a third party and you will have the chance not to agree to such sharing.
Protection of personal data
We are concerned with the safety and protection of your personal data.
Your data is stored on secured Swiss servers. They are equipped with the latest technologies and enjoy the best protection.
We protect the safety of your personal data while it is being transmitted by using SSL software (Secure Sockets Layer Software) that encrypts the information you enter before it is sent.
We respect the safety standards of the payment card industry (PCI DSS) when we process payment card data.
We maintain physical and electronic safety measures and back-up procedures in relation to the collection, storage and communication of clients’ personal information. Our safety procedures may require us to ask you for proof of your identity before being able to pass on your personal information to you.
The personal data required by Paul Picot are appropriate, relevant and limited to what is necessary regarding the purposes for which they are processed.
The personal data collected by Paul Picot are exact. All reasonable measures are taken so that inaccurate personal data, with regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are either deleted or rectified without delay.
Limitation of data retention
Personal data collected by Paul Picot is kept in a form allowing the identification of the persons concerned for a period not exceeding that necessary for the purposes for which they are processed, for a period necessary to carry out such legal obligations as, for example, tax or accounting obligations, or for any other duration that may have been communicated to you.
Integrity and confidentiality
Personal data are processed by Paul Picot in such a way as to guarantee the appropriate security of personal data. They are protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against the loss, destruction or damage of accidental origin, with the help of appropriate technical or organisational measures. The data are stored on secured Swiss servers. These servers are equipped with the latest hardware technologies and enjoy the best protection. Moreover, SSL encryption is used to protect sensitive information transmitted online. Offline information is also protected. Only employees that need to carry out a specific job have access to identifiable personal information. The latter is subject to professional secrecy. The computers used to store identifiable personal information are kept in a secured environment.
Data processing concerning children
You can only give your consent regarding the processing of your data if you are over the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, consent must be given by a person who has “parental responsibility”.
Cookies are small files stored in your browser or your appliance for a defined period. They allow your browsing data to be kept, such as, for example, the choice of language. Here for example are cookies stored during your visit to the Paul Picot website:
The Stripe payment systems uses a cookie for its needs;
Standard cookies aim at protecting you as a visitor or to record your preferences.
The processing manager
Paul Picot established in route de Soleure 136, 2504 Bienne is the processing manager of data collected and processed via the Paul Picot website.
For any questions or requests relating to the processing of personal data within Paul Picot or if you wish to contact the processing manager, please send us a detailed e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We undertake to deal with your request within a maximum of one month. In order to be able to access your request, we ask you for proof of your identity for the purpose of identification and confidentiality.
Notification in the event of a data breach
An incident must be reported to the supervisory authority and the person concerned, less than 72 hours after being aware of it. Paul Picot shall avoid this obligation if the personal data breach has little chance of resulting in risks to the liberties and rights of natural persons.
What rights are you entitled to?
The right to be informed
You have access to information about the processing of your personal data and the reasons for this processing. You can obtain basic information on this subject. The controller will give you the necessary information even if the personal data has not yet been obtained.
The right of access
You are entitled to obtain confirmation from the controller that the personal data concerning you have not been processed.
If the controller confirms that the personal data have been processed, the person concerned is entitled to have access to his/her personal data and obtain such information as:
The aims and reasons for the processing;
The categories of personal data concerned;
The recipients or categories of recipients to which the personal data have or shall be communicated, in particular the recipients in third countries of international organisations;
The existence of the right to ask the controller to correct or delete personal data, limit the processing of personal data relating to the person concerned, or the right to oppose this processing;
The right to oppose and complain to a supervisory authority.
The right to correction
You are entitled to correction of the personal data concerning you that are inaccurate, as soon as possible, by the controller.
The right to deletion
The controller must delete your personal data if these are not necessary for the purpose for which they have been collected or processed; if the person concerned withdraws his/her consent on which the processing relies; or if the personal data have been processed unlawfully.
The right to data portability
You are entitled to receive your personal data. The personal data received must be structured in a legible format by a machine, because you have the right to pass on your data to another controller, with no interruption resulting from the controller, to whom your personal data have been supplied beforehand.
The right to oppose
You are entitled to oppose the processing of your personal data at any time. The controller shall no longer process your personal data, unless he/she proves that there are legitimate and pressing reasons for the processing, which prevail over your interests, rights and liberties, or for the observation, exercising or defence of rights in court, notably in the framework of a technicallegal investigation. The controller must show that there is reasonable proof to process the data, or that this data processing is within the limits of your legal rights. If Paul Picot cannot respond to one of these requirements, it must stop the processing.
The right to limitations
You are entitled to ask for the processing to be limited if this is unlawful. You are also entitled to oppose the deletion of your personal data and demand instead a limitation of their use.
The right to unsubscribe
Paul Picot uses the email address you supply to send you newsletters. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe and no longer receive emails, detailed instructions on how to unsubscribe are included at the bottom of each email.
If you wish to assert one of the rights set out in these latter paragraphs, please contact us at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.