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DAVIDOFF

Zino Davidoff – the founder and the company

ZINO DAVIDOFF – THE FOUNDER The Swiss-Ukrainian entrepreneur Zino Davidoff was born on the 11th of March 1906 in Kiev, today’s capital city of the Ukraine. He spent his early childhood there, before his family emigrated to Geneva in Switzerland in 1911. After finishing his studies and receiving his baccalaureate degree he fulfilled his dream: he left on an extensive journey through South and Central America which would have a lasting impact on his life. After returning to Geneva in 1930, he took over his father’s business and led it successfully. Twenty-five years later his name was internationally renowned and his store had a list of prestigious and impressive clients including actors, writers and politicians. Zino Davidoff’s focus was always on quality. Convinced that only the best was good enough, he ventured the globe in search of inspiration and ideas. Through personal contact with people of many different cultures and vocations, he learned the meaning of dedication, precision and craftsmanship – the minimum requirements for outstanding products. He remained loyal to his demanding and innovative principles which built the brand and created the myth of DAVIDOFF.

ZINO DAVIDOFF GROUP – THE COMPANY The ZINO DAVIDOFF GROUP, founded in 1980, is a Swiss-based family business that manufactures exclusive Timepieces, Writing Instruments and Leather Goods for a sophisticated clientele in addition to prestige Fragrances, Eyewear, Cognac and Café. DAVIDOFF has committed itself to bring together the finest materials and ingredients the world has to offer. From design, inspiration and craftsmanship – the goal is to provide ultimate quality and reliability. It’s all part of the DAVIDOFF philosophy of perfection. The spirit of Zino Davidoff lives on within the company as a constant source of inspiration for everything from product development to marketing and communication. The principles of the company are clear: Products bearing the DAVIDOFF brand must represent the finest quality, style, authenticity, honesty and positive lifestyle embraced by Zino. Today the DAVIDOFF brand resonates throughout the world as one of the ultimate touchstones for exclusivity. At the source of this success story lies the founder and the eponym himself: Zino Davidoff.