Festina is a Swiss watch brand. In 1985, businessman Miguel Rodríguez acquired Festina, a brand founded in Switzerland in 1902, thus forming the Festina-Lotus group. The company has managed to preserve the Swiss watchmaking tradition and maintain the renowned technical quality of its productions.
The Festina brand derived from the Latin "Festina lente" which means: "Make haste, slowly", a phrase that according to the Roman historian, Suetonius, is attributed to Augustus Caesar, known for his prudence: "Walk slowly, if you want to arrive at a well-done job, sooner".
With more than 30 years of history, Festina Group is today an international company specialized in the production and commercialization of commercial price range watches and precision parts.
The Group currently manufactures five different brands of watches for the general market (Calypso, Lotus, Festina, Jaguar and Candino) and two jewelry brands (Lotus Style and Lotus Silver), to satisfy the demands of a wide range of public.
The Group's headquarters is located in Barcelona, while the main production centers, owned by the Group, are located in Switzerland and Spain. Today the Group, which has seven subsidiaries (France, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland and Chile) is present in more than 90 countries on five continents with more than 5 million watches sold per year.
According to Statista, Festina was the best-selling watch brand in France, an estimated three million consumers in 2019.
According to Statista and en.wikipedia