BEDAT & C° embodies timeless refinement inspired by Art Deco traditions. Reflecting 500 years of genius horological mastery, BEDAT & C°’s core values – the graceful elegance of a strong feminine personality, the respect for traditional craftsmanship and the love for detail and noble materials – are deeply rooted in the finest art of Swiss watch-making. Shreve, Crump & Low is pleased to offer these watches at a 30% savings for a limited time. We invite you to visit our Flagship store in Boston’s Back Bay or to call our watch department at 617-267-9100 to learn more about these exquisite timepieces.
BEDAT & C° Numerals BEDAT & C° numerals distinguish the collections. We are pleased to carry a superb selection of watches in the No 2, No 3, and No 8 collections.
No 2 collection is both timeless and contemporary and is based on the graphic interplay of two ellipses. According to Bedat, “No 2 stands for union, for the meeting of two connected elements and most specifically in philosophy, for two complementary principles. It is a positive number in the Chinese culture and the ideograms often appear twice in conceiving brand names. It sounds like the word for “easy” in Cantonese. “2” also stands for the Yin, a symbol of femininity and imagination.
The No 3 collection features a “tonneau” shape that is curved at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock.The number three symbolizes perfection, totality. According to Bedat, many religions use ternary symbolism: “the Holy Trinity, the Wise Men and Jesus’ resurrection three days after his death are just a few of the thousands of examples in the Bible. The “three gems” are the pillars of faith for Buddhists. In the Kabbalistic tradition, three is the unity of all things, the mystery of intellectual initiation.”
The No 8 collection features the original round-shaped cases and reflects the sophistication of Swiss watch style. These watches come in a choice of two appealing sizes . The figure eight is considered universally to be a symbol of perfection and infinity. The figure eight is the BEDAT & C° emblem. According to Bedat, the figure 8 symbolizes “prosperity and luck; it also represents the hourglass and infinity.”