Brands, who in 2017 anniversary
On the centenary year Forbes had several round dates.
April 15, 1917 Bertie Charles Forbes and Walter Dray released the first issue of the magazine Forbes. By the time the "capitalist tool", many famous brands have already taken care of that to this very capitalist was how to spend the money earned in France Hermes sells a horse harness, New Yorkers are buying silver jewelry Tiffany & Co, and Cartier opens new stores not only in Europe but also in the United States.
180 years the house Hermes
Today Hermes International takes 879 th place in the list of 2000 largest companies in the Forbes version, and in 1837 the facade was decorated with a sign Hermes saddlery workshop, open Thierry Hermès.
In 2015, Hermes leather goods sold by € 2 billion, sales of clothing and accessories has exceeded € 1 billion.
180 years, Tiffany & Co
In the 1837 Broadway store Tiffany & Young, so named by the names of the founders, there were no ornaments: The Story of the jewelry house began with the sale of office supplies. But even then the buyer leaves the store with boxes of blue color. Over time, the company launched the production of silver, and in 1853 its name was lost Young: John Young sold his share of the business to Charles Tiffany.
170 years of Cartier
History of Cartier counted from 1847, when the jeweler Louis-Francois Cartier opened his own workshop. Customers at home was King Edward VII of, Nicholas II and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, who commissioned the house jewelers created a tiara for Maria Pavlovna, his wife.
In 2016, Forbes estimated the cost of brand Cartier $ 10, 1 billion (№58 in the ranking of most valuable brands in the world).
100 years of the Barrett
Despite its name, Barrett - Italian brand. But its founder just British. In 1917, John Richard Barrett, the owner of London-based factory for the production of skin, decided from this very sew leather shoes, and founded the company in Parma Barrett. Italian masters Barrett trusted more than his compatriots. This unusual geography Barrett is not limited to: the first mono-brand store of the brand in 2011 in Moscow was opened by Frame Moscow, Barrett representing on the Russian market. After it has been in Paris and Milan.
100 years of the BMW emblem
The car company Bayerische Motoren Werke ( "Bavarian Motor Works") was founded in 1916, but a familiar emblem of BMW vehicles there a year later. For a hundred years, I only lettering on a black circle and a color fringe; white and blue logo in the color of the Bavarian flag, remained intact.
80 years of Toyota Motor
In 1926, inventor Sakichi Toyoda founded a company Toyoda Automatic Loom Company, engaged in the production of automatic looms. Some machines Sakichi was not enough, and a million yen earned on the sale of the British patent, he put in a production car. The idea of launching car production supported by his son Kiichiro Toyoda, who in 1937 founded the Toyota Motor Company.
80 years Volkswagen Group
Afternoon Volkswagen birth can be considered 28 May 1937. On this day, the Nazi government, fascination with the idea to release a car available the average German family, establish a "Limited Liability Company for the preparation of the German people's car" (Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens GmbH). The new name - Volkswagenwerk GmbH - the company received September 16, 1938. People create a Volkswagen then helped Porsche engineers.
60 years Omega Speedmaster
In 1957, Omega released Broad Arrow watch the debut model of the Speedmaster collection. "Arrow" is the first wrist chronograph, tachometer scale which moved with the dial on the bezel. And in the 1962 model Speedmaster 1959 went into space along with the astronaut Walter Schirra. And, of course, Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch became the first watch on the moon visited. Moonwatch were under the suits of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon in 1969. By the way, the legendary Speedmaster was brought to Moscow for an exhibition in honor of the 60th anniversary of the collection, which is held in the galleries "Seasons" by 5 April.
70 years old Polaroid camera,
According to a beautiful legend, in 1943 the daughter of the founder of Polaroid Edwin H. Land complained to his father that it is too long to wait your own photos. Really it is impossible to obtain an image instantly? Father proved that it is possible. However, immediately make him failed: instant print camera Land demonstrated the Optical Society of the United States February 21, 1947. In November 1948, for $ 89, 95 at Boston's Jordan Marsh department store first camera 95 Land was sold, which became the prototype for all "POLAROID".
10 years of the iPhone
The first iPhone, Steve Jobs introduced in San Francisco, January 9, 2007. The iPhone market entered June 29 of the same year, and for 74 days, Apple sold a million units.