Cabestan is a fully-fledged actor in the world of watch-making. The production centre based in l’Orient, in the Vallée de Joux, houses a small team of watchmakers, including Eric Coudray. Throughout his career he maintained an undiminished passion for challenges. This quality, combined with his desire to transcend the codes of conventional creation, forms the basis of the brand. The fusée-chain system has become Cabestan's DNA.
By creating Cabestan, the Geneva-born Jean-François Ruchonnet gambled on building his own production base.
The Winch Vertical Tourbillon is introduced. It is constructed vertically, without a dial. The time is indicated by rotating drums.
Cabestan and Ferrari get together to design and produce the Scuderia Ferrari Watch as a tribute to the car racing legend and his 60 years of Formula One racing.
Pushing mastery of watch-making complication in a vertical direction, the Cabestan Trapezium is launched.