The DNA of a region encapsulated in a unique object
More than just an exceptional tool, these pruning shears are the symbol of excellence of the Jura Arc region! Created to mark the 70th birthday of Geneveys-sur-Coffrane (NE)-based company FELCO, this tool embodies the synergy of long-standing know-how and cutting-edge technology.
Both of these elements were brought to us by the craftsmen of the "Watch Valley", birthplace of the Swiss watchmaking industry, a world with which FELCO shares many common values, such as precision, reliability and durability. "To mark this anniversary, we wanted to work with the individuals who make up the DNA of our region and who endow it with their specialist expertise," explains Christophe Nicolet, Director of FELCO. Hence the creation of this exceptional tool, which is numbered and of which only 200 pairs exist.
Prestige pruning shears
The design of these jubilee pruning shears is based on the FELCO 6, a versatile, reliable and ergonomic tool and a source of pride for the brand. However, although these tools are closely related, they are not identical. The latest addition to the family is superbly embellished, verging on the sublime; black leather-coated handles with delicate red stitching. Moreover, the tool's aluminium components and screws and bolts are hand-polished before being given a surface treatment which ensures an extremely strong resistance and which gives these pruning shears a festive shine worthy of special occasions.
5 know-how for an exceptional tool
To create this exceptional 70th anniversary limited edition tool, FELCO has partnered with some of the finest producers from the Swiss Watch Valley.
"Just like the 5’000 tools manufactured each day at FELCO, the 70th birthday pruning shears have been designed with precision and carefully assembled by hand," says Christophe Nicolet, Director of FELCO. As with other FELCO models, Prétat SA produces the aluminium components of the 70th anniversary pruning shears, that give its generous and ergonomic contours. The impressive sheen of these pruning shears is due to the intense polishing work – over one hour per tool – which is carried out manually at Polisage Brun workshops. Positive Coating provides the high tech protective coating with very fine layers that are only a few fractions of a micron thick. Nonetheless, it is in fact these layers which enhance and protect the parts that they cover.
The FELCO 70th anniversary tool’s handle coverings come out of Créations Perrin Sellier’s leather goods factory with black Barenia leather wrapped handles, overstitched with striking red seams.
FELCO is proud to launch this pair of limited edition pruning shears to celebrate its 70 years and to show case the exceptional craftmanship and technical expertise of the Swiss Watch Valley.
All FELCO proceeds of this tool will go to the ASM charity that supports rural Swiss mountain people.