Robust and Reliable
Officially founded in 1989, Traser Watches owes much to the long history of its parent company, mb-microtec.
Mb-microtec began in 1918 in Switzerland as Merz + Beneteli AG. The brainchild of chemists Walter Merz and Albert Beneteli, Merz + Beneteli AG was on the leading edge of luminescent material development for the watch and instruments industry.
When Merz’s son-in-law, physicist Oskar Thuler, joined the firm, he brought a host of new and innovative ideas to produce luminescent paints and self-luminous light sources. Thuler’s groundbreaking science built upon the previous work of Merz and Beneteli and ultimately lead to Trigalight, a revolutionary illumination technology that works without batteries and doesn’t rely on an external light source to charge.