Bedat & Co recently celebrated their 10th anniversary after a rapid rise to success under the Gucci groups management. Bedat was formed when Christian Bedat along with his mother Simone, left Raymond Weil in July of 1996. Simone Bedat helped found Raymond Weil in 1975, while her son was responsible for the popular Raymond Weil W1 line. Each watch Bedat makes is certified by the A.O.S.C. quality label certifying that each part is of Swiss origin. The 4 Bedat watch lines numbers refer to the shape of the watch. Number 1 refers to a square shaped case, number 3 tonneau, number 7 rectangular and number 8 is the cushion shape.