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Hans Wilsdorf Bridge in Geneva, Switzerland

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Now, Rolex even has a bridge in Geneva! The official name of the bridge is “Pont Hans-Wilsdorf” in honour of the German Rolex founder. It was inaugurated last Thursday and links Plainpalais with les Vernets.The contemporary architectural sculpture was financed by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, owner of the famous watch brand with the crown in its logo.

From: http://www.iontime.ch/2012/09/first-rolex-bridge-officially-inaugurated/

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