4N was founded by watchmaker François Quentin in 2009, and the 4N brand was born the same year. The 4N addresses the modern luxury watch market and appeals to collectors of exceptional timepieces.
4N needed to transform the innovative ideas of its designer François Quentin into a viable and precise revolutionary watch.
4N used CATIA V6 to design the watch and to simulate its complex mechanical moving elements and their interactions. 4N also became a DS partner by joining the 3DS Fashion Lab.
CATIA was essential in managing the entire watch assembly and implementing changes rapidly throughout the design process, which considerably shortened design time.