Our Know how

The Gouverneur Audigier manufacture ... 

Gouverneur Audigier found its roots in a Jura valley, in Morez, the cradle of French eyewear. For more than 150 years, our craftsmen have used the company’s know-how and their passion to produce your frames offer benefit your frames with creativity and innovation that respects manufacturing traditions.

Since 1878 the passion for detail has been passed on in the manufacture of our frames and the state label EPV (living heritage company), which distinguish French companies with craftsmanship and industrial excellence, attests our skills.

Gouverneur Audigier promotes local Jura employment by working with local craftsmen and companies that share the same passion and skills for eyewear manufacturing.

Your frame has been customized and handcrafted in our Morez workshop by our passionate team of companions in the very same place where Clément Gouverneur, our founder started in 1878.

Up to 18 hours of work to create your frame ...

Our workshop is still at the place where Clément Gouverneur founded it in 1878, 66 rue de la République, in Morez, Jura. Each frame is designed and handmade in France by passionate craftsmen, respecting the original know-how, whilst using current and innovative technologies. We work with noble materials such as gold, titanium, leather, in a permanent search for quality, comfort, and elegance.

The company initially specialized in temples, specifically the famous "cordée temple", made of braided metal wires which was a small revolution at the time. These temples are still used today: it takes between 28 and 35 steps to manufacture them.

From the design to adjustments, Gouverneur Audigier masters all aspects form creation, design, production marketing, to sales. 

In 2017, Gouverneur Audigier received from the Ministry of Economy and Finance the « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant » label, which recognises and promotes excellence of its know-how. Most of our machines are also part of the government inventory for cultural heritage.

Frame lovers only. Made for the ones who appreciate the discreet elegance of classic shapes and the subtile sleek lines of modern design.