Under the microscope: Swarovski - Superb finishing makes all the difference

Jun 23, 2014
Optionally available expressive headlamps, each featuring 47 Swarovski crystals, lend the S-Class Coupé a uniquely striking appearance. 17 angular crystals form the flare-shaped daytime running lamps, with 30 round-shaped crystals making up the turn indicator lamps. Swarovski has been one of the leading producers of cut crystals and an internationally popular luxury brand for over 100 years.
In 1895, the visionary Bohemian entrepreneur Daniel Swarovski (1862-1956) settled in the Tyrolean village of Wattens, where he founded a company to process crystal. His new, mechanical method for cutting crystal gemstones revolutionised the fashion industry. Swarovski became the world's leading producer of precision-cut crystals.
Today the rhinestones are used in the fashion and jewellery industry as well as in lighting design, architecture and interior design. Active in around 170 countries, Swarovski is run by fifth-generation family members. In 2013, Swarovski employed around 30,000 people and posted sales worth €3.02 billion.
Swarovski produces and sells crystal components and designs finished products to exact requirements. Swarovski crystal is seen as an indispensable base material for international designers' creations. The company has been supplying the jewellery industry with precision-cut glass crystals since 1965.
The Swarovski accessories, jewellery and home-decor collections are sold in around 2480 boutiques in the world's major cities.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé, S 500 4MATIC, Intelligent Light System, headlamp with 47 Swarovski crystals
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé, S 500 4MATIC Coupé, Studio, Edition 1, paint: AMG Alubeam silver, designo. Headlamp with 47 Swarovski crystals.