4 May 2018

Application migration – Swiss watchmaker

Software Development

Migration horloger suisse IT

Company Description

​Our client is a Swiss luxury watchmaker. The company and its subsidiary, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under its brand and subsidiary brands.  ​

Our Client is the largest single luxury watch brand, producing about 2,000 watches per day.

​ ​Business Challenges​​

​Our Client decided to migrate some of its internal applications based on the Adobe Flex framework to newer, web-based technologies. ​

One of the most strategic application on the platform was GND.

​This application helps IP (Intellectual Property) team to track client’s reputation amongst web sites, Social Network Profiles, Mobile App.

​It allows users to store data (owner, status), keep track of past actions (lawsuit,…) and register future actions to take. ​

The challenge was to rewrite the frontend of this sensitive application, in a dedicated time, without modifying the backend side.

Our solution

  • Decommissioning BlazeDS services and migrate the API to a REST API with Spring MVC (one to one migration). ​
  • Complete rewrite of the frontend with Angular 4. ​
  • Development of, custom, business oriented components by wrapping ngx-bootstrap components. ​
  • Use of redux to handle complex features (complex state management)
  • Integration of Webpack build in the application build process based on Maven


This project lasted 6 months


  • 1 ​ Front end developer
  • 1 Techlead
  • 1 fullstack developer


  • Front end : Angular 4, Redux, Bootstrap, ngx-bootstrap
  • Backend: Java, Spring, Maven, Weblogic

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