Chronoswiss

Chronoswiss prides itself on being an independent family-owned company that upholds century-old traditions such as enamelling and engine turning. It has always used top-quality components from Swiss suppliers in order to produce the finest quality timepieces.

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  • About Chronoswiss

    Gerd-Rüdiger Lang learned his trade as a watchmaker in a local shop in his home town of Braunschweig before moving to Switzerland, where he worked at the Heuer factory in Biel for 15 years. During this period he worked on the filming of the “Le Mans” film with Steve McQueen.

    In 1980, he obtained his master watchmaker qualification in Würzburg, Germany and worked as an official timekeeper for Swiss Timing at the Moscow Olympic Games. The following year he set up a specialist workshop for chronographs in Munich, presenting his first mechanical chronograph one year later under the Chronoswiss brand, which was officially registered in 1984.

    Over the next twenty years, Chronoswiss presented a number of innovations, including a range of variations on the regulator theme. In 1990, the “Régulateur Automatique” debuted with an exclusive Chronoswiss calibre C. 122, which is still used in the collection today, and marked the start of the brand’s in-house production.

    Oliver and Eva Maria Ebstein, a husband and wife team of entrepreneurs, acquired Chronoswiss in 2012 with the specific intention of keeping it as an independent family company and upholding its tradition of high-quality Swiss watchmaking. The Ebsteins set up a new workshop in their home town of Lucerne, Switzerland, in 2013, at the same time bringing traditional crafts such as enamelling, engine turning and skeletonisation into the collections.

  • Chronoswiss' philosophy

    Chronoswiss prides itself on being an independent family-owned company that upholds century-old traditions such as enamelling and engine turning. It has always used top-quality components from Swiss suppliers in order to produce the finest quality timepieces.

  • Chronoswiss' 5 key dates

    1983: Gerd-Rüdiger Lang, a watchmaker who had learned his trade in his home town of Braunschweig in Germany and worked at the Heuer chronograph factory in Biel, Switzerland, establishes Chronoswiss in Munich.
    1988: Chronoswiss presents the Régulateur, the world´s first wristwatch featuring a regulator-style dial manufactured in series
    2002: The brand sets up a subsidiary, called “Chronosa”, responsible for production and logistics, in Nidau, Switzerland.
    2012: The Swiss Ebstein family of entrepreneurs acquires the Chronoswiss brand from Gerd-Rüdiger Lang and the company headquarters are moved to Lucerne, Switzerland.
    2014: Grand Opening of the House of Chronoswiss at Lucerne, a unique combination of a special workshop with dial manufacture, historama of the brand and boutique, all of it being open to the public

  • Chronoswiss' collections

    Sirius: Chronoswiss’s classic collection covers practically every possible mechanical complication, from the elegant three-hander to a perpetual calendar. The regulator and bi-retrograde chronograph models in particular, with engine-turned dials, epitomize Chronoswiss, while the quarter repeater with its C.126 calibre manufacture movement demonstrates the brand’s high level of technical expertise.

    The Artist models in the Sirius collection combine the handcrafts of engine turning and hand-fired enamelling on the same dial, as well as hand skeletonisation and engine turned decoration on the movement parts.

    Timemaster: Rubber straps and sleek black DLC coatings make the Timemaster a virile and sporty collection without it losing any of the distinguishing Chronoswiss traits. From the distinctive three-hand Automatic model with its dial fully inlaid with SuperLuminova to the technical Chronograph Skeleton, the Timemaster collection offers a sporty model to suit every taste.

  • Contact Chronoswiss

    Chronoswiss AG
    Löwenstrasse 16a
    CH-6004 Luzern

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Featured Chronoswiss Watches

  • Chronoswiss Sirius Artist CH 6421 RE3 18 carat reg gold - watch face view

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  • Chronoswiss Sirius Retrograde Day CH 8121 R ds 18 carat red gold - watch face view

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  • Chronoswiss Sirius Small Seconds CH 8021 R - watch face view

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  • Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton CH 9043 SB si - watch face view

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  • Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph Day Date CH 9043 BK - watch face view

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Interview with Oliver Ebstein

— The Regulator was back for Baselworld. A women’s version is not far behind. Interview with Chronoswiss CEO Oliver Ebstein.
APRIL 28, 2016
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— A two-part interview with Thierry Stern, Officine Panerai in the spotlight and the finer details of the “grenage” finish.
APRIL 25, 2016
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Black is black

— ... sometimes even blacker than black. Watchmakers are increasingly turning to the dark side to create “total black” models. This is the first part of our mini-series on black watches.
APRIL 18, 2016
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Pleasantly surprised

— We’re back from Baselworld and a long Easter weekend. Here is a preview of what you can read on WorldTempus this week and in the weeks to come.
MARCH 29, 2016
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Regulator Classic

— Available in three variants, the new Regulator Classic watches combine a classic and timeless appearance with sporty emphases.
MARCH 29, 2016
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Unmissable men’s watches

— WorldTempus has chosen five men’s watches that were unveiled at Baselworld 2016.
MARCH 23, 2016
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Video. Chronoswiss presents the Sirius Flying Regulator

— Zoom on Chronoswiss’ new Sirius Flying Regulator.
MARCH 17, 2016
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Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour

— Chronoswiss launches a new variation of the Sirius Flying Regulator but this time with jumping hours.
MARCH 12, 2016
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Sirius Flying Regulator

— The new Flying Regulator is the first one in the collection with a three-dimensional dial.
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
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Sirius Répétition à quarts

— Chronoswiss presents a new version of its Répétition à quarts.
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
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News from the shires

— This year’s exhibition proved that the UK has a role to play not just in luxury watchmaking but in the wider context of the luxury industry in general.
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
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The story behind the Ouroboros unique piece for Only Watch 2015

— For Chronoswiss’ second Only Watch contribution, the brand decided to develop a special watch highlighting hand engraving.
NOVEMBER 07, 2015
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Sirius Artist Diamonds

— Chronoswiss' last model sparkles with precious craftsmanship.
SEPTEMBER 09, 2015
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    Sirius Big Date Small Seconds

    — The Sirius collection is enriched with a new model displaying a useful big date.
    JUNE 11, 2015
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    Interview with Oliver Ebstein

    — Editor-in-chief Paul O’Neil talked to Oliver Ebstein about Chronoswiss’s recent move to Switzerland, its attractively priced new models and strategic...
    MAY 26, 2015
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    Exhibition

    Exceptional chronographs

    — Throughout the month of April, chronographs were the star at the Gübelin store in Geneva. WorldTempus attended the exhibition to see some forty timepieces...
    MAY 09, 2015
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    Sirius Moon Phase Diamonds

    — The combination of mother-of-pearl and diamonds makes the new Sirius Moon Phase Diamonds one of the most glamorous timepieces within the Chronoswiss collection.
    APRIL 01, 2015
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    Timemaster GMT

    — The new Timemaster GMT features a new design and a carbon dial.
    MARCH 13, 2015
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    Dawn of a promising future

    — Chronoswiss is a resolutely autonomous brand pursuing an equally independent path. The largely unheralded creator of several milestone patented innovations, it...
    FEBRUARY 23, 2015