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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  • Philosophy

  • 5 Key Dates

  • Collections

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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

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    Sirius

    Retrograde Day

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

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    Small Seconds

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

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Chronoswiss Sirius Moon Phase Diamonds
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Thomas Gottschalk interviewed by Paul O'Neil © WorldTempus
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House of Chronoswiss, Löwenstrasse 16a and 16b, Lucerne, Switzerland
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The House of Chronoswiss opens in Lucerne

— After almost a year of transformation work, the House of Chronoswiss, the new home of the brand, was officially opened last Thursday.
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Secrets and speculation

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Sirius Lion Edition

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Small hand, big value

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