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Cyrus

Above all, Cyrus sees itself as a non-conventional firm. With a very distinctive style and a number of patented functions, the Firm is committed to proving that fine watchmaking can be innovative by getting off the beaten track, without compromising quality in the slightest.

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About

Cyrus the Great, the famous conqueror who lived over 2500 years ago – and who is considered to have been a pioneer in Human Rights, was the inspiration for this watch brand, which is an independent manufacture owned by a Swiss family that is passionate about watchmaking.

Its assembly workshop is located in Le Locle and managed by Jean-François Mojon, a watchmaker and developer who is renowned as the inventor of some of the best grand complications in contemporary watchmaking.

2010
Cyrus founded.
2011
Cyrus is chosen as “best independent brand” at the Watchmakers' Night of Monaco.
2012
Presentation of the Klepcys Mars.
2015
Launch of the chronograph and alarm models.
2018
Launch of the Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon.
Philosophy

Above all, Cyrus sees itself as a non-conventional firm. With a very distinctive style and a number of patented functions, the Firm is committed to proving that fine watchmaking can be innovative by getting off the beaten track, without compromising quality in the slightest.

Cyrus is a personal project and passion, the work of a creative family that has brought its distinctive touch to the design codes and techniques of watchmaking.

The strong desire for innovation and the strong product identity have given birth to the slogan "The conquest of innovation".

Collections

Kambys

The Kambys watch has an imposing rectangular case with a manually-wound movement with a secret function.

Klepcys

This 48 mm avant-garde timepiece displays the time using disks and features a retrograde date display and 3D representation of the moon, embodying Cyrus' contemporary, resolute style.

Watches

A tale of two cousins

Cyrus was founded in the year 2010 by Laurent and Julien Lecamp and served as a case study for Laurent Lecamp's book "Independent Luxury". After the two men left the brand for pastures new, Ruben Mira took over the running of the company until 2017. Since he moved to Hublot, the company has been managed by Walter Ribaga.

The name comes from the Persian emperor, also known as the king of Babylon, who founded the first Persian empire, while those of its watches are derivatives of this name (the original Greek is "Kuros") and that of his son and successor Cambysses.

Alarming success

The brand is best known for two collections: the Klepcys and the Kuros, both featuring a chronograph. The Klepcys alarm is a particular star in the collection. This limited edition of 30 pieces in gold, steel or titanium has a time function, day/night aperture and an alarm function that can be set to the nearest five minutes along a 24-hour scale. The luxury mechanical alarm sounds for 16 seconds.

The brains behind the movement is watchmaker Jean-François Mojon, founder of Chronode SA - a major player in the development of watchmaking complications - who developed the retrograde date and hour functions, as well as the 3D moon that can all be clearly seen on the dial of the Klepcys Moon model. All in all, it is an original way to tell the time. Jean-François Mojon was responsible for high-end watch movements such as those found in the Czapek Quai des Bergues collection and the HYT H1. For Cyrus he developed both the Calibre CYR1015 three-hand automatic movement and the CYR314 automatic chronograph calibre. He was also crowned best watch movement designer at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2010.

Swiss roots

Cyrus watches are produced in Le Locle, Switzerland, at stone's throw from the border with France. The Klepcys is recognisable by its two crowns and its use of black DLC coatings and rose gold on the cases. The Kuros chronograph shares the same aesthetic but also uses high-tech metals such as titanium for the watch case as well as gold. Now discontinued, the Kambys watch, which also came in titanium and gold, used to form a third pillar in the collection as a limited edition time only watch with a manually wound movement that offered an impressive power reserve of 168 hours (7 days).

Cyrus embraced the trend for all black watches with an all black watch in the Klepcys collection that combines a black DLC steel case, black dial and black rubber strap. In fact, black is one of the brand's signature colours for its dial, in a watch collection that is totally geared towards men.

An exciting future

As a niche brand among the hundreds of watch brands found in Switzerland, Cyrus watches are a rare commodity reserved for the initiated. In the near future, the brand is set to experience a repositioning that will herald some exciting new watches in the collection. As with news for any luxury watch brand, visit WorldTempus regularly for news on the latest developments at Cyrus.