This watchmaking Firm is named after Cyrus the Great, the famous conqueror who lived over 2500 years ago – and who is considered to have been a pioneer in Human Rights.
Laurent and Julien Lecamp, the founders of Cyrus, are blood relatives: they are first cousins and grew up together. Their paths separated when the time came for their studies: Laurent joined a business school, while Julien became an architect and designer.
Despite this parting of the ways, they shared the same entrepreneurial vision and above all the same passion for watchmaking. In 2010, their paths met again when they decided to unite their skills to found Cyrus – aided by a Swiss investor and Jean-François Mojon, a watchmaker and developer who had gained a reputation as the inventor of some of the best grand complications in contemporary watchmaking.
Julien Lecamp looks after design, while his cousin Laurent is in charge of managing the Frim.
After three years of preparation, in 2001 Cyrus presented its first collections – and that same year, won the ‘Best independent brand' prize at the Watchmakers' Night of Monaco.