In addition to commentary from Chronoswiss CEO Oliver Ebstein, there is some fascinating commentary (and looks at) both the guilloché process and the creation of enamel dials (“email”). Really neat stuff.Our features of the Montredo “Meet the Manufacturer” series continues as we explore the world of Chronoswiss in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Renowned for the classic, almost a Breguet-like style, they frequently feature unexpected modern design elements. Other notable features of the brand include the use of a Roman numerals, onion crowns and carefully detailed guilloché dials.Despite Chronoswiss only making its first appearance as recently as 1983, they have succeeded in quickly developing a very specific style and now boast a loyal community of fans.
Chronoswiss was founded in Munich in 1983 by Gerd-Rüdiger Lang. While working as a Watch Replica maker for TAG Heuer, his position fell victim to the Quartz crisis. He was then presented with replacement parts and movements by former employers as a supposed final wage. At this point, Gerd-Rüdiger Lang himself was unaware, that these simple Watch Replica components would transpire to become the brand, today known as Chronoswiss.
Picture above: The Chronosswiss Sirius Flying Regulator, which features a “flying” minute dial and sub-dials for hours and seconds, over a guilloché base.