Philosophy

Return to the heyday of artisanal watchmaking

Atelier de Chronométrie appeared on the independent watchmaking scene bringing a romantic understanding of haute horlogerie. Our philosophy is rooted in time-honored ways of handcrafting timepieces exclusively using age old watchmaking techniques and artisanal tools. We firmly believe that it is possible to create handmade wristwatches without renouncing quality or accuracy and offer the chance to acquire unique timepieces. Our dream is to return to the heyday of artisanal watchmaking when commissioning a watch meant a free interchange of ideas between the customers and the makers.

 

 

 

Working by hand allows Atelier de Chronométrie to create one-off timepieces. Each watch is a new beginning, an entirely new project in itself, because we defend the idea that every customer deserves to have a unique watch. Customers can choose from many options such as the case material, the type of dial design and different choices for the calibre. With an aesthetic influenced by the glorious era of the watchmaking -the 30’s and 40’s, the Atelier de Chronométrie timepieces are characterized by a timeless look that enhances the beauty of the dials and the calibres.

 

The origin

Before the creation of Atelier de Chronométrie in 2015 the team spent some years of hard work developing a very special timepiece; the « Semanario ». A wristwatch with an unusual complication than marks the number of week of the year and the day of the week with more than new 50 pieces completely handmade. Once we finished it, we realized that we were able to develop our own timepieces.