About us

Our passion provokes emotions since 1924

Our Heritage

Since its origins in 1924, CIMIER has had a significant impact on the history of watchmaking. From its launch in Hölstein, in the Basel Jura, its founder Joseph Lapanouse imposed his philosophy by offering affordable watches so that everyone could find its own watch. The company is, therefore, moving into the production of the robust and accurate "Roskopf" watch.

CIMIER also stands out for innovation by democratising the "false chronograph" : a watch that stops the seconds without resetting the second hand.

This model has been the company's flagship product for years and has recorded a total production of 21 million copies. Faithful to its tradition of modernity, CIMIER has been developing its own quartz movement since the 1970s.

In 1985, the Lapanouse family, Joseph Lapanouse's heiress, sold the brand, which then moved to Biel, in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking region. 

In 2010, CIMIER opened the doors of the exclusive world of watchmaking by creating the Watch Academy. Hundreds of students have since passed through its workshops, building their very own CIMIER watch.

Today, CIMIER is a profitable independent watchmaker perpetuating the art, tradition and fundamental values of Swiss watchmaking. In the hands of master watchmakers, each model is meticulously crafted under the sign of technical rigour and passion.

The love of craftsmanship in the purest tradition

Refined and elegant, CIMIER watches exude Swiss watchmaking know-how and reveal an aesthetic of great finesse. In the hands of our master watchmakers, each model is meticulously crafted with great passion and uncompromising technical rigour.

Our love for excellence is something we share with enthusiasm.

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