The experts’ birth: The HEBE Watch story began over a hundred years ago in Alle, a small Swiss village in the Arc Jurassien. The brand was the result of the collaboration of skilled artisans’ expertise and passion for the different fields of horology.
The first timepieces: The experts elaborate their first timepieces: skeletonized pocket watches, a highly specialized technique far ahead of its time, showcasing the fine finishings of each component that catapults HEBE Watch amongst the ranks of prestigious watchmakers.
A new workshop: The popularity of HEBE Watch pocket watches makes the brand a success within the Swiss watch industry. Facing growing demand the experts open a new workshop to match ever-increasing production needs.
A success story: The experts create diamond wrist watches for the largest market of Swiss made timepieces; the United States living the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The Chinese Year of the Dragon: Enjoying a sound international reputation overseas, HEBE Watch is one of the very first Swiss watchmakers to enter into the Chinese market. The experts craft golden timepieces for luxury customers enlightened by such idealism.
Quartz Crisis: The arrival of Quartz watches creates unprecedented economic turmoil in Switzerland, resulting in the collapse of the Swiss watchmaking industry and the disappearance of many brands. HEBE Watch survives by the innate ability of the experts to craft the highest quality mechanical timepieces. Although the brand adapts its ladies’ collection, HEBE Watch predicts a return to traditional watchmaking, and the experts focus on the constant improvement of their time-honoured techniques.
Raise from the ashes: Twenty years later it is the rebirth of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Aware of the new meaning of mechanical movements, the experts focus on their skeletonizing skills. Meticulous open work and transparency adds an aesthetic edge to a purely functional part symbol of the nation’s watchmaking’s heritage.
To new beginnings: HEBE Watch is taken over by new investors with the mission of replacing the brand on the highest level. They bring modernity and a new dynamism along with the will of preserving the experts’ precious skills.
43rd participation at Baselworld : In 2012, after 111 years of existence and their 43rd participation at Baselworld, the experts once again unite their skills and present their new skeleton ‘Arrows of Time’, transcending the limitations of open work, with a cut whose audacious geometric shapes are unique and striking, impeccably paired with contemporary colour schemes.