Beginning A History
A true horological master, Edouard Koehn was born during a period of very high horological standards, and spent his career with prestigious watch makers, studying, learning, and growing in an atmosphere of watch genius. Not only a man of impressive technical knowldege, he had a personality that created trust and respect. In 1891, he decided he wanted growth in production of watches to his own design and judgement. Purchasing and remodeling a company he bought in the heart of Geneva, he began a legacy that continues today. Working to divesify the business, in addition to chronometers, he worked to manufacture and design extra-thin watches and masterful complications. After he passed in 1908, he passed his expertise and experience to his son who continued traditions until the 1930’s.
Always a part of the Swiss watchmaking history, the heritage and passion of Edouard Koehn and his company has never wavered. The experience and ingenuity that drove this company forward was key to propelling new endeavors and keeping the family tradition on track. Today, still in family hands, the new generations have worked to bring a rebirth of brand and fill it with inspiration of the past, but quality and precision of the future. Choosing La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as the new brand home, the company has combined the unique horological craft and technological skills with the same foundation of high standard watchmaking, keeping the main goal of small quantity and large quality at the top of the list.
Exclusive and Exceptional
This degree of exclusivity is also why the company has such an impressive level of manual work that goes into each creation of the Edouard Koehn timepieces. Every model and every piece has that human touch, that dedicated skill and exclusive identity brought to each watch. The collections that the brand manufactures all feature three hallmarks of the brand, innovation, elegance and classicism. As each watch is manufactured it allows for subtle enhancements, or improvements that are identified, while respecting and honoring the traditions and excellence in craftsmanship of the brand history. Every timepiece reflects an obsession from the founder, exceptional quality, aesthetic beauty, and mechanical refinement. Creative spirit lives on at Edouard Koehn, and the Tempus collections continue to thrive.