Be the brand

In ONE year Czapek & Cie has raised 2 million CHF among more than 100 investors becoming the first Haute Horlogerie brand revived by watch lovers worldwide. If you wish to join us for one of the most exciting watch making ventures and become one of our shareholder please register in our database. We will inform you on our next fundraising.

Company foundation

Czapek & Cie was founded on May 1st, 1845 in Geneva, and reborn on October 21st, 2011. It is an “SA” (Société Anonyme) with an initial capital of 100’000 shares at a nominal value of CHF 1.

Between end 2011 and end 2014 the company has run the following activities :

  1. Complete legal search on Czapek,
  2. Worldwide Trademark registration : CZAPEK, FRANCOIS CZAPEK,
  3. Creation of the first model : design study chronograph,
  4. Formulation of a revival plan through crowd funding equity,
  5. Design and Conception of the first collection and movement.

First half 2015 :
Early investor fundraising

In the first half of 2015, the company has raised CHF 500,000 among friends (20%) and private investors (80%) with a deep knowledge and appreciation of fine watchmaking.

The Company Valuation was then CHF 2.5 million.

This money was used to develop and launch the prototypes and pre-series (delivery October 2015).

Second half 2015:
Crowd investing

The delivery of the pre-series took place as planned in October 2015.

With the delivery of the pre-series, the risk decreased significantly and the company was able to achieve a higher valuation, more in line with the expected volumes in the years 2016-2018, at CHF 5 million pre-money.

The objectives of this fundraising were to finance the launch of the brand and the development and industrialisation of the movement. Yet the most important was to share the brand with fellow watch lovers, and revive it thanks to them. A first time in the history of Haute Horlogerie.

March - April 2016:
Up-lift

Attending the request of various Passionates who missed the Crowd Investing, a 6 weeks « Last Minute » Fundraising has been opened in April 2016. The objectives were to open the door to more watch enthusiasts, finance the production of the « habillage » and strengthen the company financially.

The value of the shares has been set at chf 60-. and the pre-money company Valuation at 7’331’940 Million, reflecting the success of the preceding stages.

THE FUTURE

We wish to share the company with up to 1’000 watch lovers worldwide over the next 2 or 3 years, and region by region. Building such a base will provide us with a very strong development potential, each of the shareholder becoming an Ambassador of the brand…

If you wish to join us and if you would like to receive more information on the company financial statements, please contact us directly using the contact form.