Since its rebirth, Czapek & Cie has paid particular attention to the quality and finesse of its watches by associating itself with the best players in the Swiss watchmaking industry. Much more than just suppliers, they are real partners, from creation process to execution. Thanks to them, to their know-how and unequalled experience, Czapek can be proud not only to offer its customers the highest quality, but also to innovate in fields in which tradition is nevertheless a benchmark.
The concept of Horizontal Manufacture is not new. It is only the contemporary continuation of what was already being done in the 19th century and known as “établissage“. It is therefore with the greatest pride that we present to you all the partners who have worked with us to create our timepieces:
The CZAPEK calibers SXH1 and SXH2 are the result of an exceptional combination of tradition and innovation transformed from the past into the present and the future. Together with Chronode (Le Locle, Suisse), we are proud to present a high-end 7 days mechanical movement and a tourbillon movement with GMT function embracing all elements of Swiss Haute Horlogerie.
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
The outstanding craftspeople at Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier in the Jura mountains, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking built the bespoke automatic movement of Czapek’s first chronograph, the SXH3. This integrated 5 Hz chrono movement makes use of some of the most advanced and effective mechanical elements, like the linear hammer, and modern solutions, as the vertical clutch, ensuring a perfect start for the chronograph hand.
Adrian Buchmann Fuzion Ltd
Adrian Buchmann is a swiss designer based in London with exceptionnal skills and an extensive experience in watch design. He won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2019 and is currently behind most of the actual and upcoming Czapek projects,
Antoine Tschumi NeoDesis SA
Antoine Tschumi is a leading Swiss designer with a degree from the Ecole d’Art de La Chaux-de-Fonds. Neo-Desis is renowned for their outstanding designs for Haute Horlogerie brands. The Czapek aesthetic is achieved through projecting the brand DNA in the future, as if François Czapek was alive.
The Czapek “Grand Feu” enamel dial is one of the most difficult technique of the art of watches decorating which offers as well the highest durability. The master artisan of our Manufacturing Partner Donze Cadrans in Le Locle, does not paint the motif directly on the watch but applies more oxides on the dial in gold. Then, the enameler moves the dial into fire (800-900° C) several times to allow motif and colors appear gradually. The “Grand Feu” enamel sets unalterable and refined decoration… including a secret signature in the case of Czapek.
Metalem SA is a dial factory with strong roots in the watchmaking industry of the Jura arch since 1928. They masters the entire manufacturing process therefore producing only 100% Swiss-made “haute-de-gamme” dials. Our beautiful and unique guilloché “Ricochet” dials come from their extraordinary factory.
Cadranor SA specializes in the manufacture of quality dials, from unique pieces to large series. The strength of the company is the result of over 30 years of continuously evolving know-how, modern, high-performance tools and qualified and passionate staff. We owe to the work of this highly-skilled people our solid silver dials.
LAB – Les Artisans Boîtiers
Les Artisans Boîtiers, located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, excels in the design and manufacture of high-end watch cases and micro-technical components. In adapting to any given production complexity and engaging in the most challenging of projects, Les Artisans Boîtiers in La Chaux de Fonds is the first choice of Czapek & Cie.
AB Concept & AB Product
Active mainly in the High end watch sector, both companies benefit from their founder, Aurélien Bouchet, of the essential qualities for success: flexibility, creativity and expertise in the design. We owe them the Titanium crown protector built into the stretcher as a Boolean function… or the Fleurs de Lys hands chased by a tool of 0.15mm.
Smiths of the second millennium, Michael and Wolfgang Stumm develop the 30 year-old company by positioning it as the world expert of ‘complicated’ steel profiles. A typical example of Swissness where expertise and high technology allow the creation of an exceptional added value. We owe them the ‘XO’ steel, used in other industries, but never in watchmaking.
H M S Waeber SA
As a family and independent company, Waeber HMS has acquired significant experience in the manufacture of watch hands. Today, it is positioned as a reference among Swiss hands manufacturers. The Atelier masters to perfection 20 manual operations necessary to create ones found in each Czapek watches.
At the end of the 18th century, there were 206 engravers in Geneva. The trade has now almost entirely disappeared and most forms of engraving are now done on automatic engraving-machines or pantographs. Michèle preserves this extraordinary savoir-faire and crafted by hand beautiful figures on our timepieces.
André is one of the finest artisans specialized in the micro-painting artistic craft. Thanks to his skills and passion, we have been able to create bespoke watches all of which have been widely praised for their craftsmanship and rare beauty.