SwisstimeHQ is a centre for Swiss Made Watches. Mondaine Watches & Clocks, Jowissa Swiss Watches, Traser Watches, Traser H3 Watches. Glycine Airman Swiss Made, Victorinox Swiss Army.
Swiss Watch Service: we also service and repair other Swiss Made brands with Swiss-expertise.
Swiss-born and educated, Mr. Marti embarked on a Watchmaking career in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Well versed with the fine workings of IWC (International Watch Co, Schaffhausen) Omega, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piquet, Cartier, Piaget, Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Brequet, Corum, Tissot, Mido, Certina, etc. at the time, he nevertheless furthered his career with training whilst working in Zurich and became a specialist watchmaker for 'Sonic' or ‘Tuning-Fork’ movements, championed by Swiss watch manufacturers Eterna, ESA and Bulova.
Migrating to Australia he soon leads the team in Melbourne for the then Swiss based General Watch Group, which encompassed iconic brands of Longines, Rado, Eterna, Mido, Certina, etc. as well as well know Swiss Watch Movement manufacturers ETA and Ebauches Electronic SA (ESA), now part of the Swatch Group. Under his guidance at the time, the Swiss Watch Service Centre is appointed official Service Centre for famous brands such as Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Piaget and others. Today, Mr. Marti oversees the operations of importer, distributor, retailer and service centre SwisstimeHQ.
About our Watches
Jowissa Swiss Made Watches since 1951
Since its establishment in 1951, the Jowissa brand has produced multifaceted Swiss watches of exceptional quality. As an independent family business currently in its third generation, the brand has remained true to its ideals, first defined in the tranquil surroundings of Bettlach, in the canton of Solothurn. Here, great craftsmanship and cutting-edge production come together to create refined timepieces that combine style and sophistication. As a high-quality “Swiss Made” watch brand, Jowissa offers outstanding value for money in addition to the refined sense of style.
The Jowissa brand was founded in 1951 in the Swiss town of Bettlach, in a region that has traditionally been renowned for the art of watchmaking. The brand name is derived from the name of the founder, Josef Wyss, whose vision for a new Swiss watch that is both fashionable and a treasured piece of jewellery came at just the right time. The wristwatch became the new accessory of choice in the 1950s, and with the launch of a sophisticated, fashionable, yet affordable watch collection, Jowissa immediately captured the spirit of the age.
Over the following decades the brand established a name for itself due to the creativity of the designs. In the 1960s, pendant watches with cut glass became fashionable and Jowissa led the way with this beautiful technique. Similar to cutting a gemstone, glass cutting creates fine facets to reflect the light, and still today, Jowissa is one of the few manufacturers of Swiss watches to offer timepieces incorporating glass cutting. This technique, combined with outstanding value for money, has enabled the brand to establish a fine reputation in the market.
As a watch manufacturer, Jowissa continues to adapt to new technologies and trends successfully. As early as the 1970s, the collection was enhanced by the in-house production of ceramic cases and in the 1980s Jowissa was able to adopt and implement newly-developed quartz technology to great effect. With Woodtime and Stonetime, the 1990s saw the introduction of timepieces in innovative cases created out of wood and stone.
This traditional family business has kept abreast of fashion and technology, offering an online shop and an array of products with a high recognition value, combining elegant materials with fashionable colours. The brand is currently represented in 30 countries with over 400 sales outlets. Today, as it did 65 years ago, Jowissa still represents the art of exceptional Swiss watchmaking.
Mondaine Swiss Watches base on the famous Swiss Railways Clock Design
Origin & Vision
The simple design, the unmistakable easy-to-read face, distinctive hands and the famous red seconds hand have made Mondaine timepieces uniquely recognized the world over. Ingenuity and simplicity are the combined elements that distinguish and define a truly iconic design classic. The Mondaine Official Swiss Railways watches embody these elements and proudly exemplify excellent 20th century design. In 1944 Hans Hilfiker, a swiss Railways Engineer, developed the Swiss Railways Station clock that would make him famous. In 1986 the first Station Clock Wristwatches were procuded by Mondaine. Today, the Mondaine watch can be found in the London Design Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and on the wrist of millions of wearers.
Traser Watches. THE ORIGINAL.
THE ORIGINAL, the first watch from traser, was introduced in 1989. It was the world's first self-illuminated watch, a model supplied to the US Army according to MIL-W-46374F specifications. Development and introduction of the first self-illuminated watch by mb-microtec, the P6500 Type 6, and its supply to the US Army. The main driver was the US Army’s request to develop a functional instrument according to their MIL-W-46374F military specifications. This culminated in the birth of the brand “traser”. trigalight® consists of hermetically sealed systems,
which function entirely without the need for external light or energy sources.
The high quality level of traser watches is upheld through the rigorous choice of materials and the continuous monitoring of all processes.
traser watches undergo a whole marathon of highly arduous tests. This is to guarantee their durability and reliability in extreme situations. Taking this approach further, some of the watches comply with military specifications (tests according to MIL-PRF-46374G) while others are tested according to standards for diver‘s watches (ISO6425). Some examples are:
• Drop tests according to ISO1413
• Human perspiration resistance test according MIL-PRF-46374G
• Saltwater resistance test according to ISO6425
• Traction test on straps according to ISO6425
• Water-resistance according to ISO22810
This level of quality control underscores the excellence of the processes, tools and traser‘s testing expertise. It is an asset that enables the brand to offer products of superior quality.
Glycine is a wristwatch manufacturer, founded in 1914, and based in Bienne, Switzerland. It is famed for its Airman line, debuted in 1953, a collection of GMT watches featuring 24-hour analog dials and rotating bezels, favoured by both military and commercial pilots. The Airman was worn by many United States Air Force pilots during the Vietnam War. It was also worn by astronaut Pete Conrad during the Gemini 5 spaceflight.
Founded as Fabrique d'Horlogerie La Glycine in 1914 by Swiss watchmaker Eugène Meylan, Glycine initially specialized in designing and manufacturing small movements for ladies watches, and during the 1930s, Glycine launched its own self-winding watches, and subsequently, chronometer watches. With the advent of intercontinental air travel, the Glycine Airman was released in 1953,
for meeting the needs of pilots. The watch had a calendar function, a rotating 24-hour bezel with a locking mechanism, and a 24-hour dial with AM, PM and Noon written on it.
In keeping with its aviation link, Glycine also introduced the Airman SST in 1967, inspired by supersonic transport aircraft such as the Boeing 2707, and featured a tonneau-shaped case, orange dial, and internal rotating bezel. To date, Glycine has released various reiteration of the original Airman, including watches featuring GMT hand, date magnifier, chronograph, or 12-hour movements.
Victorinox Swiss Army
Victorinox - established for more than 130 Years. Victorinox has a consistent focus on tradition, quality and innovation. Victorinox stands for quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design, and has done for more than 130 years.
1989 marks the entry for “Watches” under its Swiss Army brand in North America. Today Victorinox Swiss Army Watches are distributed worldwide includin Victorinox Swiss Army Australia & New Zealand.
Mechanical excellence, on-point aesthetics and relentless accuracy: these are the definitive hallmarks of a Victorinox Swiss Army watch. Think standout Swiss precision with a resolute spirit of adventure and you’re ready to join the Victorinox Swiss Army watches global tribe.
A story of tradition and innovation is embedded in Victorinox Swiss Watches.
+ Swiss Made. Staying true to our culture, everything is based on Swiss quality standards and as always, building quality takes first priority. Only 5% of all watches worldwide are made in Switzerland, with Manfred+Cracco claiming a strong presence within these charts.
+ The Cross. A unique design element, engraved in the sapphire crystal and on the crown of our watches. It functions as a quality label and symbolises the Manfred & Cracco duo, our vision and our growth towards the future and the dynamics of our wearer when the crystal reflects at the incidence of light.
+ Convertible. Mix and match to suit your mood! We created convertible straps to match your mood, outfit or occasion, symbolising the dynamics and flexibility of our wearer.
+ Materials. In our 85 years of proficiency, we have hunted the entire globe only to find the best suppliers and collaborations. Manfred+Cracco stands for superior quality materials, without losing our sense for fashion. Both design and quality complement each other, which leads to timeless watches that last a life span.
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