History

ANDREAS STREHLER – A BRIEF HISTORY

Few watchmakers have achieved so many accomplishments in such a small period of time.In just over 20 years, Andreas Strehler has developed unique movements for the world’s leading brands and created record breaking timepieces revered by watch collectors the world over.

1987

Education

Apprenticeship as a watchmaker in Frauenfeld.
A school of watchmaking in Solothurn Switzerland.

1995

Independent Watchmaker

Independent watchmaker, restoring clocks and antique watches.

1999

The Zwei

Zwei-web“Zwei” the first mechanical pocket watch with switching indications

2001

Zwei

“Zwei” first mechanical wrist watch with switching indications

2003

Development

The starting of development work for H. Moser & Cie, designing and engineering watch movements.

2006

Development

ML-webMaurice Lacroix: Le Chronographe their first manufacture movement

2008

Creation of the Papillon

zwei-web-150x150 The Papillon incorporates a movement operating as a living organism.

2012

Museum of Winterthur

A special exhibition regarding Andreas Strehlers work at the collection of watches Kellenberger.

Creation of the Cocon

cocon-web-150x150The Cocon is a combination of watchmaking and elegance.

Creation of the Chapter Three Reveal

A collaboration with Kari Voutilainen for Maîtres du Temps.

2014

Creation of the Sauterelle à lune perpétuelle

strehler-web-150x150The most precise phase of the moon indication ever built in a wristwatch and Guinness world record holder.

1991

Experience

4 years at Renaud et Papi as head prototypist and continuing education in watch movements engineering

1998

Baselworld

First exhibition at BASELWORLD with the Tischkalender – the first watch with a mechanical memory – a new interpretation of Abraham Louis Breguet’s Sympathique.

Patent

Patent no. CH693155 for alternative display

2000

Patent

Patent no. CH695174 for a compensating carbon balance.

2002

Development

Chronoswiss: Development of the movement Chronoscope (watch of the year 2003)

2005

Founding of UhrTeil

Foundation of UhrTeil AG, an engineering firm and also the manufacturing and industrial arm for Andreas Strehler watches, developing, prototypes, watch parts and watch movements for other brands.

2007

A new era

Move to the new building in Sirnach, Switzerland

Creation of Opus 7

Creation of the Opus7 for Harry Winston, based on the Andreas Strehler’s patent no. CH693155

2011

Creation of a unique timepiece

Montre Anniversaire, a unique piece for John Twaalfhoven.

2013

Creation of the Sauterelle

sauterelleweb-150x150The Sauterelle incorporates a Remontoir d’ègalité, a constant force mechanism supplying the escapement, every second with the same amount of energy.
Prix Gaia 2013
AS Prix Gaia – Andreas Strehler swiss watchmaker

Andreas Strehler received the Prix Gaïa in the category Artisanat‐Création for his ingenious, minimalistic mechanical movements which are conceived like true living organisms.

2015

Creation of the Papillon d’Or

papillon-web-150x150The Papillon d’Or incorporates an eye-catching 18 carat gold bridge and a micro differential gear driven power reserve indication.

2016

Creation of the Lune Exacte

sauterelleweb-150x150The Lune Exacte features a new patent pending high precision moon age indication, and Andreas Strehler’s patented remontoir d’égalité. It also happens to be the most precise phase of the moon indication ever built in a wristwatch.

2017

Creation of the Sauterelle à heure mondiale

papillon-web-150x150Sauterelle à Heure mondiale, incorporating a local time indication with quick setting, a GMT indication shown on a 3D northern hemisphere, a worldtime indication shown on a disc at the back of the movement and a phase of the moon indication with a deviation of 1 day in 2 million years. As a Sauterelle the Heure mondial also got a patented Remontoir d’Ègalité.