This famous quotation from the Val de Travers has, for decades, resonated in the ears of Swiss master watchmakers as well as collectors around the world. Was it a sign of destiny that the gifted Alexis Garin (1939-2020) came to be born here – a region reputed to be the most glacial in Switzerland, but, more pertinently, the cradle of the greatest watchmaking talents? A graduate of the Technicum – the watchmaking school of Le Locle – the young Alexis cut his teeth in the world’s greatest watchmaking establishments. Propelled by a sense of creative freedom, he soon began developing his own watches, or rather his first timepieces – marvels of technical accomplishment and complications that saw him combine subtlety of detail and perfection of proportion. The Alexis Garin brand was born. For the next 35 years, the maestro’s creations graced the wrists of some of the world’s most influential personalities and delighted numerous connoisseurs, eager to find the ultimate watch – the one that, having come to life in their dreams, finally found its way to the watchmaker’s venerable workshop.
Created in 1986 by Alexis Garin, the brand keeps carrying today its artisan soul and its passion through the expertise of Fabrice Pancini.
Leaving no room for industrial production of any kind, he is ensuring amazing, astonishing, handmade pieces anchored in tradition.
A product of excellence, reserved for the most prestigious connoisseurs of this world.
The arts and crafts that apply to the creation of our watches include: “grand feu” enamel, engraving, setting original design, openwork and the aesthetic work of movements.
Resulting in a piece of swiss heritage that will pass down through generations.
All these skills conspire to produce a spark that imparts life to our timepieces, and it is through a golden rule – «Unique, they are all unique» – that the personality of each of them will find a suitor. Since, excepting their rarity value, only 25 of them are ever invited to attend the glittering annual Grand Ball of exceptional creations.
Alexis Garin is focused on the pursuit of perfection. We take into account the highest level of personalization, in order to create the most exceptional watch for each enthusiast. Each component is seriously selected. From platinum gold, to the most precious gems.
Our only goal : to deliver a handcrafted masterpiece exceptionally made for you, by you.
A peek into our world.