e recently interviewed a broad selection of managers, active in a variety of segments, to help us identify the major trends within the watch industry.
Our Q&A with Oliver Ebstein – Chronoswiss.
Europa Star: What are your strategic priorities for 2023?
Oliver Ebstein: We’re very thankful for the tremendous demand for our new releases. Being a family-owned watch brand in a challenging environment, we will focus on staying on top of potential supply chain issues, as well as continuing to push boundaries with our designs. We dare to stand out and provoke by innovating and continuously looking for new ways of doing things. We are expanding to new markets, with the aim of building a global community of Chronoswiss collectors. We are at the beginning of a very exciting journey.
- Oliver Ebstein
Which new products or lines will be your main focus this year?
It’s our 40th anniversary, and with the new Delphis collection we have revived an icon from the past. The Delphis stands for everything that Chronoswiss is capable of: grand feu enamel, handcrafted guilloché and rare complications, all combined in a modern mechanical timepiece, crafted in our Atelier Lucerne. This is what Chronoswiss has grown into, and it will be our main focus for 2023.
- Chronoswiss Delphis Oracle
The emergence of the secondary market represents a major new development. Are you taking any steps to build a presence in preowned?
We’re already actively participating. We were one of the first watch brands to launch a certified pre-owned programme for our timepieces several years ago. We want to offer clients who are interested in used watches a real Chronoswiss experience and a safe way to buy our treasures from the past. All our CPO models undergo the same quality control as our new timepieces.