• 1947
    1947

    Adolf Flury-Hug Candino in Herbetswil.

  • 1954
    1954

    Kurt Flury joins the company. A sales office was opened in Biel-Bienne, under the direction of Armin Flury.

  • 1956

    Construction of a factory with 80 employees at Herbetswil.

  • 1968
    1968

    A new annex with capacity for 130 jobs was built.

  • 1971

    Inauguration of an assembly line for automatic watches. The sales office at Biel-Bienne launches its own data processing system.

  • 1976
    1976

    Manufacture of special electronic digital watches.

  • 1977

    Candino launches its first hard metal model.

  • 1980

    Inauguration of an ultramodern assembly line for extraflat watches.

  • 1982
    1982

    Candino takes part in the Basel World Watch Fair for the 25th time.

  • 1983
    1983

    Development of watches with moon phase indicator, based on quartz technology.

  • 1984

    Inauguration of an assembly line for analogue/digital movements of the gauge of known as ETA. Extension of the electronics and quartz movement production division.

  • 1986
    1986

    Acquisition and transformation of the former Bulova building in Biel-Bienne. Development of watches with moon phase and zodiacal sign indicators, based on quartz technology.

  • 1987
    1987

    Basel 87 (World Watch Hall), Launch of the Royal Gold Collection. Candino launches a watch featuring a compass.

  • 1988
    1988

    Development and manufacture of the first high-tech, two-tone ceramic watch. The watch case and integrated strap are made of ultra-modern, ultra-strong material: Innotec.

  • 1989

    The Herbetswil production area was extended to 1,600 m². A computerized warehouse system is established. Development of a gentleman’s watch with the world’s smallest mechanical altimeter.

  • 1990

    Manufacture of a watch with light from an independent power supply, thanks to a second slimline lithium battery.

  • 1994
    1994

    Development of a reserve module with 2 independent time-zones regulated by a single crown: ETA 2892 movement.

  • 1996

    Candino becomes Official Timekeeper Davidoff Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament in Basel.

  • 1998
    1998

    Agreement with Redbull Sauber-Petronas Formula 1 team.

  • 1999
    1999

    Global advertising campaign with model “Adonis”.

  • 2002
    2002

    Candino Swiss Watch joins the Festina Lotus S.A. group. New ceramic model with steel heart, “Ceraline”.

  • 2003
    2003

    Extension of contract with Davidoff Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament between Miguel Rodriguez, President of the Festina Group, and Roger Brennwald, Chairman of the tournament. Candino enters the world of regattas. The brand becomes the official partner of Stève Ravussin and the trimaran Banque Covefi (until 2005). Candino becomes Official Timekeeper of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris-Bercy.

    New international advertising campaign with the slogan “Timing your own challenge”.

  • 2004
    2004

    Candino patented its new protection for crowns.

  • 2005
    2005

    Candino, Official Timekeeper of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.

  • 2006
    2006

    Candino has the honour to time the first win by Roger Federer in his hometown, at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basel.

  • 2007
    2007

    Candino celebrates its 60th anniversary. Candino takes part in the Basel World Watch Fair for the 50th time. Xenia Tchoumitcheva, a Swiss model of Russian origin, is the new ambassador of Candino.

  • 2010

    Sponsor of PlanetSolar, the first catamaran to make a circumnavigation powered only by solar energy. 100 PlanetSolar Sport Collection automatic watches, created by Candino to commemorate this ecological journey, were on board.

  • 2012
    2012

    Marilyn Monroe and James Dean star in the new international Candino print campaign.