2015: Development of the new Chronoscope X1 (G3). The high-end watch testing device for mechanical watches and has at its disposal the latest technologies for testing and measuring mechanical watch movements during production, in a repair service or laboratory.
2014: Newly developed quartz microphone for testing electronic watches. Only the Chronoscope S1(G2) can be used in a modular fashion - for testing mechanical watches and now also for testing electronic watches with the optional quartz microphone.
2013: As an extension to the established Micromat C system, Witschi Electronic now presents the new MMC Service for the first time in public at the Baselworld exhibition. MMC Service Software is installed directly on your PC, along with the Micromat C.
2012: Online shop: Witschi Electronic's website now features an online shop for your convenience. You can now order the new ChronoLine product line (ChronoProof and ChronoCube) in the new online shop.
2010/11: Development of the new ChronoLine.
The new, highly precise and easy to use device line for the professional trade, quick service and watch lovers.
The new ChronoLine starts out with the two devices, the ChronoProof, a new, compact device to test the water tightness and the ChronoCube, a newly designed measurement device for mechanical watches. Both devices celebrate their pre-launch at the Baselworld 2011.
2009: Market Introduction of New Products:
Teslascope II, for detecting the magnetisation level of mechanical watches and demagnetising them.
Proofmaster M is the top-of-the-line instrument from the leak test family. Fully automated close-and-test sequence. Controlled by a colour touch screen.
Analyzer Twin, an instrument combining tests for quartz and mechanical watches. Measurement sequences are automated to a large extent.
2008: Proofmaster S, the new leak test instrument with the Leakfinder program, is ready and conquers the market.
2007: The new generations of the Watch Expert III, the New Tech Handy II as well as the automatic microphone Micromat S becomes ready for the market. The newest measuring system with the intelligent multi-position microphone Micromat C (computing) was presented at the Baselworld. It permits the realisation of modular test systems with up to 8 independent measuring channels.
2006: Change of leadership at Witschi Electronic AG: After 60 years of successful business activity, the owners of Witschi transfer the ownership of the company to two members of the current management, Andreas Bläsi and Daniel Hug.
All new devices and systems can be integrated at any time into company networks by means of the WiCoTrace software.
2005: Launching of the latest generation of watch test instruments: the Analyzer Q1 for analysing quartz watches, the Chronoscope S1 for controlling mechanical watches. The Company remodels its reception area and gets new office space.
2004: Witschi Electronic is among the finalists of the "Entrepreneur of the Year" contest organized by the accounting and consulting company Ernst & Young.
2003: Occupation of freshly renovated production premises adapted to logistic requirements.
1998: Andreas Bläsi becomes head of the company.
1997: Development of the Reglowitch, an automated system for balance wheel’s dynamic balancing.
1996: Certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001.
1993: Affiliated company founded in Romania and sales agency founded in the USA. Introduction of the Wicometre PC10 on the market. It can simultaneously check ten mechanical watches or movements and is especially designed for industrial use.
1992: Introduction of the ALC 2000 on the market, an instrument for testing seal integrity. Manufacturing of a commercial sized installation for testing the torque of electrical toothbrushes.
1991: Presentation of the QT6000, an advanced instrument for quartz watches.
1989: Introduction of the Watch Expert on the market, a very powerful test instrument for mechanical watches.
1988: Moving to the new premises.
1987: Purchase and renovation of the former Büren Watch building on the Bahnhofstrasse.
1986: Opening of a sales office in Hong Kong.
1980: Friedrich Witschi becomes head of the company.
1977: Witschi Electronic brings the first test instrument for quartz watches on the market: the compact and user-friendly QT 3000. It is such a strong sales hit that the Company becomes a leading manufacturer of watch control instruments.
1976: Electronic watches are coming, meaning that a new technology is on the move. Witschi Electronic is quick to adapt its control and measurement techniques to this new technology.
1975: The private company becomes a joint-stock company.
1969: Paul Witschi’s son Friedrich enters the Company as a graduate in electrical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology.
1952: The family concern moves to Büren an der Aare. The number of employees increases from five to about eighty and remains constant to this day. The team always reacts to new market requirements and builds steadily its product mix.
1947: Paul Witschi founds a private company. He develops and manufactures measuring instruments for watches. The company is first located in Gerlafingen, then in Rüttenen.