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In year

1947

Foundation

Paul Witschi founds a private company. He develops and manufactures measuring instruments for watches. The company is first located in Gerlafingen, then in Rüttenen.

In year

1952

Relocation

The family concern moves to Büren an der Aare. The number of employees increases from five to about sixty and remains constant to this day. The team always reacts to new market requirements and builds steadily its product mix.

In year

1975

Establishment of a limited company

The private company becomes a limited company. In the meantime, Paul Witschi's son, Friedrich, has also joined the company as a graduate in electrical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology. Paul Witschi’s son Friedrich enters the Company as a graduate in electrical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology.

In year

1977

QT 3000 for quartz watches

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.

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1980

Management handover

Friedrich Witschi takes over the management of the company.

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1986

First sales office abroad

Opening of a sales office in Hong Kong.

In year

1989

Watch Expert for mechanical watches

Introduction of the Watch Expert on the market, a very powerful test instrument for mechanical watches.

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1993

International growth

Affiliated company founded in Romania and sales agency founded in the USA.

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1996

ISO certification

Certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001. To date, we are ISO 9001 certified in all business areas.

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1998

Management handover

Andreas Bläsi becomes head of the company.

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2005

New generation of test equipment

Launching of the latest generation of watch test instruments: the Analyzer Q1 for analysing quartz watches, the Chronoscope S1 for controlling mechanical watches.

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2006

Change of leadership

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.

In year

2006

WiCoTRACE

All new devices and systems can be integrated at any time into company networks by means of the WiCoTrace (Witschi Corporate Traceability) software.

In year

2008

New ProofMaster line

ProofMaster, the new leak test instrument with the Leakfinder program, is ready and conquers the market.

In year

2011

New Chronoline

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.

In year

2017

WisioScope S wins

Witschi wins the Exhibitors' Grand Prix at EPHJ 2017 with the WisioScope S. Witschi Electronic AG has developed the WisioScope S measuring device in collaboration with CSEM (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology) for optical and acoustic testing of mechanical watches.

In year

2018

New ProofMaster

The new generation ProofMaster – more compact, faster, more accurate. The latest technology and smart algorithms are part of its DNA. Based on many years of experience, a device has been designed that is characterised by the easiest possible operation and parameterisation. It impresses with rapid and reliable tightness testing, small space requirements, optimal protection of watches against scratching and its ergonomic design.

In year

2021

Wireless technology

The first wireless measuring instrument ChronoMaster AIR is presented at the EPHJ in September. The ChronoMaster Air operates both on mains power with a USB connection and on battery power (integrated) with the wireless Bluetooth connection.

In year

2021

iOS compatibility

The proven microphone of the ChronoMaster with integrated intelligent measurement electronics in the Air version and with iOS app is even simpler and more intuitive. Together with an Apple iPad, the ChronoMaster Air is an indispensable tool for point-of-sale teams.

In year

2022

Jubilee year for Witschi

Witschi celebrates its jubilee! 75 years of precision in the service of watchmaking.