The AHCI is instrumental in helping a new
generation of independent watchmakers
develop their own brands.
The first AHCI exhibition took place at Le Locle in 1985, and was followed by Baselworld in 1986. 30 years later, the AHCI unites 33 idealists from all over the world.
To perpetuate independent watch and clock-making by:
Promoting the unique character of handmade timepieces
Attracting the world’s most creative independent watchmakers
Supporting young watchmakers build independent businesses via the Young Talents Competition.
AHCI members create art by following the processes of traditional watchmaking, from rough sketches through to the exquisite finished timepieces.
AHCI members have received 17 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève trophies, including the Special Jury Prize for the AHCI’s outstanding contribution to fine watchmaking.