We break, then reconstructthe rules of watchmaking

The Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) is an association with the mission to perpetuate the art of independent watch and clock-making. While big luxury groups have industrialised watchmaking, we break, then reconstruct the rules of watchmaking every time we create a new timepiece.

Our art is unmistakably singular and exclusive.

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The most creativewatchmakers

In 2021, AHCI counts 34 watch and clock makers, 2 candidates and 18 former members from 16 countries, each one with a different interpretation of the art of watchmaking.

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The programme is open to corporate partners that share our passion for innovation, uniqueness and our obsession for customer delight.

News & Events

Festival of Time, Waterford

In the truly spectacular setting of the multiple award-winning Waterford Treasures complex of five magnificent museums, in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city, the inaugural International Festival of Time welcomes many of the finest and most respected Masters in the world of contemporary independent watch and clock making, who for the first time on Irish soil, will exhibit their extraordinary horologic masterpieces.

Masters of Horology

Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants reunite again for a Grand Exhibition of Independent Watch and Clockmakers in Geneva.

The AHCI watchmakers in Prague

For the first time in the Czech Republique, in the very centre of Prague, an exclusive two-day exhibition of handmade watches from the members and candidates of our Swiss Horological Academy of Independent Creators in collaboration with the Knupp Gallery of contemporary fine arts.