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

Singapore Watch Fair, 2022

Asian's most prestigious timepiece festival launches as Singapore Watch Fair

VicenzaOro Vintage, 2022

Dear friends, we are waiting for you at the VicenzaOro Vintage exhibition. From 9 till 11 September you will have a possibility to meet some of our AHCI colleagues and to take a closer look at their creations.
See you soon!

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.