Welcome to Marktplatz in Basel
Our long-standing company maintains close ties with over ten renowned brand partners in traditional Swiss watchmaking. As the only store in Northwestern Switzerland with three in-store corners for Rolex, IWC, and Breitling we can be proud of our broad and diverse portfolio. We take joy in sharing our passion for mechanical watches with you. Come and explore the multifaceted world of horology and jewellery – we await you with outstanding expertise, great enthusiasm, and more than 100 years of experience. Trust our excellently trained watchmakers with the exhaustive service of your watches in our in-house watchmaker’s studio. You will find us just next to Basel City Hall. We are looking forward to your visit.
Chronometrie Spinnler + Schweizer AG is your specialist shop for watches and jewellery in the heart of Basel.
Opening of the Breitling Boutique on Freie Strasse.
100 years of Spinnler + Schweizer. Numerous celebratory promotions and publications to mark the company’s anniversary, including the exciting Anniversary Magazine with lots of interesting facts about the company’s history and two exclusive limited-edition models by Oris.
Hans-Robert Spinnler sells his majority shareholding, making Roger Schweizer the new owner of Chronometrie Spinnler + Schweizer AG.
Opening of the “Zythuus”, a museum of clocks and watches on Spalenberg.
Chronometrie Spinnler + Schweizer becomes an official Rolex representative.
Roger Schweizer takes a stake in the company, which consequently takes on its current name.
Closing of the Aeschenvorstadt location.
Hans-August Spinnler’s passing the year before is followed by the death of Harad Zander. The latter’s stepson, Claude Rhis, continues the business in Rheinfelden independently under the name “Rhis und Zander”.
Major renovation of the Marktplatz location.
Opening of an additional location on Aeschenvorstadt; Roger Schweizer joins the company.
Closure of both locations in the St. Johann neighbourhood.
Relocation to the current location on Marktplatz.
Opening of a workshop for large clock repairs on Wattstrasse, in the immediate vicinity of the shop on Gasstrasse.
Opening of a second location on Marktgasse in Rheinfelden.
The company is converted into a public limited company and entered in the commercial register under the name “Spinnler & Zander AG”.
After completing his training as a watchmaker, Hans-Robert Spinnler joins his family’s business, too.
Harald Zander becomes a partner, and the company is renamed “Spinnler & Co.”.
After Hans-August Spinnler purchases the property on Gasstrasse, the shop is thoroughly renovated, and the product range extended.
Watchmaker Harald Zander joins the company.
After the passing of the company founder Hans Spinnler, his son Hans-August takes over the family business.
With the business growing, they move into a new shop on the nearby Gasstrasse.
Together with his wife Margrit, Hans Spinnler opens the first shop on Landskronstrasse in the St. Johann neighbourhood.
Hans Spinnler lays the foundation of the company by opening a watchmaker’s studio on the Freie Strasse.