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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.

Chronometrie Spinnler + Schweizer AG

Marktplatz 11
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 269 97 00
info@spinnler-schweizer.ch

Monday 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Tuesday to Friday 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Breitling Boutique

Freie Strasse 83
CH-4001 Basel
+41 61 561 76 20

Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday 10.00 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Timeline

2021

Opening of the Breitling Boutique on Freie Strasse.

Breitling

2020

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.

2011

Hans-Robert Spinnler sells his majority shareholding, making Roger Schweizer the new owner of Chronometrie Spinnler + Schweizer AG.

2005

Opening of the “Zythuus”, a museum of clocks and watches on Spalenberg.

2003

Chronometrie Spinnler + Schweizer becomes an official Rolex representative.

1999

Roger Schweizer takes a stake in the company, which consequently takes on its current name.

1996

Closing of the Aeschenvorstadt location.

1995

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”.

1993

Major renovation of the Marktplatz location.

1991

Opening of an additional location on Aeschenvorstadt; Roger Schweizer joins the company.

Spinnler Zander

1987

Closure of both locations in the St. Johann neighbourhood.

1985

Relocation to the current location on Marktplatz.

1983

Opening of a workshop for large clock repairs on Wattstrasse, in the immediate vicinity of the shop on Gasstrasse.

1978

Opening of a second location on Marktgasse in Rheinfelden.

Spinnler Schweizer

1977

The company is converted into a public limited company and entered in the commercial register under the name “Spinnler & Zander AG”.

1976

After completing his training as a watchmaker, Hans-Robert Spinnler joins his family’s business, too.

Spinnler Schweizer

1972

Harald Zander becomes a partner, and the company is renamed “Spinnler & Co.”.

1964

After Hans-August Spinnler purchases the property on Gasstrasse, the shop is thoroughly renovated, and the product range extended.

Spinnler
Hans Spinnler

1957

Watchmaker Harald Zander joins the company.

1951

After the passing of the company founder Hans Spinnler, his son Hans-August takes over the family business.

1930

With the business growing, they move into a new shop on the nearby Gasstrasse.

Spinnler Old
Spinnler Old

1925

Together with his wife Margrit, Hans Spinnler opens the first shop on Landskronstrasse in the St. Johann neighbourhood.

Spinnler Old
Spinnler Old

1920

Hans Spinnler lays the foundation of the company by opening a watchmaker’s studio on the Freie Strasse.

Come visit us

We look forward to welcoming and advising you in our specialist shop on Marktplatz in Basel. To ensure that we can give you our full attention, it is best to make an individual appointment.

Besuchen Sie uns

Wir freuen uns, Sie in unserem Fachgeschäft am Marktplatz in Basel begrüssen und beraten zu dürfen. Damit wir ganz für Sie da sein können, vereinbaren Sie am besten einen individuellen Termin.