"There are three partners presently, there are always four seats at our table, the fourth one being for François Czapek. With every product decision we make, we always ask ourselves the question: what would François Czapek do in bringing the brand into the present day and taking it into the future? We try to answer that question ourselves as best we can. And we try to stick with his principles and his watchmaking values. And no one can say that these modern-day Czapeks are not truly Czapek watches."
François Czapek was a Czech-born Polish watchmaker who fled to Geneva after fighting in the Polish uprising. He created Czapek & Cie in 1845, but disappeared mysteriously in 1869. Czapek & Cie was revived in 2015, thanks to an equity crowdfunding.
Czapek’s flagship is located at Rue de la Corraterie 18, with its ateliers located in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.
The Quai des Bergues was the first collection, with the Place Vendôme collection launching a year later. This was followed by Czapek's first chronograph in 2018, before Czapek first in-house movement was announced in 2020 in the Antartique collection.