Czapek Watches

With roots dating back to the early 1800’s when  Franciszek Czapek was born in what is today the Czech Republic. He emigrated to Poland at a young age later to Switzerland, where he eventually founded his own brand –often catering to royalty. In 2012, the Czapek name was revived and in 2015, the brand launched its first watches. It creates creative yet classically elegant mechanical watches, including the Quai des Bergues series and host of special editions.

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Czapek Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis
17,139 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin’
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin’
29,994 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S
17,139 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues Rosewood S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Rosewood S
15,854 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie L'Heure Bleue
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie L'Heure Bleue
29,994 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues No25 Ter
Czapek
Quai des Bergues No25 Ter
17,139 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Rhubarb Red S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Rhubarb Red S
15,854 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Sea Salt Grey
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Sea Salt Grey
17,139 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues LADY No.1-Rose Gold
Czapek
Quai des Bergues LADY No.1-Rose Gold
38,563 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - No. 33 bis
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - No. 33 bis
31,922 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues Guilloché Richochet - Havana Brown
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Guilloché Richochet - Havana Brown
31,922 USD
Czapek Place Vendôme Diamond Etincelles
Czapek
Place Vendôme Diamond Etincelles
230,309 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Ocean d’Or 5N
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie Ocean d’Or 5N
49,275 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues Blue Aurora
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Blue Aurora
17,139 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues LADY No.7
Czapek
Quai des Bergues LADY No.7
27,851 USD
Czapek Antarctique Passage de Drake Black Ink
Czapek
Antarctique Passage de Drake Black Ink
19,892 USD
Czapek Place Vendôme Titanium Ombres
Czapek
Place Vendôme Titanium Ombres
94,266 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues No.33S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues No.33S
27,851 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Black Prince
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Black Prince
19,282 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues No.19S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues No.19S
12,319 USD
Czapek Antarctique Passage de Drake Deep Blue
Czapek
Antarctique Passage de Drake Deep Blue
19,892 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie King
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie King
29,994 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Coho
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie Coho
29,994 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues Midnight in Geneva
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Midnight in Geneva
19,282 USD
Czapek Antarctique Rattrapante Silver Grey
Czapek
Antarctique Rattrapante Silver Grey
51,900 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Grand Feu
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie Grand Feu
29,994 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Solar Eclipse
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Solar Eclipse
31,922 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Royal Blue
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Royal Blue
31,922 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Black Enamel S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Black Enamel S
17,139 USD
Czapek Place Vendôme Platinum Lumieres
Czapek
Place Vendôme Platinum Lumieres
123,188 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Secret Alloy
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie Secret Alloy
29,994 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues LADY No.3
Czapek
Quai des Bergues LADY No.3
38,563 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues LADY No.9-Steel
Czapek
Quai des Bergues LADY No.9-Steel
15,854 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues Midnight in Geneva S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues Midnight in Geneva S
19,282 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Aqua Blue S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Aqua Blue S
15,854 USD
Czapek Quai des Bergues - Rainforest Green S
Czapek
Quai des Bergues - Rainforest Green S
15,854 USD
Czapek Antarctique Passage de Drake Ice White
Czapek
Antarctique Passage de Drake Ice White
20,600 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Black Knight
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie Black Knight
31,065 USD
Czapek Place Vendôme Dark Matter
Czapek
Place Vendôme Dark Matter
99,622 USD
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Dhioné & Rhéa
Czapek
Faubourg de Cracovie Dhioné & Rhéa
29,994 USD
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History of Czapek

Franciszek Czapek was born in 1881 in Semonice, Bohemia, which is nowadays the Czech Republic. At a young age, he emigrated to Poland with his family. He was forced to flee to Switzerland in 1832 following the collapse of the Polish uprising of which he was a member. By this time, he was already a talented watchmaker and soon opened his first watchmaking company, “Czapek & Moreau,” with a local partner, and changed his name to François.

In 1836 Francois Czapek met a fellow Polish emigrant, Antoine Norbert de Patek, an encounter that changed both of their lives. Together they founded the company Patek, Czapek & Cie on May 1, 1839. Their partnership lasted six years, during which time they created exceptional timepieces. They dissolved their partnership in 1845, but both men continued producing watches. Czapek founded Czapek & Cie with a new partner, Juliusz Gruzewski, and Patek founded Patek.

One of the greatest watchmakers

Czapek is recognized as one of the greatest watchmakers of the nineteenth century. He was even the Watchmaker of His Imperial Highness, Prince Napoleon. By 1850, the company had boutiques in Geneva, Warsaw, and Paris. Unfortunately, in 1869 Czapek & Cie just disappeared from the history books.

Czapek & Cie: The Rebirth

In 2012, three entrepreneurs decided to revive the Czapek & Cie brand. They studied Czapek’s historic timepieces to understand his work and started on their new designs. They chose an unusual path to launch and offered fellow watch lovers the chance to join in the adventure by investing through a crowdfunding platform. On November 10, 2015, the company was reborn in front of journalists, friends, and watch lovers in Geneva. By 2016 Czapek & Cie wins the coveted Public Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, a real recognition of their efforts!

Who Owns Czapek & Cie?

Czapek & Cie is owned by its three founders, Sébastien Follonier, a watchmaker, Xavier de Roquemaurel, the CEO, and Harry Guhl, Chairman. As well as 200+ shareholders who invested through an equity crowdfunding campaign during Czapek & Cie’s relaunch in 2015. The company is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where it has a boutique only a few steps away from the Czapek’s original atelier, from 1845

Fun Fact

Each of Czapek & Cie’s collections is named after a location frequented by Francois Czapek. For example, The Faubourg de Cracovie collection is named after the location of François Czapek’s third boutique in Warsaw, Poland, and the Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu after the site of his second boutique in Paris.

Czapek & Cie Collections

  • Quai des Bergues

  • Quai des Bergues Lady

  • Place Vendôme

  • Faubourg de Cracovie

  • Special Editions

  • Antarctique