Swiss watch brand Candino was founded in 1947 by Adolf Flury-Hug, who opened a watchmaking studio in the annex of his family home in Herbetswil in the Swiss canton of Solothurn.
Even today, the original workshop proudly remains standing beside the company’s ultra-modern factory inaugurated in 1989. Not by chance has it resisted the onslaughts of time and modernization – for it’s a symbol of the commitment of Candino to remain faithful to the principles of its founders.
The Swiss Made quality seal epitomizes the sheer excellence of Swiss-made products. To obtain this recognition, Candino has to work within the stringent criteria of the Swiss watchmaking tradition, while using the most advanced materials and technology and carrying out quality control checks at every stage of the manufacturing process. To keep in step with an ever-evolving market, Candino has constantly modernized its production facilities and management principles.
Owned by the Festina Group since 2002, Candino produces some 2000 watches a day at its Herbetswil factory. Candino develops its own models, and its production breaks down between 80% quartz movements and 20% mechanical movements. The brand is present in 65 countries.
With over 30 years of history, the Festina Group is today a prestigious international company specialised in the production and marketing of popularly priced watches movements and precision parts.
Currently, the Group manufactures five brands of watches for the general market (Calypso, Lotus, Festina, Jaguar and Candino) and two jewellery brands (Lotus Style and Lotus Silver).
The Group’s head office is located in Barcelona while our major production centres are in Switzerland and Spain. Today, the Group has seven subsidiaries (France, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Switzerland, Czech Republic-Poland and Chile), is present in over 90 countries on the five continents and sells 5 million watches a year. The quality of the firm’s products, the excellent value for money and the special attention paid to post-sales service all contribute to making the Festina Group leader in many strategic markets.