EMILE CHOURIET

Emile Chouriet is a Swiss watch brand based in Meyrin in the Canton of Geneva.

Mr. Emile Chouriet was a Master Watchmaker in the late 17th century in Geneva. The Emile Chouriet brand, owned by Montres Chouriet Company, was created in Geneva, Switzerland. The brand name, EMILE CHOURIET which was reactivated by Jean Depéry, was a means to paying tribute to Mr. Emile Chouriet and, through him, his ancestor, François Dagobert Depéry.

Jean Depéry comes from a line of Master Watchmakers, whose history goes back to 1700. At that time, François Dagobert Depéry supplied Emile Chouriet with watch components. In 1685, Emile Chouriet opened his workshop in Geneva where he developed his watchmaking skills. He specialised in watch decoration. Emile Chouriet skillfully decorated enamelled watches to which he added intricate guilloche patterns, foils, pearls and gold of different colours. Choice of materials, engraving work and inlaid precious stones: everything added up to perfection.

More than three centuries later, after a training in micro-technology, Jean Depéry continued in the footsteps of his ancestor, François Dagobert Depéry in a way, when he embarked upon the design and production of watchmaking components. In 1998, in homage to his past and his family tradition, Jean Depéry founded Montres Chouriet SA.

It was at Meyrin, the dynamic town in the Canton of Geneva, that the building was constructed to house Montres Chouriet SA. Opened in 2012, it brings together under one roof the factory (technical office, production, quality control and logistics), the different departments (sales, administration, communications, design and marketing) and a showroom to receive clients, journalists and visitors.

Montres Chouriet SA obviously favour movements labelled Swiss made to set the timing of their collections of watches, whether mechanical self-winding (ETA) or quartz (Ronda). In 2016, the brand produced its first in-house movement, the self-winding calibre EC5318, designed within the factory.

Official website: https://www.emilechouriet.ch/

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