RB Baumgartner is a mechanical watch brand based at Aarberg, a historic town in Switzerland. This watchmaking company was established by Reto Baumgartner.

For many years Reto Baumgartner collected watches and was thus able to study the ingenuity and filigree of these technical masterpieces. Enthusiastic about technology and precision, he decided to pursue further trainings as a watchmaker. In 2015 he set up his own business in Aarberg. He gave up his previous job as CFO of a railway company in order to concentrate on his passion: watchmaking. Through various further training courses at various institutes and schools of watchmaking, he has deepened his knowledge and thus further professionalized his skills as a watchmaker.


With his own brand RB Baumgartner, Reto specializes in the realization of individually assembled mechanical watches. The watches are not only convincing through their attractive appearance; the product reflects the passion of Reto Baumgartner and his team.

The RB Baumgartner watch collection appears in the categories “Fascination”, “Emotion” and “Passion”.

RB Baumgartner enables customers to assemble their own watch in a 1-day workshop in the atelier in Aarberg. Sitting at the workbench, equipped with finger cots, precision magnifying loupe and tweezers, the customer discovers the fascinating world of watchmaking under the patient guidance of a watchmaker.


What Reto Baumgartner is particularly enthusiastic about is to produce a customized watch: on the basis of a model from his collection, the customer expresses his wishes and the piece is modified to become “The Watch of This Private Individual”. Basically, the client chooses the watch movement, case, dial, hands and wrist band. The watchmaker builds the personalized watch according to the customer’s choices. It is even possible to go a step further in the individuality of the own watch, by transferring a coat of arms or engraving a design or a text.

The complete collection is displayed in the atelier of RB Baumgartner in Aarberg as well as on the website. RB Baumgartner works with sales partners throughout Switzerland like Vestita, Burgdorf; J. Otto Scherer Pendulier and Heimatwerk, Bern; Youmy Goldschmitte, Küssnacht am Rigi; Die Schmiede, Sursee; Hotel Collinetta, Ascona; Hotel Villa Post, Vulpera; Manufaktuhr, Aarburg and Bijouterie Schmuckzyt Ruchti, Solothurn. You can also discover the RB Baumgartner creations at its online partner kreativ-exclusiv.

Contact details

RB Baumgartner AG
Swiss Watchmaking
Stadtplatz 16
3270 Aarberg

Website: www.rb-baumgartner.ch