CIMIER is an independent Swiss watch brand based in Biel, Switzerland. Its origins can be traced back to the 1920s.

In 1924, Joseph Lapanouse founded LAPANOUSE SA in Hölstein. CIMIER was one of the brands from this company, which was once one of the largest manufacturers of mechanical watches in Switzerland. In the 1950s, the company was renamed LAPANOUSE-CIMIER SA.

During the 1960s, the company used to produce 1.5 million timepieces annually. However, the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s adversely affected the brand’s further growth. In 1985, the company temporarily ceased its production due to the financial constraints. In 2003, the brand CIMIER was resurrected.

Presently, the brand’s flagship collections are Big Matic, Petite Seconde, Retrograde, Royal Skeleton and Time Square.

The CIMIER watch price range is CHF 800 to CHF 4,000.

Featured Timepieces

CIMIER BIGmatic 161/2’’’ – Limited Edition

CIMIER Spirit of Baar

CIMIER Seven Seas Blue Marlin


CIMIER Heures Sectorielles

CIMIER Nuit et Jour

CIMIER Rétrograde

CIMIER Seven Seas Mermaid

CIMIER Winglet Réserve de Marche

CIMIER Seven Seas Sextant Chronograph

CIMIER Seven Seas Automatic Chronograph, Collection C 1961

CIMIER – The Window, Collection C 1924