Simon Brette is an independent watchmaker based in Switzerland.
Born and raised in Auvergne, a historical mountainous region in central France, Simon’s father was a carpenter who hand-crafted unique pieces to his own designs. From watching the pleasure and pride his father took in his work, as well as the challenges he faced as an independent craftsman, little did Simon realize at the time that it would become one of his greatest sources of inspiration.
After completing his studies to become an engineer in 2011, Simon joined renowned watchmaker Jean-François Mojon’s movement conception and development company Chronode SA. There he spent years as a technical constructor working on some of the most ground-breaking calibres in contemporary watchmaking.
Simon later went on to join the avant-garde watch brand MCT as a project manager responsible for bringing the brand’s unprecedented time display concepts to reality. Finally, Simon joined MB&F as Development Project Manager, where he was responsible for the management and implementation of movement concepts from R&D to production.
After the birth of his daughter in June 2021, Simon decided to embark on a new chapter in his career, where his convictions about artisanship and human values in watchmaking could be expressed in a collaborative horological project. The first timepiece from this project is the Simon Brette Chronomètre Artisans Souscription Edition.
Simon Brette SA
Rue Eugène-Marziano 23
1227 Les Acacias