ICKLER manufactures premium quality watches and watchcases, made to the highest standards, for a demanding international clientele – all made in Germany.

Karl Ickler was working as the head of the manufacturing department for a number of foreign companies. Armed with this invaluable cache of experience, he founded his own watchcase factory. In 1947, his two sons rebuilt the company, which had lain dormant during the war. Today the company is managed by Thomas and Lisa Ickler, members of the third and fourth generation of the family.

Each watch and watch case made by Ickler are continuously quality-controlled along every step of the manufacturing process. From turning and milling, to polishing and assembly of the multi-part cases, and from the mounting of the movements, dials and hands, to the final quality check.

 

 

Every timepiece is thoroughly tested before it leaves the factory and carries a two-year international warranty. An Ickler watch will accompany its wearer for decades, with every glance at the watch designed to bring the wearer joy. That’s why the designers of Ickler watches renounce fleeting design trends in favor of classic elegance and premium quality.

The watchcases are crafted in-house, from solid blocks of stainless steel, pure titanium or bronze. Our experienced craftsmen use the latest high-tech CNC machinery, guaranteeing ultimate precision. When it comes to polishing the surfaces, assembling parts and complete watches, and the thorough quality control, the foundation of the Ickler process lies on careful human touch and intuition.

 



Here you get a little insight into our ICKLER company history.

     
Karl Ickler was working as the head of the manufacturing department for a number of foreign companies. Armed with this invaluable cache of experience, he founded his own watchcase factory. In April 1767, Grand Duke Karl Friedrich of Baden laid the groundwork for the development of the watch industry in Pforzheim, Germany. Already by that time, more than 240 years ago, the early foundation of the watch and jewelry industry had taken place, with the construction of a watch factory housed in an orphanage. Collection of the first watches that ICKLER has made. These real treasures – along with many other great antiques – are a great memory of the past.
     
An earlier order book. One of the first watches made by ICKLER. Collection of different dials.