The family-owned enterprise Kirchhofer is one of the leading watch and jewellery stores in Switzerland and also offers luxury leather goods, high quality cosmetic and beauty products, gifts and souvenirs. The name Kirchhofer is internationally known and recognized throughout the watch and jewellery industry. It stands for excellent quality and outstanding customer service.
Our goal is to offer watch and jewellery lovers everything they desire under one roof.
We are here for our local and international clientele - before, during and after the purchase
As the official representative of over 100 Swiss watch brands we are able to offer comprehensive advice to all our customers.
Through systematic training and education, we constantly increase the expertise of our employees.
We support talented watchmakers and young entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform to present their masterpieces to a watch-savy, knowledgeable clientele.
No matter the weather outside or your mood inside - at Kirchhofer, you can enjoy a moment in watch paradise at any time.
In 1944, Fritz Kirchhofer founded the Kirchhofer AG and opened the first specialist watch store in Interlaken.
In 1968, Fritz Kirchhofer expanded his business by moving into the current Kirchhofer headquarters in the Casino Gallery at the entrance of the Kursaal in Interlaken.
In 1982, the founder passed the company on to his children. While he entrusted the watch brand Heno to his daughter Helen, he handed over the responsibility for the watch stores to his son Jürg, the current owner and CEO of the Kirchhofer group.
In 1997, Jürg Kirchhofer opened a Kirchhofer store in Grindelwald, called Kirchhofer Collections. In 1999, a Kirchhofer store was opened in Brienz, called Kirchhofer Swiss Arts.
In light of the company’s philosophy, in 2005, at the Top of Europe (Jungfraujoch) at 3571 meters, the highest watch store in the world opened its doors - Kirchhofer High Time.
In 2006, Kirchhofer celebrated the opening of the first Haute Horlogerie boutique, which offers some of the most prestigious and exclusive luxury watch brands.
Due to high demand, a second Haute Horlogerie boutique was opened in 2011. The boutique offers watch lovers the opportunity to gaze upon exquisite timepieces in a charming surrounding.
At the end of 2011, the retail store Ruckli in Lucerne was incorporated by Kirchhofer.
In 2012, the Kirchhofer High Time store at Jungfraujoch has undergone a renovation and rejuvenation, doubling the size of the shop; no mean feat due to its location.
In 2012/13, the Kirchhofer Headquarters in Interlaken, the Casino Gallery, was completely renovated and expanded through three phases of construction.
The opening of the Lifestyle Boutique in April 2015 marked another important milestone in the history of the company. Kirchhofer’s Lifestyle boutique is simply a 'must' for every quality-conscious trendsetter, lovers of designer leather goods and accessories, high-quality cosmetic products, functional quality housewares and gifts.
For the promising future of the company Jürg Kirchhofer and his team have the firm intention to not only maintain the current high-level, but constantly increase it.