Monday, August 10, 2009

Kienzle Watches

Since I found out that Kienzle watches are available in Taiwan, I thought I find out a bit more about the brand and the watches they offer. The brand started out in Germany in 1822 by Johannes Schlenker. In 1883 Jakob Kienzle marries into the family and contributes to the expansion of the company. The company was renamed Schlenker & Kienzle.

Fast forward to 1997 and the company was bought over by the Highway Holdings Group, Hong Kong. Kienzle AG in Hamburg was formed in 2002. In 2006, Kienzle was taken over by the owners and management. They also bought the worldwide brand and distribution rights. Kienzle was positioned itself as a German brand acting on an international stage.

2007 sees the launch of collection Kienzle 1822. This is followed by the launch of Edition Jakob Kienzle. These are watches featuring a number of complications, manufactured in Germany. In this year, Kienzle is reorganised and Stephen W. Kruse-Thamer is appointed CEO. 2008 sees Kienzle launch collection 1822, made in Germany watches.

For more information:

Kienzle product range includes the following collections:

Edition Jakob Kienzle. This collection features high-end watches with Swiss ETA movement featuring complications like Perpetual Calendar, Moon-phase, 52 week calendar display.

Kienzle 1822. This collection features the following range of watches; Mechanik, Sport, Luxury, Retro, Poket Watches and Funk. The watches in the Kienzle will sport movement from ETA, Miyota and others. Some of the watches in this collection will feature radio-controlled ability. This collection is targeted at the mid-price segment.

Kienzle Klassik. This collection is similar to the Kienzle 1822. The range; Mechanik, Sport, Eleganz, Satellit and Poket Watches. The watches in this collection features the Miyota and Junghans movement amongst others. This collection is targeted at the entry level.

Novelties. This collection includes the following; Kenzle Color, Luxury and Retro. The collection features the use of diamonds, colours, different material for the watch case, retrograde date display. Most of the watches in this collection are made in Germany and is fitted with movements from Ronda and Miyota amongst others.

Kienzle Clocks. This is Kienzle collection of table clocks.

Kienzle Wall Clocks. This is Kienzle collection of wall clocks.

Some of Kienzle watches.

This was available in the watch shop. It is powered by ETA 2824 movement and features a display back. The case is stainless steel and is 40 mm in diameter.

Some display back showing the movement and the work done on the standard movement to Kienzle specifications.

Photographs: Kienzle

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