Compelling arguments

Why we have our own watch brand? Because we want to offer the best brands, but also the best alternative.

Beyer watches are made in Saignelégier in the Jura region, where the Bolzli family runs the Aerowatch company. René Beyer is a patron of the company and acts in an advisory capacity. In return, Aerowatch manufactures Beyer watches at an unbeatably fair price. “A good quality model starts at 200 francs,” says René Beyer proudly. It is important to him that his company can offer not only the most coveted brands in the world, but also a genuine alternative for limited budgets. “But that does not mean that I’m compromising on quality in the slightest,” the patron stresses.

Beyer watches with moon phase indication are in extremely high demand at the moment. After decades more or less in hibernation, the rotating disc decorated with moon and stars is the most popular complication (after date and chronograph functions).  Mar Fuentes, who is responsible for the own-brand range at Beyer, describes her three moon-phase favourites in the following words:


Collection 1942: Lady Moon Phase Automatic

“What a gem! So delicate, so feminine, so elegant and yet of refined understatement: with the mother-of-pearl dial, it evokes glamour, with its moon-phase a touch of poetry – and with its automatic movement, it demonstrates inner beauty. And all that for 1,390 francs.”

Les Grandes Classiques: Chrono Automatic (limited)

“Moon phases, chronograph and pointer date: this beguiling watch with an automatic movement is a delight for lovers of harmoniously designed complications. The anthracite sunburst dial exudes elegance, while the pilot-style look gives it a sporty feel. Price point: 3,200 francs.”


Les Grandes Classiques: Chrono Quartz

“On the sun-brushed dial, the quartz model unites the three most popular indications: moon phase, date and chronograph. This watch goes with anything, from a sporty outfit to a formal suit. At 696 francs, it can be seen as incredible value for money.”

Text: Matthias Mächler
Pictures: Annette Fischer


Beyer Chronometrie