Swiss watches with a global reputation

Swiss made quality reflects the excellence of Swiss made products. Candino has quality control tests carried out at all levels of the manufacturing process. Moreover, a rapid and efficient after-sales service underlines this guarantee and contributes to its good reputation among its sales outlets and international customers. 

Candino is not just content with making every effort to manufacture products of impeccable quality. Respect and honesty are also a matter of principle. The company's philosophy is that it should always offer a better performance, increased reliability and more style at a fair price. Candino customers appreciate the opportunity of being able to benefit from good quality at a decent price, and so continue to place their trust in the company.


Candino was founded in 1947 by Adolf Flury-Hug, who opened a watch-making studio in the annex of his family home in Herbetswil in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. Even today, the original workshop proudly remains standing beside the company's ultra-modern factory inaugurated in 1989. Not by chance has it resisted the onslaughts of time and modernization - for it's a symbol of the commitment of Candino to remain faithful to the principles of its founders.

Pioneering Spirit

A new wind has been blowing since 6 years in Bienne, where the general management offices are located, together with the sales, marketing and administration department. Indeed, in 2002 Candino joined the Festina Group. This merger has proven to be extremely constructive, and provided additional dynamism for all concerned. Candino has benefited from improved managerial know-how, logistics and distribution channels. In return, it has strengthened the middle-range segment of the group and brought about its Swiss Made tradition and technical manufacturing expertise.

The Festina Group

The Festina Group was founded 30 years ago by entrepreneur Miguel Rodríguez. The group's central head office is in Barcelona and there are subsidiaries in 9 countries. The group includes the following brands: Festina, Lotus, Jaguar, Candino et Calypso. More than 3000 people work in the group worldwide, selling more than 4,5 million watches a year in 65 countries. 

The group has a high-quality Swiss watch production centre in Herbetswil (Switzerland), another production centre that specialises in gold watches in Cordoba (Spain), and a quality and precision analysis laboratory for manufactured parts.