Our story begins 1948.Since more than 70 years, we are the only watch company originating from Ticino, the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. We are independent of large watch company groups and have a huge admiration for design.
Our company is since the early days obsessed in designing and creating minimalistic time pieces that blend into day to day life and provide a subtle element of chic to the proud owner of our products. To achieve this, each of our watches is designed in Switerzland. Our Design team works closely together with the colleagues in the markets to grasp trends and vibes, which are then translated into our design time pieces. We work with designers from different international backgrounds. We have Mexican, Italian, German, Danish and Swiss colleagues who take utmost care to create unique and innovative design timepieces. -- Stephan Theusinger (Manno, Ticino, Switzerland)
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Launched a new web site www.alfex.com.hk provide Chinese version & English version, more product promotion will be followed.
With the latest collections Alfex strongly embodies ist slogan DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Launched the new mechancial watch
Alfex launches its 1st Swiss made SmartWatch
Alfex launches the colorful IKON led light watches
Alfex celebrates its 65th anniversary and launches in BASEL FAIR exhibition for a new brand repositioning strategy, focussing strongly on design, the brand’s core value
The new automatic watch with the unique PWP1- 11 movement is launched at Baselworld
Year of 2009 Alfex wins the “Good Design Award” Model: 5624. Year of 2010 Alfex wins the "Red Dot Award" Model: 5624
The brand celebrates its 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion, it presents the “Giant Alarm Pazzola” model, part of the Bernhard Russi Collection Model: 5587. Alfex wins the “Good Design Award” Model: 5567
Brand spokesperson, Alpine ski champion Bernhard Russi creates the Badus and Lucendo watches for Alfex. The same year, Alfex works with the Swiss applied arts school HEAA ARC for the first time
Alfex wins the “Good Design Award” for Year of 2005 & 2006 Model: 5514 and 5515 and 5468
Alfex participates in the world fair in Aichi Japan, presenting its limited-edition “Cervino” model 5494
Alfex wins the “Good Design Award” Model: 5488
Red Dot award: Model: 5438
For the fast expansion, Alfex head quarter and production line has moved to the new building in Manno.
Alfex has been a member of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.
Red Dot award: Model: 5360
Alfex wins the “Red Dot Award” again Model: 5301
For the first time, Alfex wins the “Red Dot Award”, established by Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen of Hamburg; Model: 5217
One of the ALFEX's hero product ref 5233
Cooperation begins with internationally renowned designers
One of the ALFEX's hero product ref 4693
One of the ALFEX's hero product ref 4565
The “Royal Air Force Watch” model is produced in collaboration with the British Museum
CEO Hans U. Saurer refocuses the brand on design
One of the ALFEX's hero product ref 1055
The Ferex brand is bought back by Gindraux which assigns it to Alfa Grosa, its long-time employee and Paul Perlmutter; the brand is reborn with the name Alfex (Alfa Export)
Ferex merges with the group Economic Swiss Time of Basel, which is then taken over by SSIH (Omega, Tissot group)
Ferdinand Gindraux founds Ferex SA in Lugano, in the canton of Ticino, it was a watch manufacture company.