Interlaken - Grindelwald - Jungfraujoch - Lucerne

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 Philosophy

Finding instead of Searching

Our goal is to offer watch and jewellery lovers everything they desire under one roof.

Customer is King

We are here for our local and international clientele - before, during and after the purchase

Brand Ambassador

As the official representative of over 70 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.

All year

No matter the weather outside or your mood inside - at Kirchhofer, you can enjoy a moment in watch paradise at any time.

Our History

Business founded

In 1944, Fritz Kirchhofer founded the Kirchhofer AG and opened the first specialist watch store in Interlaken.

Interlaken Store

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.

Business taken over by 2nd Generation

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.

Grindelwald & Brienz

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.

Top of Europe

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.

Haute Horlorgerie

In 2006, Kirchhofer celebrated the opening of the first Haute Horlogerie boutique, which offers some of the most prestigious and exclusive luxury watch brands.

Haute Horlorgerie II

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.

Renovation of Top of Europe Store

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.

Renovation of Headquarters Interlaken

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.

Swiss Luxury Beauty

In April 2020 Kirchhofer opened the Swiss Luxury Beauty center in the heart of Interlaken. It offers a selective range of high-end cosmetic brands including fragrances, skincare and makeup products. The second floor with its beauty cabins is exclusively dedicated to beauty treatments and a true sense of wellbeing.


The opening of Kirchhofer V-TIME in December 2020, marks another milestone in the company’s history of sustainable growth and expansion. The exclusive shop concept, light-flooded rooms with unique view of the surrounding mountains will immerse you into a true and authentic watch experience. 270m2 of pure watch enthusiasm showcasing the best of what the watchmaking industry has to offer.

Cartier Boutique

In November 2022, the new Cartier Boutique opened its doors, situated in the historic Schuh building in the heart of Interlaken. The Cartier Boutique Interlaken offers an expansive floor space of 150 m2. This high-end luxury venue displays a carefully curated selection of Cartier’s most sought-after watches, jewelleries and accessories.

Breguet & Blancpain

Since July 2023, the Breguet & Blancpain Boutique welcomes watch enthusiasts in a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Located in Interlaken's well-known Höheweg, the store offers a unique experience through a welcoming design that reflects both Manufacture's rich history.


Newly opened in March 2024, Kirchhofer V-Style invites you into a captivating concept store, blending contemporary elegance with the rustic allure of the Swiss Alps. Kirchhofer V-Style introduces a refreshing take on both sophistication and adventure and showcases a collection of fine leather goods, premium knives and elegant jewelry.