In April 1767, Grand Duke Karl Friedrich of Baden laid the groundwork for the development of the watch industry in Pforzheim, Germany. Already by that time, more than 240 years ago, the early foundation of the watch and jewelry industry had taken place, with the construction of a watch factory housed in an orphanage.  

He wanted to give the orphans the opportunity for economical independence by teaching them a valuable trade.

Pforzheim's worldwide importance as the center of the German watch and jewelry business was established by the beginning of the 20th century.

Karl Ickler founded the Ickler family business in 1924....

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LIMES is an internationally renowned German brand with almost 90 years of outstanding craftsmanship in the watch industry. The collection offers exclusive, classic watches for people who appreciate fine art and craftsmanship as well as precision. Among the four watch families of LIMES there are exclusive and elegant timepieces as well as professional tool watches with automatic, hand-wound and chronograph movements.

The parent company ICKLER manufactures watches and watch cases in Pforzheim since 1924, and over the years, it has gained much experience and know-how in development and production.

LIMES premiere-quality watches and watch cases are manufactured to the highest standards for a demanding international clientele: Made in Germany. From design to construction, prototyping and production of the case parts, hand polishing and brushing, manual assembly and strict control of the watches – all steps of manufacturing are made in Pforzheim. And if a LIMES timepiece needs to be serviced, it will be done at our premises or in one of our service centers abroad. An essential feature of LIMES is its large vertical range of manufacture. Few watch manufacturers possess such value-added in-house production.


The Pharo and Chyros chronograph, automatic and hand-wound watches mainly use TOP versions of ETA and Sellita movements. The Endurance professional diver watches use the reliable SW 200 Standard automatic as well as the Eta 7750 Elaborated chronograph movements.

Different models offer certain special functions such as full calendar chronograph with moonphase, hand-wound with power reserve, the BigDate with power reserve or open balance.

Pharo Exklusive and elegant
Full Calendar Chronograph | Handwound | Power Reserve | BigDate | Daydate | Open Balance
Chyros Exquisite Design
3-Hands-Date | Open Balance
Endurance Professional divers Watches
Chronograph | Time -Date