Edouard Koehn (1839 - 1908) started his career as clockmaker to the court of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, he was born in the
atmosphere of high horological standards.
In 1859 he went to Geneva and studied some years at the school of horology before starting his career at a prestigious watchmaking Manufacture.
His skill and general ability made his progress rapid and he became one of the partners of the Company.
He undertook numerous trips, notably to North America, and was successful in interesting many firms in becoming agents for the watches of the Manufacture with which he was affiliated. His impressive personality and his technical knowledge earned him the trust of everyone he came into contact with.
1891 : SET-UP OF EDOUARD KOEHN'S MANUFACTURE
In 1891, desiring more latitude in producing watches quite to his own judgement, he bought the establishment of the famous Danish watchmaker H. R. Ekegren, in the heart of Geneva.
He remodelled the Company using his Haute Horology skills and competed successfully with the best Geneva watch manufacturers.
Edouard Koehn choose to diversify the business, in addition to the production of chronometers, he started to design and manufacture extra-thin watches and master complications.
EDOUARD KOEHN JR
Edouard Koehn passed on his expertise to his son Edouard Koehn Jr who perpetuated the tradition until the 1930’s.
On the death of his father in 1908 he became head of the house and with improvements in methods and the constant and keen supervision, he produced a high degree of uniformity in precision timepieces of very high quality.