An independent Swiss Watchmaker inspired by the spirit of travel and the art of watchmaking, Ernst Benz was founded half a century ago by its namesake. Known originally for its 47mm signature collection of timepieces, the collection is based on the modern interpretation of the famous mid-century aviation timekeepers. In 2005 President and Creative Director,Leonid Khankin, took the helm of the brand after developing the celebrated ChronoLunar model for the company. A second-generation master watchmaker and talented craftsman by nature, Khankin is a deeply passionate horologist who ensures that all watches bearing the Ernst Benz mark are built to exacting criteria without compromise, yielding the highest quality of precision timepieces available.
The Ernst Benz Great Circle collection now encompasses a full range of sizes, which includes four separate series; Traditional, Contemporary, Instrument and Officer each telling the legend behind the company. Ernst Benz has also created a number of celebrated limited edition timepieces with some of the most interesting people of our time including creative collaborations with John Varvatos as well as influential celebrities to help raise awareness for different causes, including Mario Batali, Russell Simmons, Dan Marino, Mary J. Blige and Brett Ratner amongst others. Ernst Benz timepieces are renowned for their accuracy, design, durability, and legibility for which watch enthusiasts, retailers and the media have recognized the brand.Request our monthly catalog.