Since its creation in 1854, Auricoste has been closely linked to the french air force and navy. The company’s history confers on it a unique position in the watch-making world, where beauty and precision are the key words. Its chronographs are considered to be the time-keeping device of choice by watch-making specialists and amateurs throughout the world.
Auricoste continues to provide its craftsmanship and services to the major Navy and Air Force divisions, both in France and abroad.
Today, this large and prestigious watch-making company is reinventing the legendary Type 20 and has added the new Type 52 to its catalogue, two particularly sophisticated chronographs made in the purest historical tradition so as to provide the greatest pleasure to watch enthusiasts and collectors.
Auricoste, one and a half centuries of elite watch-making
Émile thomas, the renowned watchmaker and specialist in marine chronometres, founded his own watch-making company in 1854.
In 1889, Joseph Auricoste succeeded É.Thomas. He named the company after himself and devoted his expertise to it, an expertise which would soon be recognised and rewarded at the Universal Exposition in Paris. After the second world war, Auricoste took on a completely new dimension. at this time, Pierre Auricoste, who was continuing the work of his father Joseph, began collaborating with Patek Philippe. together they installed their first time-keeping network (electro-mechanical) on the French Navy’s Warships.