The origins of the Eterna watch brand may be traced all the way back to 1856 in Switzerland. The business has established a reputation for producing clocks of exceptional quality and accuracy, as well as for its pioneering attitude, having introduced a number of significant watchmaking advancements throughout the course of its history. The designs of Eterna watches are often recognized for their timelessness and refinement, as well as their use of luxurious components and cutting-edge technology in their construction. The business has a long history of making watches for several industries, including aviation, diving, and sports, and it is well-known for the durability and dependability of its timepieces.
The company is founded by Josef Girard and Urs Schild in Grenchen, Switzerland.
Eterna becomes one of the first Swiss watch brands to produce watch movements with ball bearings, leading to improved accuracy and durability.
Eterna develops the first wristwatch with an alarm function, which becomes a popular design feature in subsequent years.
Eterna introduces the "Eterna-matic" automatic movement, which features a rotor system that winds the watch using the motion of the wearer's wrist.
Eterna introduces the "KonTiki" watch, named after the famous Kon-Tiki raft expedition, which features a robust and water-resistant design for use in sports and diving.
Eterna introduces the "Golden Heart" watch, which features a transparent caseback that showcases the watch's movement.
Eterna introduces the "Spherodrive" movement, which replaces traditional gears with ball bearings, leading to improved accuracy and durability.
Eterna is acquired by Chinese watch company Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group.