Established in 1920, Loetscher is the only genuine Swiss chalet cuckoo clock maker in existence today.
Loetscher AG operates two facilities in different parts of Switzerland that have specific duties in the manufacturing of the clocks.
All of the initial steps involved in building the clocks are done in the woodworking facility in Brienz, a small village in central Switzerland in the canton of Berne.
Here the woodworking artisans take linden wood that has been aged several years (to ensure it won’t warp or crack in humid or dry environments) and hand-carve every chalet and all the figurines that adorn them.
The finished clock bodies are then brought to an assembly plant in Faellanden, just outside Zurich, where the clockworks, music boxes and gears that enable the figurines to move are assembled and positioned into the clocks. Finally, the weights and pendulums are added, completing the last steps of assembly.
Loetscher is soon approaching its 100-year anniversary, it is renowned for its labour intensive approach of building cuckoo clocks of the highest quality all which come with a 3 year warranty.