Brand Directory: Eterna
Eterna was founded in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1856 by Josef Girard and Urs Schild. Jointly founding the famous ébauche factory.
The company was formerly known as Schild Fréres, starting out by producing ladies’ wristwatches. In 1905, the company changed its name to Eterna.
In 1932, Eterna set up a subsidiary company, ETA SA, which made movements for itself and other Swiss watch companies
In 1948, Eterna created the Eterna-Matic automatic an advanced self-winding movement. Five ball bearings were placed in such a way as to make the movement very efficient. In 1948 Eterna used the five-ball arrangement as its corporate logo.
In 1999, Eterna produced a series of watches marketed under the Porsche Design label. Porsche Design sold Eterna to International Volant Ltd, a subsidiary of China Haidian in June 2012. China Haidian was later renamed in 2014 to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited where they continue to own Eterna.