About us


If you wear watches regularly, you know how important it is to choose the perfect watch - fashionable, matching your outfit and personality. We at residence have taken on this task and have been implementing it since the founding of Franz Bürgin AG in 1955. As a family business we stand for sustainable and long-term management and are specialized in mechanical and automatic watches. We currently distribute in retail in Switzerland, Lichtenstein and France. Since 2020 our watches are also available online. Residence is passionate about offering excellent value for money for mechanical and automatic watches of the highest quality, precision and outstanding design.

We at residence operate as a family business and currently employ 7 people in Basel. Since 1955 we have been making our heart beat with our watches, full of dedication and passion - we would like to share this with you !

You can count on a great product, an excellent after-sales service. We always try to create great products with unusual designs to make the hearts of watch lovers beat faster. With customer satisfaction, sustainability towards our company and our partners is our top priority. The relationships should be based on mutuality - we want to identify with you as customers and you identify with us.

Residence is constantly developing new designs that fit to your personality and embodies the individual mechanism of each watch.