Ernst Benz

Inspired by the passion of creativity and driven by their independent spirit, Ernst Benz produces a collection of exclusively mechanical timepieces.

Designed and manufactured in the traditional Swiss manner, Ernst Benz timepieces are known for their durability, accuracy and reliability, exemplifying their slogan, “Precision instruments for timekeeping.”

The craftsmen and designers of Ernst Benz have united their talents, experience and passion to develop and manufacture the Great Circle Collection based on the spirit of travel and the art of watchmaking. They draw on influences from the great watches of the mid century to create these technically exceptional “Modern Vintage” timepieces for which the brand is known. Great Circle consists of three collections: Traditional, Contemporary and Instrument, which tell the story of the company, its founder and its watchmakers. Originally produced in the historical 47mm aviation size in very small numbers by Ernst Benz himself, the collection is now available in a full range of models and sizes.

Ernst Benz was originally founded half a century ago as a precision instrument manufacturer by its namesake, a brilliant inventor and aviator. Today the company is led by Managing & Creative Director Leonid Khankin, a second-generation watchmaker. Deeply passionate about horological perfection, Khankin ensures that all timepieces bearing the Ernst Benz mark are built to exacting criteria without compromise, demonstrating the highest level of watchmaking craftsmanship.

Thanks to the technical skill and artistry of the Ernst Benz workshops these exceptionally finished timepieces are destined to become legends in the world of watchmaking. For more information, visit or

Director, Business & Operations: Sawnawai Reed,

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