About Our Appella Watches

Appella is one of the pioneers in the swiss watch making industry with 70 years of expertise in the field of horology and swiss craftsmanship.

In the Rhine city, was born the only offspring of the sand supplier Matthaeus Glocker and his wife high school graduate Clara Baumgartner. In 1915 his parents shifted their residence to Grenchen, where Paul Glocker proved his intelligence and mental abilities in the district school. Besides teaching mechanics, he supplemented his knowledge with trainings on molding and calibrating, and in the skeleton factory of he Baumgartner Frères he picked up his mechanical skills/craftsmanship on equipment. He took advantage of the first years of his vocational activity with his brother-in-law in Pieterlen for further training in different areas through intensive self-study. His eye for detail and sense for mechanical coherences of tools and all kind of m a chines and his adequate identification of technical defects already speeded up the new construction and with complete conviction he succeeded in obtaining larger successes with better machines. n a short span of time from this period Paul Glocker was recognized as a serious icon in the Swisshorology industry. The conviction became much stronger when he incorporated Ebossa group in 1925 and Montres Appella in 1943.