News from Limes, Archimede, Autran & Viala and Defakto

The Fixoflex watchband (expandable) was invented in 1952 by ROWI / Pforzheim, which was a completely new type of watchband at that time. We asked ROWI (founded in 1885) for some samples of a standard bracelet and adjusted the attachment so that it fits the OutDoor case.

The result is an interesting new combination, which is very comfortable to wear. The expandable band matches very well the design of the robust timepiece. It has no buckle and can be shortened / lengthened in steps of 4mm.

Here are some photos of a bike-trip with the OutDoor and Fixoflex band through the Black Forest.



From old to new: overhauling and optimization of the former ARCHIMEDE SportPuls.

Some years ago the SportPuls was part of the ARCHIMEDE collection. A customer now asked us if we could manufacture this model for him again. As we still have dials and hands for the SportPuls we made one for him with the new 3-pieces ICKLER case. With the brushed and polished surface it is a functional but still very well looking time piece.




Since 1924 ICKLER manufactures watch cases, made to the highest quality standards – Made in Germany. Certain models of these cases can be ordered in the German Watch Shop.

The chronograph steel cases ref. 8715R for Eta 7750 were sold out for some time. They are are now available again. We have changed the silvered inside tachy-bezel to a white bezel. Further we have added the new version with a blue bezel.


Product information:

  • Black / blue / white Tachymeter bezel
  • Sapphire crystal on top (no A/R coating)
  • Screw down case back with sapphire crystal (no A/R coating)
  • Diameter: 41mm / with crown: 44,5mm
  • Height: 13,7mm, length 6-12: 51mm
  • Crown: 2xO-ring, d=7mm
  • Water resistant to 100m
  • Screw bars

The price is Eur 230 incl. VAT per case (Eur 193,28 without VAT).

For more information and ordering please visit our


We have made a prototype with an olive-green CANVAS strap and we think it looks very good!




ARCHIMEDE OutDoor with Silicon Strap!


ARCHIMEDE presents the new finish of the surface of the DeckWatch. The case is now finally brushed. The bezel & the crown are polished which makes the watch even more valuable!

For more information please visit our ARCHIMEDE website on

Greetings from Pforzheim, Germany



The Cartouche was one of the first watches of the LIMES collection. A watch for people who appreciate fine art and craftsmanship as well as precision. Since the end of the 1990s until 2007 the Cartouche was an important time piece of LIMES and had found many friends over the years.

In December 2013 we launched the all new Cartouche A (Automatic with SW200) and we are proud to anounce now another version of this elegant time piece, the Cartouche H with the handwound movement Eta 6498).



We are glad to announce another version of our ARCHIMEDE SportTaucher family:
SportTaucher GMT

This SportTaucher GMT has an unidirectional rotating bezel and a 12 hours display.
It can be used to set a second time zone.



We are glad to announce a new version of the ARCHIMEDE diver, the SportTaucher K.



The luminous numerals and indexes as well as the blue hands with white luminous surface assure fantastic visibility – also at night!

For more information please go to the ARCHIMEDE Website.