The history of Circula begins in 1955 with Heinz Huber in Pforzheim Germany, the watchmaking heart of the Black Forest. Today, 65 years later, Circula is producing high-quality watches in the third generation, making it one of the oldest watch microbrands in the world!
The watch history of the Huber family dates back to 1926. At that time, the family founded the jewelry and watch wholesaler Huber & Co. After the end of World War II, Heinz Huber rebuilt the family company in the completely destroyed city. In the general mood of optimism of the 1950s, Heinz also decided that he wanted to try something new. He no longer wanted to just trade watches and jewelry, but also to design, manufacture and sell watches of his own. He then realized this plan in 1955 and founded the watch brand Circula, which he named after the circulation of the balance wheel in mechanical movements.
Circula was revived in 2016 by Cornelius Huber, son of Inge and Klaus-Dieter Huber, and grandson of Heinz. Cornelius was always enthusiastic about watches, so his parents gave him his first Circula watch from 1955 for his wedding, and he decided on that day he would bring back Circula. In 2017 he implemented his plan to create the modernized new editions of Circula watches!
The very special Heritage collection contain original in-house movements from Pforzheimer-Rohwerke GmbH (P.U.W.) These new old stock movements were slumbering in a warehouse since the late 1970s, and only rediscovered by accident a few years ago. Cornelius secured this treasure and breathed new life into the old movements by carefully installing them in modern stainless steel cases.
Now into the third generation, the Huber family creates high-quality timepieces in Pforzheim, Germany, applying precise watchmaking and excellent materials.