Swiss FineTiming/Atelier Jewellers was founded over 20 years ago by Gene Stern. Feeling unfulfilled as a corporate transactional attorney and a certified public accountant, Mr. Stern, an avid watch collector for most of his life, opened Swiss FineTiming. He wanted to share his knowledge and love of timepieces with others, while being involved in a business that he found inherently passionate.

“I wanted to create a place to come to do business with people engaged in a profession, not store clerks.” His love for the art of watchmaking and enthusiasm or the industry is infectious. Gene’s interests include spending time with his wife Karen, two daughters, and their Bull Terrier Edy. He also enjoys restoring vintage pilot watches, art collecting, and is an avid car enthusiast.