Karl Ickler founded the Ickler family business in 1924. He had previously worked as head of the manufacturing department for foreign companies. With this treasure of experience, he founded his own watch case manufacture. In 1947, his two sons rebuilt production, which had lay fallow during the war. Today the company is managed by the third-generation Thomas Ickler.Ickler manufactures premiere quality watches and watch cases, made to the highest quality standards, for a demanding international clientele - all made in Germany. Ickler started making private label watches in 1990. With a desire to contribute their decades of experience in the watch industry, they began planning the LIMES brand a few years later. With a fascination for fine, mechanical watches crafted mainly by hand, the concept was born: High quality mechanical movements combined with top grade Ickler made cases. The LIMES collection includes the elegant Pharo family, the exclusive Chyros models and the sporty Endurance instrument watches.