KIF Parechoc SA

Vallée de Joux, earth of precision

KIF Parechoc is based in Vallée-de-Joux, one of the flagships of Swiss watch manufacturing. Over the years, it has acquired unique expertise in shock absorbers, index assembly, and bar turning. KIF Parechoc manufactures watch components designed exclusively for mechanical watch movements, meeting the requirements of the most demanding Swiss and European watch manufacturing customers.

Realisation: Stéphane Matteo – platinn 2019


KIF Parechoc supplies shock absorbers, index assemblies, wheel trains, and complete barrels, and performs bar turning (down to 20 mm), milling, gear cutting, burnishing, stamping, and assembly of any watch component. These activities are carried out using different materials for different applications. Brass, steel, stainless steel, nickel silver, and beryllium copper are the most widely used.

Shock absorbers

Shock absorbers are our flagship products. This high-precision unit protects the core of mechanical watch movements. Our experience in the index assembly field has led us to be chosen by the most prestigious watchmakers to develop and manufacture fine adjustment systems resorting to different concepts. We manufacture standard and custom fine adjustment devices alike.

Our mission

Specialized in micro-turning, micro-assembly, Kif Parechoc SA puts its values and its capacity for continuous improvement at the service of its customers and prospects in order to be a partner of choice.

KIF Parechoc SA invests in a virtuous progress approach by having a positive environmental impact, while supporting the development of its employees and by calling upon local or national actors as much as possible.

Our values

RESPECT – Maintaining relationships that aim to preserve the dignity of each person.

COMMUNICATION – Communicating without ambiguity allows us to understand each other without difficulty.

TEAM SPIRIT – Commitment to working with colleagues for the success of the group.

SATISFACTION – The involvement and quality of our work is our KIF










Cyrille Mathieu


CEO since 2012

Experienced micromechanics expert and industrial operations leader in various senior roles in the watch industry

Tel. : +41 21 843 81 56
Mobile : +41 79 894 63 74

Thomas Ciciulla

Sales Director

Sales Director

MBA and engineer by background
Previously Senior Product Manager at Jaeger-LeCoultre and active in the field of watchmaking for more than 15 years

Tel. : +41 21 843 81 06
Mobile : +41 78 613 36 55