KIENZLE is founded in 1822 in Schwenningen by Johannes Schlenker. From 1897 on Jakob Kienzle becomes sole owner and also the name of the company changes after some time into today's notation KIENZLE. But not only the watch production is continuously extended and modernised. The international activities are also steadily enlarged. In the following years branches in Milan, Paris and London are established. In 1900 KIENZLE launches the time stamp clock on the market, followed by inexpensive pocket watches, travelling clocks and wristwatches for ladies. At the end of the nineteen-thirties KIENZLE starts the fabrication of two table clocks in the upper price segment: the Zodiac Clock and the World Time Clock. After the Second World War the track record of KIENZLE goes on again with established articles and new products like a parking meter equipped with the latest technology. In the sixties and seventies KIENZLE becomes market leader in Germany. 1972 the first solar watch named "Heliomat" is produced as well as the first quartz movements. In the following years KIENZLE is the first company to present a quartz travel alarm clock.