Aristo was founded in 1907 by Julius Epple in Pforzheim, a jewelry and watch making city in Black Forrest, Germany. Aristo produced timepieces for the next three generations. Today Aristo Timepieces has joined forces with Ernst Vollmer, Vollmer Watch, and they are combining their efforts now under a single company, Aristo Vollmer GmbH. Aristo today manufactures mechanical and automatic classic and military inspired watches with cases and bracelets from the parent company Ernst Vollmer GmbH & Co. All automatic movements used in Aristo watches are primarily from ETA, Switzerland. This makes for a perfect combination of German designed and manufactured cases and bracelets with high quality automatic or mechanical movements.