The brand, the only watch manufacturer remaining in Geneva, is also one of the few to control nearly the entire production process.
Carole Forestier-Kasapi, one of the few female master watchmakers, has led the house into a new realm of imaginative and intuitive haute horlogerie.
Despite the vogue among prestige manufacturers for thin, classic timepieces, the brash, oversize sports style remains a top seller.
In the late 18th and 19th centuries, Swiss watchmakers were making enameled pocket watches especially for the Chinese market.
Robert & Fils 1630, which sprang from 11 generations of watchmakers, has taken inspiration from the art of its ancestor.
Hysek hopes its new watch is the missing link for a tech-savvy demographic used to getting the time from a smartphone or tablet device.
Caught up in legal wrangles since 2007, the specialist watch auctioneer Antiquorum and its founder, Osvaldo Patrizzi, had a hard year.
This year, several watchmakers, like those at Richard Mille and Piaget, have been working to slim down their tourbillons.
As the market for luxury watches grows in Asia, companies are proudly offering their own models made entirely in China.