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.