HYSEK Furtif 44 mm Squelette

The new version of Hysek’s square-case Furtif is powered by a new, 100%-manufacture caliber. Boasting the ultimate in skeletonisation, the piece’s meticulous design and finishings gleam and sparkle as never before. The charbonnage finish on the movement, performed in-house by hand, will make every watch unique.

While it is also to be known as a ‘Furtif’ – a reference to the bevelled-edge geometry characterising the collection – the name is perhaps the only thing this new model has in common with its illustrious forebears: everything else is radically new, bespoke, and created with the aim of producing nothing but unique, customisable timepieces.

HYSEK Furtif 44 mm Squelette Watch with manual wound skeleton movement featuring charbonnage finish

Hysek is probably one of the last remaining fully-independent manufactures to be developing and assembling ‘shaped’ calibers, as they are known. Now almost wholly extinct, these calibers are designed to mirror the shape of the case they are housed in. For the new Furtif 44 mm Squelette, the movement is a perfect square – a design by legendary watchmaker Laurent Besse, who joined the Hysek manufacture in 2018.

HYSEK Furtif 44 mm Squelette Watch square shaped manual wound skeleton movement by watchmaker Laurent Besse

Boasting 172 components and 24 jewels, this new HW34 caliber thus offers a layout optimised for the square proportions of the Furtif with its 44 mm sides. The aim is to achieve total transparency; light passes right through the Furtif 44 Squelette. Each component has been hollowed out as much as is humanly possible without losing its rigidity, so as to allow light to shine right into the heart of the movement – perpetuating Hysek’s characteristically extreme skeletonisation, now one of its hallmarks.

HYSEK Furtif 44 mm Squelette Watch with manual wound skeleton movement featuring charbonnage finish

Connoisseurs will also spot other features that have helped forge the brand’s identity. These include the layout of the 1, 5, 7, and 11 hour markers, serving once again as cardinal points around which the HW34 caliber has been arranged. At 1 o’clock, there is the seconds wheel. At 5 o’clock sits the barrel, providing a 45-hour power reserve. Its bridges, suspended in mid-air, stretch all the way to 7 o’clock And last but by no means least, the escapement is located at 11 o’clock, beating at a rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

The design of each wheel required for this exceptional movement to operate features three double spokes, providing perfect technical and aesthetic balance – as well as being a recurring style signature for Hysek.

HYSEK Furtif 44 mm Squelette Watch with manual wound skeleton movement featuring charbonnage finish

In addition, for this specific model, each bridge of the HW34 movement has been individually designed to add a greater sense of depth to the watch. No fewer than five bridges have been individually crafted: the balance wheel, seconds hand, barrel, centre wheel, and intermediate wheel bridges. The geometry of each is unique, designed specifically with its function and position in mind.

Every single decorative component has been designed exclusively for this model. To ensure the light reveals as rich a composition as possible, Hysek has worked on both the depth and the finish of its movement.

Depth has been attended to by creating many different layers, ranging from the time set mechanism (the deepest, almost invisible from the dial side) to the upper bridge that gives the entire caliber its rigidity. The sense of depth is accentuated by alternating engraved surfaces (such as the minute circle) and relief effects (such as the appliqué hour markers).

HYSEK Furtif 44 mm Squelette Watch with manual wound skeleton movement featuring charbonnage finish

The finish, meanwhile, is a feat of subtle complexity. The aim is to maximise brightness whilst avoiding dazzle. To achieve this, Hysek has chosen a horizontal satin finish for the inner frame of the case (the timepiece does not have a flange), while the bridges have been given a vertical or circular satin finish. The gold hour markers are appliqué, whereas the minute circle is engraved.

The most distinctive feature is visible on the movement’s square chassis, running all around the case: a ‘charcoaled’ finish. The charbonnage technique in question is hardly ever used in watchmaking, but Hysek has chosen to give it pride of place here. It involves applying a stick of a specific type of charcoal, by hand, leaving a unique pattern and forming an extremely soft, gentle abrasion that brings out all the highlights of the surface.

Four different options are available for the painstakingly lengthy and detailed movement finish: anthracite, rhodium-plated, blue, or violet, together with a choice of titanium and gold, titanium and PVD, or titanium cases. Gold, titanium, or titanium/PVD plates will be inserted in the frames.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek calibre HW34
Manual wind
Hours and minutes indicator
« Charcoaled » mainplate
Hand-finished bevelling bridges
Vertical and circular satin finish on the bridges
172 components, including 24 jewels
Minimum power reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 28,800 Vibrations per hour (4 Hz)

Case
Dimensions L 44mm, H 51mm, W 14mm
Square
Rotating lugs
Water resistance 30 meters
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection

Bracelet
Alligator
Hysek fold-over buckle

Price
CHF 23’600.- TTC

Hysek Abyss 44mm Chronograph New Models

After the success of its 2014 make over including blue electric or orange and blue compositions, Hysek brand announces two new proposals for its Abyss collection.

Black and yellow, this new combination is inspired by powerful and nerve-shifting sports. The double yellow marking line is made of veal marquetry, a unique and highly specialized technique consisting in assembling very carefully different pieces of leather according to a precise and seamless pattern. This technique is at the service of a contemporary approach confirming the taste of Hysek for the diversion of know-how to its DNA. The color code is then transferred to the dial, reinforcing the sporty look of the piece.

Dressed« sur mesure » of purple and black, all in elegance, this chronograph tends to impose itself as a staple in the men’s wardrobe. Last visible color of the chromatic spectrum, the violet is here associated with black, for a rendering that offers a deep and inspired perception. The bracelet here offers an original composition, alternating between alligator and calf.

Made in Titanium, the case is characterized by its bezel encrusted with a sapphire disk, all firmly secured by a set of six three-point screws, also become a signature aesthetic Hysek. The comfort offered by the lightness of the material is reinforced by the system of pivoting horns which gives the user a great freedom of movement.

The Abyss 44mm Chronograph is animated by a Swiss Made automatic movement clocked at 28,800 VpH, offering 42 hours of autonomy. Date at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, the 30-minute counter is at 12 o’clock and the 12 o’clock counter at 6 o’clock. These last two are enhanced by a diamond beveled edge to underline the reading of the function.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mechanical
Hour, minute & second
Chronograph
Date at 3 o’clock
170 components
25 jewels
Autonomy: 42h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Size Ø44mm x W14mm
Round shape
Titanium
Sapphire bezel
Swivel lugs
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection

Strap
Leather
Hysek fold-over buckle

Price under request

 

Hysek IO Double Orbitale

The Double Orbitale is the latest addition to Hysek’s IO collection, based on a fully manufacture-made movement: the HW63 caliber.

For this new timepiece, powered by the HW63 manufacture caliber, the minutes display is not powered from the centre: instead, it rotates around the inner edge of the bezel in a module mounted on an external arc, linked to a gear arrangement concealed beneath the bezel. This puts the module in orbit around the outside of the dial, guided by the gear system.

Within the module itself, a broad openwork hand marks out the minutes by pointing towards two central arcs featuring graduations from 05 to 25 and from 35 to 55. True Hysek connoisseurs will spot that the arcs are fixed to the dial at the 1, 5, 7, and 11 positions on the hour track – a nod to one of the firm’s signature touches.

The seconds module is embedded within the minutes module, which thus form a single unit. They rotate around the dial together: hence the “Double Orbitale” name of this IO. The seconds are shown by a hand located beneath the minutes hand. This sweeps over another semi-circular section featuring engraved markers. From a technical point of view, the seconds satellite is geared to the revolutions of the minutes satellite, multiplying them to indicate the seconds.

The piece also features 24 jumping hours at twelve o’clock – another Hysek speciality. The window displaying them opens onto a surface coated with Super-LumiNova, making it easy to read the skeletonised hours at any time of day or night.

From an aesthetic point of view, the design of the minutes and seconds module recalls the bridge used on Hysek’s Kilada line. Previously, this contemporary design also inspired the first tourbillon bridges, when Hysek originally began to develop this kind of complication. It has now become another of the firm’s hallmarks.

The dial will come in two versions that reveal the movement: one openwork, another made from sapphire crystal, bearing a laser engraving of a motif already used by the firm on its IO Manufacture – a stylized representation of a graphite molecule.

The timepiece will be available in the second quarter of 2019, on offer with a 43-millimetre titanium or rose gold case, and fitted with the integrated HW63 manufacture caliber – boasting a 56-hour power reserve and a total of 265 components.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek Calibre HW63
Automatic Mechanical
Jumping Hours at 12 o’clock
Orbitale Minutes & Seconds
Micro-rotor on the back side
Circular brushed Decoration
265 Components
65 Jewels
Autonomy: 50h
Frequency 28’800 VpH

Case
Dimensions: Ø43mm x W10mm
Round shape
18k Rose Gold or Titanium
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflection
Water Resistance: 30m

Dial
Sapphire or Skeletonized dial

Strap
Interchangeable Bracelet
Hysek fold-over buckle

Price on Request

HYSEK

Renowned and highly esteemed for the strong identity of its timepiece creations, Hysek is considered one of the watchmaking industry’s most prominent designers today. By combining visual strength and harmonious lines, Hysek’s design plays with recurring graphic themes, so that the brand has become established in connoisseurs’ memories.

Launched in 1997, HYSEK brand has imposed its avant-gardiste vision within the watch industry as well as its atypical style which heckles and dares the difference. Considered as the most prestigious “designer horloger”, Hysek has gained a significant and prestigious position on the high end of luxury timepieces.

Hysek is synonym of refinement, technicality, quality, singularity and audacity. Its contemporary style reveals minimalist and pure lines. HYSEK timepieces are the result of the harmony of shapes and volumes combined to an extreme search of the detail which convey a very strong and recognizable identity. The elements proper to Hysek concept are the dial displaying the numbers 1-5-7-11 as well as the fold-over buckles, exclusive design to Hysek in a perfect continuity to the case.

The brand has expanded very quickly and in the purpose of establishing its watch making legitimacy, Hysek created its own manufacture in 2007, which placed the company as a major actor of the watch industry. With the presentation of its first tourbillon calibre in 2007, referenced as HW03, Hysek earned its marks and now figures incontestably among the most prominent actors in high horology.

By developing its own mechanical movements featuring both minor and grand complications, Hysek intends to put forth timepieces that are perfectly adapted to their audacious design. Indeed, the principal advantage of industrial independence is the ability to enrich its designers’ graphic palette and liberate them from any constraints imposed by generic movements with fixed parameters. Yet this new approach must also allow for the creation of Hysek timepieces, characterized by their total exclusivity and singular design, which will seduce those discerning individuals eager to express their passions by emphasizing their originality.

Today, the brand creates and manufactures watches, jewellery, writing instruments and accessories. Distributed in more than 50 countries, Hysek can prevail of an international exposure and reputation.

Contact details

MANUFACTURE HYSEK SA
Chemin de la Vignette 1
CH-1167 Lussy-sur-Morges

Website: www.hysek.com

Hysek Kalysta “Joaillerie D’art” Precious Tale

Originally inspired by the grace of the butterfly’s flight, the Kalysta line-up has been built from a compilation of tales, for some exotics and for others wintry. Newcomer in this elegant collection, the Kalysta“Joaillerie d’Art” Precious Tale evokes the metamorphosis of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the Chinese legend’s lovers, in butterflies.

On Kalysta’s bracelet, those two, made of 8 baguette-cut diamonds each, spread their wings in lush foliage of diamonds blossoming on the wrist with an incomparable shine. Playing with the duality of lightness and stiffness, jewellery flexibility and watchmaking structure, Hysek has hemmed this fascinating interlacing of diamonds by two gold ribbons covered with smaller stones, in a snow-setting style.

Those floral scapes are running through Kalysta Joaillerie d’Art’s case and blossom in two vegetal compositions mixing gold petals set with brilliant-cut diamonds or with an astonishing hand-engraved frosty quartz, marquise-shaped diamonds flower buds and a fine foliage in mirror-polished gold. This sparkling dial is housed in a receptacle of feminine proportions (39mm diameter) with sertineige style setting adorned with a mesmerizing arrangement of diamonds of decreasing diameters.

Like the other pieces in the collection, the Kalysta Joailleried’ Art “Precious Tale” uses the HW61 calibre, its exclusive, 100% manufacture automatic movement boasting a 39-hour power reserve. At 12 o’clock, the Kalysta sports a dedicated window to display jumping hours. The minutes, meanwhile, are denoted by means of a blue marquise sapphire that travels around the jewelled bezel to mark out the time. At 3 o’clock, a white gold ring, clad with a double diamond, which swivels on the crown set with a moon-stone cabochon.

The Kalysta “Joailleried’Art” Precious Tale is a unique piece coming in 18K white gold set with 3220 diamonds for a total weight of 19.58 carats. An interchangeable strap system allows the watch to be also worn with a satin or leather strap. Moreover, a brooch, available on request, completes this jewellery set and offers, thanks to the interchangeable system, the option to alternatively convert this adornment into a blazer ornament, a jewellery bracelet or a watch.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek complication HW61
Automatic Mechanical
Jumping Hours
Minutes indicated by a blue sapphire marquise
61 jewels
Autonomy: 39h±3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Size: Ø39mm x W11mm
Round shape
18K white gold
854 “snow-set” diamonds on the case
7 marquises and 794 diamonds set on the dial
Crown set with 2 diamonds and 1 moonstone
Total carat weight 19.58 carats
Water resistance: 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Black metallized sapphire crystal on the back

Strap
Interchangeable bracelet with 16 baguette- and 1549 brilliant-cut diamonds
Ardillon buckle

Price under request

Hysek IO Automatic Manufacture

The new IO Automatic Manufacture watch houses Hysek’s new basic caliber.

The timepiece displays the hours and minutes and features a small seconds hand at 6 o’clock, along with the firm’s signature hallmarks: large, luminous, spear-shaped hands; hour markers at 1, 5, 7, and 11 o’clock only; and highly stylised Arabic numerals – applied on a dial featuring especially intricate motifs.

These motifs draw inspiration from graphite. Its hexagonal molecule, interlinked by a three-way bond, forms a honeycomb pattern whose use here is unique in the world of watchmaking. The IO Automatic Manufacture’s dial thus provides both relief and depth, catching the light in constantly changing fashion.

Experienced collectors will also notice the work done on the lugs. These are made in-house, formed from a solid block. They come in several types of finish (polished, satin, and sand-blasted), providing a degree of creativity rarely seen for this positioning. The same is true of the movement, visible from the rear: each of the components is individually finished, with polishing, rounded angles, pearling, and so on.

Lastly, Hysek has chosen to add a lug infill on its new IO to match the timepiece’s four different types (gold or titanium, 41mm or 43mm). The straps are fitted with spring bars, allowing them to be changed quickly with no tools required.

As for the movement itself, the IO Automatic Manufacture is powered by a real in-house caliber: indeed, with the exception of the spring, the anchor, and the barrel spring, the movement is fully manufacture made. Sporting a total of 145 components, the production and finishes have been optimised to allow a starting price for the finished timepiece of CHF 10,000.

The result is Hysek’s so-called “basic” caliber – a foundational movement for the manufacture, on which it can build multiple collections in the years ahead, adding complications as appropriate. It has taken all of Hysek’s expertise to build this caliber; like all in-house movements, it uses none of the commonest watchmaking shortcuts.

For instance, its winding mechanism uses a micro-rotor rather than a complete oscillating weight. The micro-rotor is an art mastered by Hysek and used on most of its creations; ensuring it performs as well as a traditional rotor is a particularly delicate feat of watchmaking.

The micro-rotor is made from a heavy metal, allowing the IO Automatic Manufacture to boast a power reserve when fully wound of up to 62 hours, despite taking up only a very small space within the movement. This allows the latter to be slimmer, whilst also accommodating the large barrel required for this kind of duration. The micro-rotor will also enable Hysek to leave space in the movement for modular or integrated complications to be added.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek HW31 calibre
Automatic Mechanical
Hour, Minute & Second
Micro-rotor on the back side
Small second at 6 o’clock
145 components
32jewel
Power Reserve: 62 hours ± 3 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph

Case
Dimensions: Ø 43 mm x W10 mm or Ø 41 mm x W9.5 mm
Round shape
18K rose gold or Titanium
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Featuring a honeycomb pattern inspired by the graphite molecule

Strap
Leather strap
Deployment clasp

Hysek Furtif Chronograph Grande Date Limited Edition Titanium and Rose Gold

One of Hysek’s showpieces, the column-wheel chronograph – created, developed and assembled in-house – has made a strong comeback with a new dial that underscore the strong character of this Furtif.

Its HW4057 calibre, comprising 416 components, represents the noblest interpretation of the chronograph with a column wheel to coordinate its functions. Its automatic winding is no longer assigned to an oscillating classical turning point mass, but to a micro-rotor integrated into the movement structure itself. Mastering their classics, the developers of the Manufacture have increased the power of micro-rotor winding combining the one visible on the dial to the one present on the back of the watch.

This calibre, entirely finished by hand, is located in the heart of a titanium and rose gold case, with mobile lugs for better ergonomics and adorned with a sapphire glass screwed into four points to maximize its readability. This timepiece can be worn on hand-sewn alligator strap, closed by a double security fold-over buckle developed exclusively by Hysek Manufacture.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek HW4057 calibre
Automatic mechanical
Glucydur balance
22K Gold micro-rotor on dial side
Côte de Genève finishing
Chronograph with 2 times column wheel
Small second at 9 o’clock
45min-counter at 3 o’clock
416 components
49 jewels
Power Reserve: 45hours ± 3h
Frequency: 28,800 Vph

Case
Dimensions: Ø44mm x H51mm x W16.6mm
Titanium and 18k rose gold
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Water resistance 30 metres

Dial
Multi-level dial, golden indexes

Strap
Alligator strap
Deployment clasp with double security

Other details
Limited edition of 30 pieces
Price on request

Hysek IO Skeleton Central Tourbillon

The new IO Skeleton Central Tourbillon features an entirely different design compared to its predecessor, further highlighting its Central Tourbillon. In this new, limited edition of just 88 pieces, skeletonisation and transparency take pride of place, benefiting from innovative metallisation and openwork techniques.

The HW22 caliber with which the piece is fitted allows the central tourbillon to remain at the heart of its identity. Hysek also painstakingly searched for the perfect way to arrange the hours and minutes around it; indeed, very few watches feature layouts around a central tourbillon, and even fewer use a flying tourbillon do so.

The central tourbillon is the dominant feature in the composition, and very much sets the tone of the piece. Fully visible, without any obstacles, it is hand-finished and features a “flying” design – this means it has a cage held in place only by its lower bridge, with no upper bridge. This rare, authentic Haute Horlogerie complication adds a sense of lightness to the piece, further enhanced by the skeletonisation of the plate.

This exercise in skeletonisation has also been extended to the entire movement. Not satisfied with simply making the components openwork, Hysek has redesigned their shape and location in order to have a caliber that leaves as much room as possible for light to shine through, resulting in a completely new arrangement. Adopting the same approach to the final aesthetic appearance, Hysek has also designed hours and minutes discs that feature their own special openwork, revealing a movement that has been refined to its simplest expression.

A tiered time display is arranged around this flying tourbillon. The time is read intuitively, even as the user’s gaze is naturally drawn towards the tourbillon. The hours window is displayed at 12 o’clock, and denoted by a luminous triangle, the bottom of which opens out naturally towards the minutes. A second luminous marker indicates the 60 minutes as they pass by in rotation.

The architecture of this composition is unique – not only for Hysek, but probably in watchmaking as a whole. Not only that, the hours and minutes discs are fully skeletonised. In an unusual approach, the figures used do not rest on a translucent surface. Instead, they have been cut out one by one, and are literally suspended in mid-air, held in place only at the top. The hours disc is rotated by the outer rim of the piece, while the minutes ring is held in place by the four golden arms forming the structure of the watch.

Connoisseurs of the manufacture will recognise their hallmark positioning at 1, 5, 7 and 11 o’clock–Hysek’s own four cardinal points, used in the layout of most of its creations. To further aid time-telling, Hysek has added still another touch: each figure is coated with blocks of SuperLumiNova, each individually moulded to the nearest micron. The result is a far cry from standard-fare luminous coating added as an additional layer: the technique uses face-fixed blocks, which are denser and produce far better brightness.

For this limited edition of just 88 watches, Hysek has developed an exclusive finish. The aim is to enhance and amplify the tourbillon movement, the entire focus of this new IO. The upper sapphire crystal is decorated with a circular metallisation pattern that appears to emanate directly from the tourbillon, thus heightening its visual impact. To maximise the effect, Hysek has also removed the micro-rotor from its caliber, offering the most unobstructed view possible of the skeletonisation.

At 12 o’clock, Hysek has crafted a bespoke blue section, providing a backdrop against which the minutes stand out in excellent contrast. To maintain a coherent style effect, the same blue is also to be found on each of the 14 blue-tinted screws visible on the dial, in the finest Haute Horlogerie tradition, as well as being used for the “Hysek” name.

The new IO Tourbillon Central Squelette is 45 millimetres in diameter, boasts a 42-hour power reserve, and comes in an 18-carat rose gold case featuring three-clawmark lugs, one of the manufacturer’s signature touches.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek HW22 caliber
Manual wind
Central flying tourbillon
24-hour jumping hours
Circular satin-finish decoration
316 components
65 jewels
Power Reserve: 45 hours ± 3 hours
Frequency 28,800 vph

Case
Dimensions Ø 45mm x W12mm
Round shape
18K rose gold
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Water resistance 30 metres
Skeletonised dial, skeletonised hours and minutes discs, SLN block figures

Strap
Deployment clasp
Alligator strap

Price on request

HYSEK “IO TOURBILLON JOAILLERIE D’ART”

A master in the field of skeletonised watches, Hysek has created a unique high-jewellery watch that combines the arts of diamond setting, skeletonisation and expertise in haute-horlogerie complications like tourbillon.

With this timepiece, Hysek has introduced a new approach to skeletonisation. Not only have movement components been skeletonised to the very limits of their functional strength; the brand has revisited and redesigned the movement itself, reducing it to its lightest possible expression. Rather than merely fashioning openings and engravings, the challenge thus involves taking a fresh, in-depth look at the actual structure of each and every skeletonised movement.

This skeletonisation did, however, raise another challenge when it came to jewel-setting: pavé diamond insets absorb the light rather than letting it through. And so Hysek has adapted its setting techniques. The aim is to “open up” the diamonds, restoring their absolute transparency and further heightening their sparkle. To do so, the manufacture has drawn inspiration from its work on skeletonisation. Not content with simply adjusting the way the diamonds were held in place, Hysek has decided to redesign the whole setting structure, using the same approach as that taken for its skeleton movements.

The result is a concealed setting that is even more sophisticated than the traditional version: not only does it hides the supports themselves, it also leaves the lower parts of each diamond visible, allowing the light to shine unrestrainedly through the baguette diamonds, creating an iridescent sparkle that bathes the entire watch in glory – behold the IO 45 mm Skeleton Tourbillon “Joailleried’Art”.

To highlight this effect, Hysek has covered the dial of its creation with no fewer than three different containers holding a total of 156 baguette diamonds on three different levels, allowing the set jewels to encompass every contour of the HW14 manufacture caliber. Light shines through the sapphire caseback, illuminating the flange, diffused through the bezel, and reflecting off the diamond-covered dial – creating a dazzle of light unimpeded by the slightest obstacle.

For the time being, the IO 45 mm Skeleton Tourbillon “Joailleried’Art” is a unique piece, designed to present the ‘skeletonised jewel setting’ concept. From the watchmaking point of view, Hysek has kept all the main properties of the original manufacture movement. The HW14 caliber is manual wind, dispensing with the need for an oscillating weight – another encumbrance that would have been unsuitable for the IO Skeleton Tourbillon.

The calibre has just 164 components and is fully hand-decorated. Nothing is left to chance in achieving its aesthetic balance. The barrel is located at 7 o’clock, the tourbillon at 11 o’clock. This asymmetrical layout – one of the manufacture’s iconic characteristics – makes a decisive contribution to the IO’s style here, being both unique in watchmaking and overwhelmingly distinctive. Hysek’s iconic 1, 5, 7, and 11 hour markers are all drawn on the inside flange of a bezel-set baguette diamond. The lugs (applied, as befits watchmaking of the highest standard) are also set with baguette diamonds, while the crown is set with six stones plus a seventh rose-cut stone on the tip. In all, the IO 45 mm Skeleton Tourbillon boasts a total of 17.47 carats.

Technical details
Model: HYSEK “IO TOURBILLON JOAILLERIE D’ART”

Setting
537 baguette-cut diamonds
17.47 carats

Movement
Hysek Calibre HW14
Manual winding mechanical movement
Skeleton tourbillon
Hour& minute
Rose des Vents decoration
164 components
17 jewels
Autonomy 77h +/- 3h
Frequency 28’800 VpH

Case
Dimensions: Ø45mm x E11.4mm
Round shape
18k rose gold
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Sunburst metalized back sapphire crystal

Strap
Bracelet in alligator
Hysek fold-over buckle

Hysek IO 42 MM Annual Calendar

Hysek manufacture now introduces a re-designed version of the brand’s first annual calendar model, the IO Annual Calendar.

The new-look IO features a calendar than can mark off all the 30 or 31 days in a month flawlessly; only the month of February will require a manual correction. This particular invention was devised just over twenty years ago, in January 1994. It has now been implemented by several other firms in a fairly conventional, standard way – and so Hysek has revisited it, providing a whole new perspective.

The new IO Annual Calendar does not simply display the date, but rather boasts a Large Date display. Behind this subtle difference lies a complex feat of technical prowess, requiring not one date disc, but two. They have to be perfectly synchronised to jump forwards at midnight, and to do so, they require additional energy resources compared to a single date disc. The major challenge is to deliver this calendar movement without taking an excessive toll on the watch’s power reserve. The IO Annual Calendar achieves this, providing over 44 hours of guaranteed autonomy.

The month display benefits from a highly distinctive aesthetic approach. Generally, a central hand is used to indicate the 12 months, since these fall in naturally with the 12 hour markers on the dial, but to preserve the purity and readability of its creation, the manufacture has eschewed this common solution. Instead, Hysek has opted for a disc-based display – thus adding yet another mobile component calling for masterful energy management. Numbered from 1 to 12, the months are displayed in a dedicated window at 8 o’clock, with the current month indicated by an arrow to prevent any possible misunderstanding.

The entire composition is compellingly audacious, especially its clever play on shapes: a circular dial; arrowhead hands; a large, rectangular double window date display; and months displayed through a comma-shaped window. The sun-brushed dial also features a circular guilloché seconds counter. Very few firms are capable of producing a piece comprising so many different styles that maintains such an air of complete wholeness.

Last but not least, Hysek collectors will note the hours display, in which only the manufacture’s hallmark figures of 1, 5, 7, and 11 are used. At twelve o’clock, the Hysek “H” takes the place of the figure 12, and is also to be found on the crown.

The assembly is housed in a 42-millimetre case complete with the IO collection’s characteristic lugs, each bearing three ‘clawmarks’. Hysek is presently offering two steel variations of the piece, one with a grey dial and black alligator strap, the other with a blue dial and blue alligator strap, each with a fold-over buckle. The Swiss Made calibre, packed with 193 components, is visible through a sapphire crystal caseback.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mechanical
Annual Calendar and Grande Date
Month Counter at 8 o’clock
Small Seconds at 5 o’clock
Côtes de Genève decoration
193 components
30 jewels
Autonomy: 44h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Dimensions: Ø42mm x E12mm
Round shape
Steel
Water resistance 50m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Screwed crown
Silvered or blue sun-brushed dial

Strap
Bracelet in leather or in steel
Hysek fold-over buckle

Hysek Kalysta “Snowflake”

In 2016, Hysek announced Kalysta, its very first fully in-house ladies’ collection; today, the brand has unveiled a Joaillerie version, featuring an innovative style that’s right in keeping with the Hysek spirit.

It took almost twenty years for Hysek manufacture to create its first women’s collection, building on all the technical and aesthetic maturity acquired by the firm over that period. Presented at Baselworld 2016, Kalysta was immediately acclaimed for its intrinsic qualities: a design that’s pure poetry, based on a butterfly and moon theme; a fully in-house movement; and a whole variety of models, offering ladies plenty of choice. Now, Hysek has added one of the most demanding art forms – jewel-setting – to the Kalysta range, with the creation of this jewellery version, “Snowflake”.

The inspiration for this new variation arose from the idea of creating a fitting complement to the original models and their springtime feel. The latter feature a majestic butterfly, hovering over a dial adorned with finely-sculpted floral patterns. Hysek has revisited this theme for the new watch face, allowing it to accommodate unique jewel settings.

The textured pattern features both marquise and round cut diamonds, arranged in concentric circles: the largest stones sit at the centre, gradually decreasing in size towards the edges. The overall design represents a snowflake – one that looks as if it has just settled delicately on the polished mother-of-pearl dial. The delicate tracery consists of several hundred recesses, each enclosing a stone – using either a star setting, in which the stone is held in place by a small grain of soldered metal, or a bezel setting, a technique using a metal ring that fastens and supports the stone from below.

Hysek has implemented this technique to perfection by choosing a snow setting for the Kalysta, using a random scattering of stones that makes each timepiece absolutely unique. The design flashes like flame, the light bouncing off each face of every single diamond at a different angle. As a finishing touch, Hysek has added a final row of diamonds on the underside of the case. Snug against the wrist, these jewels give the wearer the impression of a pavé piece, jewelled in its entirety.

Like the other pieces in the collection, the Kalysta “Snowflake” uses the HW61 manufacture caliber – an automatic movement boasting a 39-hour power reserve, adjusted by means of a crown at 3 o’clock. Hysek has designed the crown in the shape of the Moon, clad with a double diamond; the cabochon is made from authentic moon-stone.

At 12 o’clock the Kalysta sports a dedicated window to display jumping hours. The minutes, meanwhile, are denoted by means of a marquise stone that travels around the jewelled bezel to mark out the time. On the “Snowflake” Haute Joaillerie version, this sapphire is accompanied by a pair of butterflies, each with openwork, mirror-polished wings. The same finish has also been applied to each of the angles, discreetly asserting that Kalysta is very much a work of fine watchmaking, through and through.

The Kalysta “Snowflake” will be available very shortly in four versions, in titanium or rose gold, with diamond or sapphire-and-diamond settings – just 32 pieces are available in all.

Technical details

Movement
JUMPING HOURS MOVEMENT
Hysek complication HW61
Automatic Mechanical
Jumping Hours
Minutes indicated by a Marquise
61 jewels
Autonomy: 39h±3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Size Ø39mm x W11mm
Round shape
18K rose gold or titanium
518 “snow-set” diamonds on the case
60 marquises, 104 diamonds and 75 blue sapphires set on the dial
Crown set with 2 diamonds and 1 moonstone
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Black metallized sapphire crystal on the back

Strap
Interchangeable bracelet in satin or leather
Ardillon buckle

Retail price
Price under request

HYSEK Colossal

Hysek launches “Colossal”, a 100% in-house Grande Complication piece, of which only eight are being made – a perpetual calendar in which every display uses a roller. This Superlative Grande Complication from Hysek boasts over 1,000 components, took three years to develop, and is protected by several patent applications.

Colossal, the most ambitious undertaken by the manufacture in over ten years, is celebrating the Maison’s twentieth anniversary in style – as well as commemorating the tenth anniversary of one of Hysek’s original creations, the Colosso.

Unveiled at Baselworld 2017, the Colossal embodies a disruptive watchmaking vision, bringing together three concepts much beloved of Hysek: Jumping Hours, a Jumping Perpetual Calendar, and a three-dimensional Moon Phase. Together, they bring to life one of the most complex vertical linear displays ever constructed offering one of the most readable Perpetual Calendars around.

Linear displays – especially ones involving a jumping mechanism – are little short of impossible, technically speaking. The main difficulty with displaying hours and minutes has been that of transposing a flat display to the roller-based system. Simply put, this involves transitioning from a circular display using flat gears to a linear display using vertical gears.

One that barrier had been overcome, Hysek then set out to resolve one of the most insidious challenges with roller displays: the shift from 23:59 to 00:00. Logically speaking, the hour unit roller (the “3” in 23:59) should continue on its course to display a 4; but that would end up displaying the non-existent time of 24:00, inevitably followed by 25:00, and so on.

To prevent that, Hysek has developed an exclusive system that is a world first. A few minutes before midnight, the roller discreetly moves backwards from “3” to “9”, so that it can then jump, appropriately enough, to “0” – such that midnight is properly displayed. As the midnight hour approaches, a veritable mechanical ballet worthy of an automaton takes the stage. Arms, levers, and gears move into position so that the two hour discs roll into place simultaneously at midnight, in complete unison.  The spectacular jump is the final outcome of a mechanical process that begins much earlier, ensuring that the show at midnight is perfectly coordinated – and goes off without a hitch. A patent has been filed for the reverse-and-forward roller system.

Occupying as it does a central place in the Colossal’s WH80 caliber, the Moon Phase could hardly content itself with being traditional when all the surrounding complications were so innovative, and indeed developed specifically for this piece.  In this display, the Moon itself is fixed, and encompassed by a cupola in constant rotation. The result is a display comprising two parts: the Moon in the middle and a dome above it. As this dome revolves, it gradually reveals the different phases of the moon. The cupola completes a complete 360° rotation in 29.5 days, with all the regularity of the actual lunar cycle.

This design posed a twofold problem. The first aspect involved actually inventing a Moon Phase of this type in the first place; no such complication had ever been devised. The other aspect of the problem was that the complication does not simply involve a rotating disc but an entire dome. As a result, a suitable ceramic ball bearing system had to be developed.

Colossal also features three other complications: a dual time zone, a power reserve, and a seasonal day-night indicator. Hysek has clad the essential hours, minutes, and calendar complications in black, whilst the other complications are rhodium-plated.  The GMT display takes the form of a disc placed atop the seasonal roller, powered by the vertical shaft on which the roller rotates. This solution saves a considerable amount of space, and is right in keeping with the Colossal’s style codes – without adding any particular mechanical complexity. The GMT complication is exactly the same diameter as the roller, as though the two worked in tandem, whereas in fact they are technically separate.

The power reserve and seasonal day-night indicator are displayed on the side of the watch, through two sapphire crystal windows. This side display is a legacy feature of the Colosso that Hysek is proudly using once again, giving it a new, creative, and more technical lease of life. The display in question also enhances the Colossal’s three-dimensional aspect.

The Colossal is regulated by a flying tourbillon, not least for its aesthetic qualities. The tourbillon cage is assembled on ceramic ball bearings.  For optimum comfort, Hysek has chosen an automatic winding mechanism, featuring a micro-rotor made of platinum. This material is both rare and precious – as well as offering an excellent moment of inertia for its size. In addition, two barrels, arranged side by side, work in parallel, providing a 42-hour power reserve. Winding and unwinding at the same time, they deliver sufficient power to trigger all the functions – especially important when various rollers have to jump forward at the same time.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek HW80 caliber
Patent: CH00375/16
Automatic, mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Hysek Titanium balance wheel
Balance spring: PE4000 alloy
Platinum micro-rotor, offset and decorated by hot-wire cutting
Twin barrels
Autonomy: 45 +/- 3 hours
1080 components
186 jewels
61 bridges
7 ceramic ball bearings

Functions
Roller retrograde jumping hours
Sweeping minutes
Perpetual Calendar with day, date, and month displayed on 4 rollers
Leap year on a disc at 3 o’clock
“Celestial sphere”Moon Phase display
Hand-painted Moon and “celestial sphere”
Dual time zonedisc at 9 o’clock
Power reserve indicator roller at 3 o’clock
Seasonal Day-Night indicator roller at 9 o’clock
Hand-painted numerals on rollers
Rear-mounted flying tourbillon

Case
Size: L57mm x H18mm x W44mm
Material: 18K Rose gold
Arch-shaped sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment
Sapphire crystal sides and back with anti-reflection treatment
Rotating lugs
Single-pusher crown
Water resistance: 30 metres

Availability and price
Limited edition: 8 pieces
Price: on request

Hysek IO 42 mm Power Reserve

With its three hands, date, and power reserve, the IO 42 mm Power Reserve model embodies Hysek’s take on classical watchmaking.

Hysek’s IO collection comprises round, classical-style pieces, featuring traditional watch making’s most emblematic complications: date, moon phase, and chronograph. The new IO 42 mm is the only model to include a power reserve. Formerly available atop a black dial, the piece now has a more contemporary feel thanks to a brighter, livelier electric blue livery.

The new-look sun-brushed dial has polished rhodium-plated hands and appliques that reflect light in all directions. Meanwhile the date display at 12 o’clock features large windows, making it very readable. The time and date are set using a single crown at 3 o’clock, enhanced with a black disc bearing a raised “H” for Hysek.

The power reserve is deployed at 6 o’clock. An imposing yet precise hand with a semi-circular movement displays the watch’s remaining power reserve over 42 hours. Around it, every aspect of the 42 mm steel case is exactly right down to the tiniest detail, with a refined blend of satin and polished parts. The signature lugs that are now one of Hysek’s hallmarks are there, along with another – the distinctive presence of only the 1, 5, 7 and 11 Arabic numeral applique hour markers.

The timepiece is powered by a Swiss Made automatic movement with 22 jewels, visible through the sapphire caseback. The movement has been developed in line with traditional watchmaking style codes, including a Côtes de Genève finish and blued screws. Hysek has opted for a high-frequency caliberboasting 28,800 vibrations per hour, guaranteeing perfect precision. The new IO 42mm Power Reserve sports a blue leather strap.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Mechanical
Power Reserve and Grande Date
Côtes de Genève decoration
87 components
22 jewels
Autonomy: 42h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Dimensions: Ø42mm x E12mm
Round shape
Steel
Water resistance: 50m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection

Dial
Sun-brushed dial

Strap
Alligator strap with  Hysek fold-over buckle

Hysek Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon, New Version

The art of ultra skeletonisation, devised by Hysek, initially focused on combining a tourbillon with skeletoning: outstanding examples include the Verdict Skeleton Double Tourbillon and IO Skeleton Tourbillon lines, in 2014.

However, the foundations of the art were first laid by the Furtif collection. As early as 2008, a first Skeleton Tourbillon model revealed the central themes of what was to become one of Hysek’s style hallmarks: displaying the entire anatomy of its manufacture calibres, creating the impression of a movement driven by little more than a few gears. Rather than laying bare an existing movement, the idea was to start from scratch and devise a calibre destined from the outset to be revealed in full.

Today, the Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon has been reborn, with a new version pushing the boundaries of the concept still further. It’s one of the delightful paradoxes of the Hysek manufacture, and at the same time its great strength: each timepiece is designed to be a crowning achievement – and yet a few years later, it is redesigned and made still better.

The Furtif features a 44mm square case and bevelled sapphire crystals – hence its name, evocative of fluidity and furtive, fleeting lines. The housing comprises a satin titanium case set between the two sapphire crystals, held in place by a titanium and gold superstructure with characteristic swivel lugs. The use of titanium ensures the complex assembly remains lightweight – and is a fitting showcase for the HW15 manufacture calibre.

The Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon presented at Baselworld 2016 includes a number of Hysek developments, taken to extremes never before achieved. Only the barest essentials of the movement are left, with each of the remaining components reduced to its simplest expression.

The Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon therefore boasts everything required by fine watchmaking, and nothing superfluous: a gear train for hours and minutes, a barrel with a48-hour power reserve, and an escapement in the form of a flying tourbillon. These last two components are positioned at 5 and 11 o’clock respectively, locations favoured by Hysek for the resulting aesthetic balance of the watch face.

And that face is none other than the movement itself, set between two sapphire crystals. These crystals are excruciatingly difficult to machine, due to the bevelled edges on each side, and must be drilled through to be secured to the case. This exercise is all the more delicate because of their thickness, adopted by Hysek so as to offer a curved profile that fits snugly on the wrist.

Indeed, the Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon turns out to be complex on many different levels. The case alone comprises 28 components, all hand-finished in accordance with one of two options (rose gold or anthracite PVD), both offering aesthetic harmony with the deep anthracite grey of the movement bridges.

The movement in question boasts 172 components, individually designed and skeletonised to ensure they exude quintessential balance, both functionally and visually. The bevelling, in particular on the many angles, is an outstanding feat of fine watchmaking finishing.

The rotating parts, gear train and tourbillon wheel feature a rose gold finish, creating a constant interplay with the light passing through the case. To further enhance this effect, the rear sapphire crystal has received fine metallic sunburst detailing, naturally reflecting light throughout the entire movement. The overall effect is that of a Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon calibre – suspended in mid-air.

The Furtif Skeleton Tourbillon will be produced in a very exclusive collection of just thirty watches, each sporting a black alligator strap, firmly secured to the case with Hysek’s proprietary swivel lugs.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek Calibre HW15
Manual winding mechanical movement
Skeleton flying tourbillon
Hour & minute
172 components
17 jewels
Autonomy 48h±3h
Frequency 28’800 VpH

Case
Size: L44mm x H 51mm x W14mm
Square case in rose gold and titanium treated black PVD
Square bevelled sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment, screwed on the case
Sapphire crystal back with metalized sunburst decoration
Swivel lugs
Water resistance 30 meters

Strap
Alligator bracelet
Hysek fold-over buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 30 pieces

Price
On request

Hysek Abyss Automatic Tourbillon

The tenth anniversary celebrations of Hysek’s landmark Abyss collection (2005-2015) were scarcely over when the manufacture announced the first models for the next decade: the new Abyss Automatic Tourbillon collection.

Three new models were unveiled at Baselworld 2016. The first has a rose gold case and the second a titanium case, while the third and final version features a case combining rose gold and black PVD. Each of the variations embodies the quintessence of the Hysek style: powerful lines, a bold design, assertive creativity, and particular attention to the smallest detail, with all finishings completed to the highest standards of fine watchmaking.

The new Abyss collection is powered by an automatic tourbillon calibre. The watch’s aesthetic balance is bound up with this regulating component located at 10 o’clock – an unusual position in traditional watchmaking, but one for which Hysek has a predilection, thus asserting its complete creative independence. This is balanced by a double large date disc made from a special aluminium alloy, placed opposite at 2 o’clock. The timepiece also features a power reserve indicator at 7 o’clock.
To highlight the aesthetics of this subtle composition, Hysek has used a sapphire dial, set snugly around the edges of the tourbillon and large date display. The sculpted half-moon-shape sapphire crystal reveals the intimate details of the in-house movement – the HW03A calibre.

The new Abyss models offer breath-taking views of their mechanical innards, powered by a highly skeletonised tourbillon, with a ‘flying’ design to avoid an upper bridge obstructing the view. A large golden balance wheel contrasts with the movement’s anthracite NAC finish.

The crescent-moon-shaped cut-out in the sapphire dial is highlighted by an appliqué arc that links the different functions of the timepiece, reaching from the tourbillon to the power reserve, via the large date display – a unifying feature of the Abyss that provides both aesthetic and technical coherence. The appliqué features a dark grey angle-polished finish, showing off the chamfers – gold- or rhodium-plated, depending on the version.

Purists will delight in spotting all the details of watchmaking art visible throughout the new Abyss. For instance, Hysek is one of the very few manufactures to design and produce its own hands in-house. There are two distinct kinds for the Abyss.

The first is dedicated to the central time display: depending on the case finishes, they are either golden or rhodium-plated, with SuperLumiNova infills. Meanwhile the power reserve hand embodies characteristic attention to detail with genuine 3D sculpting – a contemporary, exclusive design that’s dear to Hysek’s heart.

On the rear, the new Abyss collection boasts a fully skeletonised oscillating weight, borne on ceramic ball bearings by a rhodium-plated 22-carat gold insert sporting Hysek’s five distinctive circular openings. The same motif is also to be found on the manufacture’s proprietary – and legendary – swivel lugs. These are an integral part of the firm’s DNA, ensuring its timepieces always fit snugly on the wrist and providing the last word in comfort. Hysek’s CEO, Mr Akram ALJORD himself, guarantees the individual quality of each of these three editions of 88 timepieces: the sapphire back of each of the new Abyss Automatic Tourbillon watches bears his signature.

Technical details
Movement
Hysek Calibre HW03A
Automatic Mechanical
Flying tourbillon
Hour & minute
Semi-instantaneous Grande Date
Power Reserve indication
467 components
37 jewels
Autonomy: 68h ±3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case
Size: Ø44mm x W15mm
Round shape
Available in 18k rose gold, in titanium or in bicolour (rose gold and black PVD titanium)
Swivel lugs
Bezel in sapphire
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Water resistance: 30m

Dial
Sapphire dial

Strap
Bracelet in leather
Hysek fold-over buckle

Price
Price under request

Hysek – New Abyss Chronograph

Since it first came out in 2005, the Abyss has become a benchmark for new-generation luxury sports watches. With its imposing design, handy complications, high-octane styling and sturdy case, the Abyss soon established itself as one of the fully-independent manufacture’s core timepieces.

The Abyss features all the Hysek hallmarks, including the brand’s distinctive 1, 5, 7 and 11 hour markers. The new Abyss is also a testimony to the exclusive care lavished on each and every detail: applique hour markers, two shades of both blue and orange to ensure optimum readability, and a total of three dial finishes (brushed, sandblasted or snailed) to make the chronograph information easier to read. And to make sure they stand out from the dial, the counters are discretely enhanced with a diamond-cut bevelled edge.

As is now the custom for Hysek, the bezel is made from dark blue sapphire crystal, securely fixed to the case with a set of six tri-point screws – these too have now become part of Hysek’s style signature. A thin blue line runs round the outer edge of the minute track, discreetly echoing the dark blue finish.

To emphasise the sports vocation of the piece, the new Abyss is made wholly from titanium, making it very light on the wrist – and thus providing the wearer with greater freedom of movement.

Meanwhile, to highlight its smart-casual spirit, the timepiece features a brand new strap, available only on this model, in orange Barenia calf leather with two printed blue bands.

True to its technical origins, the new Abyss chronograph is powered by a Swiss Made automatic movement, beating at 28’800 vibrations per hour and boasting a 42-hour power reserve. It is housed in a 44 mm case with swivel lugs – a Hysek development that allows the Abyss to sit comfortably on the wrist.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic Mechanical
Hour, minute & second
Chronograph
Date at 3 o’clock
170 components
25 jewels
Autonomy 42h
Frequency 28’800VpH

Case
Size: Ø44mm x W14mm
Round shape
Titanium
Sapphire bezel
Swivel lugs
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection

Strap
Bracelet in leather
Hysek fold-over buckle

Price
Price under request

Hysek Kalysta

Kalysta is the first collection of precious mechanical watches to be designed and produced by Hysek. It also features a brand-new complication developed by the manufacture –all of which makes Kalysta a major turning-point for the manufacture.

Kalysta is the fruit of a pure aesthetic vision: set jewels. Bearing in mind that women are more sensitive to creative touches than to mechanical sophistication, the manufacture has thought first and foremost in terms of shape, diamonds, brilliance – and emotion.

The resulting collection, Kalysta, embodies this innovative flair: its name means “the fairest”. Beneath its fine apparel, though, Kalysta is powered by an exclusive calibre that redefines refinement and preciousness, without falling prey to stylistic clichés or bland features. The complication designed and produced in-house, does away with traditional hands, offering instead a whole new way of reading the time.

One indication of Hysek’s commitment to Kalysta is Baselworld, where the manufacture has unveiled a bejewelled series of models in rose gold and titanium, all 39mm in diameter; they can be divided into five families.

Kalysta “Exotic Tale”
The first Kalysta model constitutes a family in and of itself – something of a unique specimen. Its white powder-coated dial is protected by a rose gold case, above which a graceful butterfly hovers, delicately spreading its wings over a finely-etched floral motif. Neither engraved nor painted, the butterfly is an appliqué. Hysek opted for this technique as being the only one that really gives the impression of flight.

At 12 o’clock, a delicate window displays the jumping hours. A marquise sapphire travels round the rose gold bezel. Its brilliant red denotes the passing minutes, contrasting nicely with the snow-set bezel, along which it runs – thus providing perfect readability.

The snow setting – Hysek’s main inspiration for the collection –is composed of diamonds of different sizes, resembling stars scattered across the Kalysta’s convex bezel. This apparently random setting is infinitely more complex than regularly-spaced diamonds of equal size, calling for outstanding care when selecting stones – and taking much longer than traditional jewel-setting methods.

The composition is regulated at 3 o’clock by a rose gold crown, specially designed for Kalysta: a gold circle with a diamond moon. A moon-stone cabochon adds the perfect finishing touch to this dreamlike metaphor. The watch comes on a white satin strap.

Kalysta “Heaven’s Tale”
The next two models share a similar mother-of-pearl back; the first is purple, while the second sports blue hues. Both offer one of Kalysta’s major features: a concentric rhodium-plated minute track, highlighting the 1, 5, 7 and 11 hour markers that are the manufacture’s favourite figures. In a subtle juxtaposition of jewels, the minutes are displayed by a diamond on the purple model and by a sapphire on the sky-blue model. They feature the same jumping hour at 12 o’clock, as well as the same snow-set bezel and moon-stone crown, here on a titanium case.

Kalysta “Night’s Tale”
The flight of these four Kalysta Jumping Hours closes with a final butterfly. Draped in black, it features a dial and strap of the same colour, so that the one melds into the other. The highly contrasting appearance of this model releases the diamond butterfly to flyover a dark black satin dial, topped with the same snow-set bezel. To speed the butterfly on its symbolic flight, the epitome of lightness, Hysek has chosen a titanium case – also very light on the wrist.

Kalysta “Twinkling Tale”  
The brilliant snow-set bezel establishes a link with the fourth Kalysta family, in rose gold. Here, the butterfly’s wings are spread, forming two skeletonised Dauphine hands. Set with a variety of diamonds, the minute track highlights Hysek’s four characteristic hour figures. Both white and black versions are available, sporting the same guilloché dial and snow-set bezel.

Kalysta “Sparkling Tale”
The final addition to the Kalysta collection is a series of models featuring a titanium case, boasting dials and straps in black, ivory, blue or purple. Depending on the model, the bezel is set with between one and three rows of diamonds, playing on the rising and falling numbers of stones to create a wave effect.

The dial surface features a motif that is much beloved of Hysek: a fine rosette engraving, enhancing the shine of the diamonds. The straps on all the Kalysta variations are interchangeable.

Technical details
Jumping Hours Movement
Hysek complication HW61
Automatic Mechanical
Jumping Hours
Minutes indicated by a Marquise
61 jewels
Autonomy 39h±3h
Frequency 28’800VpH

Quartz Movement
Hour & minute
Quartz
5 jewels
Frequency 32’768 VpH

Case

Size: Ø39mm x W11mm
Round shape
18K rose gold or titanium
288 “snow-set” diamonds on the case
Crown set with 2 diamonds and 1 moonstone
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Black metallized sapphire crystal on the back

Strap
Interchangeable bracelet in satin or leather
Ardillon buckle

Retail Price
Price under request

Hysek Abyss 44mm Automatic Tourbillon

Both beautiful and technical, the new Abyss boasts a fully hand-finished dial that reveals a manufacture movement crafted to the same high-standard finish as the dial itself. It features the distinctive “Rose des Vents” compass rose finish, housed in a rose gold case with swivelling horns.

The Maison’s new Abyss is designed to reveal its in-house calibre, at the same time as showing off beautifully accomplished detailing. With this twofold appearance, the Abyss Automatic Tourbillon watch appeals both to those with an aesthetic bent and to connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie mechanical movements.

Finding a fresh take on the “three hands and date” timepiece theme is one of the greatest challenges of all; over the centuries, everything seems to have been done already. Accordingly, when Manufacture Hysek takes up the challenge, it does so with all the deference due to great watchmakers – as well as with the clear desire to improve on their work in its own way.

The result is the epitome of the Hysek style: an imposing design, noble materials, a matchless finish and a characteristic style signature. Seasoned watch-lovers will immediately recognize the distinctive position of the hour indicators on the new Abyss Automatic Tourbillon, with the 1 and the 5 clearly visible. In this particular timepiece, the brand’s other two traditional hour indicators – the 7 and 11 –are stepped aside to reveal the automatic tourbillon movement, the HW03A – developed by the manufacture in 2010.

The calibre is regulated by a flying tourbillon positioned at 10 o’clock. Generously skeletonized and with no upper bridge, it turns at the rate of one revolution every sixty seconds. Its broad gold-coloured balance wheel is offset by the dark finish of the movement, drawing the gaze to its hypnotic motion. Above it glide two large gold-coloured hands coated with Super-LumiNova. The hands, manufactured individually at Hysek, ensure the Abyss delivers optimum readability in all circumstances.  There is a third power reserve hand at 7 o’clock. Although more discreet, it nevertheless has its own hexagonal cutout shape, topped by a luminous, skeletonized tip.

This relatively humble, secondary hand demonstrates Hysek’s attention to the tiniest detail and the minutest aspects of the finish. Cutting and polishing it require the most expert talent. The result embodies both Hysek’s knowhow and its identity. Opposite this hand, a slim ‘comma’ set on the dial marks the progress of the 68-hour power reserve.

During rewinding operations, the cutout in the plate allows the user to admire the cogs driven by the crown as they wind up the barrel and reset the timepiece.

The date indicator chosen by Hysek echoes the same ethos. The manufacture was not about to content itself with a mere date disk. Instead, it has opted for a large semi-instant jumping date at 2 o’clock. This genuine complication calls for two synchronized discs – and flawless management of the power delivered by the barrel. Only with these two elements can the date change seamlessly at midnight. This date feature – the most complex in existence – is yet another demonstration of the high standards set by Hysek in order to produce a timepiece that is in every way exemplary.

The date indicator is located on a dial with smooth, curving cutouts, each arching gracefully about the movement and hands. At midday, this subtle outline delineates an additional plate on which the word “Hysek” is engraved in golden letters. A Rose des Vents compass rose finish is fully hand engraved on the dial. The end result is that the Abyss Automatic Tourbillon exudes a deep, profound light.

The overall harmony of the piece is sustained by a 44 mm-diameter pink gold case fitted with Hysek’s distinctive swivelling horns. This unique system allows the Abyss to fit snugly onto any wrist, achieving exactly the right dimensions without being too tight. The case is covered by a sapphire bezel with golden hour indicators. The Abyss features a sapphire glass that shows off the hand finishes on each of the 467 parts to maximum effect. The frame is protected from day-to-day wear and tear by a broad side protection on the left and two crown protectors on the right-hand side.

The Abyss Automatic Tourbillon is available only in a limited edition of 88 pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek Calibre HW03A
Automatic Mechanical
Flying tourbillon
Hour & minute
Semi-instantaneous Grande Date
Power Reserve indication
412 components
36 jewels
Autonomy70h ±2h
Frequency 28’800VpH

Case and dial
Dimensions: Ø44mm x E15mm
Round shape
18k rose gold
Swivelling horns
Bezel in sapphire
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Water resistance 30m
Hand-engraved Rose des Vents dial

Strap
Bracelet in alligator with Hysek fold-over buckle

Retail price
Price under request

Hysek IO 45mm Jumping Hours Tourbillon

Hysek’s IO Jumping Hours Tourbillon is both disruptive and intuitive – a high-flying feat of creativity. With a new, 100% manufacture calibre, its disc display system encompasses a central tourbillon to deliver a brand new way of telling the time, coupled with outstanding technical prowess, and all encapsulated in a rose gold case.

The IO Jumping Hours Tourbillon is a striking, ground-breaking watch even as it uses the oldest of time-display complications. The result is quite simply a unique timepiece, never before seen in the annals of horology that is nevertheless easy to understand.

To pull off this feat, Hysek has used the geometry of its IO to full effect. In the centre of this miniature theatre sits, not a pair of hands, but a tourbillon. Aware that this hypnotic escapement is sure to win the acclaim of all seasoned watch-lovers, the manufacture has let it play the leading role. To complete the visual effect, Hysek has made it a flying tourbillon – meaning that it has no upper bridges – held in place by a ceramic ball bearing fixed to the plate. As a result, the tourbillon appears to be hanging in mid-air, centre stage, focussing all eyes on it. Hysek has also skeletonized the movement to further heighten the sense of depth when contemplating the watch.

The manufacture has showcased this escapement, and created the perfect backdrop for its performance, by the simple expedient of two discs. Echoing the tiered seating in an amphitheatre, Hysek has designed multiple levels of time-telling, arranged in concentric circles – like so many spectators around the main stage occupied by the tourbillon.

The first disc marks minutes. The slim, black circle is engraved in white and has 60 minute markings, remaining as motionless as rapt spectators while a delicate gold-coloured mobile arc runs round the circumference to display the minutes. The hour disc sits above it, graduated over 24 hours. On this broad outer ring, only the hour in progress is fully readable, framed by a pink gold window, while the others are concealed behind an openwork applique motif. Its smooth yet lively outline is accentuated by a black and maroon flange – a combination that provides a clever colour transition from the black disc to the timepiece’s gold finish.

Hysek’s hallmark Rose des vents compass rose finish graces all the bridges and is visible on the back, as well as on the black plate that serves as a dial. Indeed, the IO seeks to break free from convention in every respect – and yet remains consistent down to the tiniest detail.

The IO Jumping Hours Tourbillon is powered by a new automatic calibre, the HW20, wholly designed and produced in the Hysek manufacture. Guaranteeing a 42-hour power reserve, it can be admired through the watch’s sapphire back. The time is set with a single button, located at 3 o’clock. Hysek has developed a specific safety mechanism to prevent any unwelcome incident in the event of the hands accidentally being turned anti-clockwise.

The IO Jumping Hours Tourbillon has 322 parts and comes in a 45 mm case. It will be available in two rose gold versions, the second featuring a gemset bezel. Both will be available in limited editions of 88 pieces.

Technical details
Movement
Hysek Calibre HW20
Automatic Mechanical
Central flying tourbillon
Jumping Hours on 24 hours
Rose des Vents decoration
322 components
48: jewels
Autonomy: 45h +/- 3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø45mm x E11.4mm
Round shape
18k rose gold
Water resistance: 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Black open-worked dial with applique in rose gold
Hysek fold-over buckle
Bracelet in alligator

Retail price   
Price under request

Hysek IO 45mm Chronograph Tourbillon

Featuring a chronograph, automatic tourbillon and double micro-rotor, the new IO takes up multiple challenges in one unique creation. Its minimalist finish focuses on the essence of watchmaking, powered by an ultra-flat manufacture calibre housed in a rose gold case.

The IO Chronograph Tourbillon houses one of the most mechanical complications, the most difficult to produce and yet one of the commonest: the chronograph. What’s more, it’s regulated by the trickiest escapement to create: the tourbillon. And to orchestrate them, one of the most demanding aesthetic approaches has been adopted: the ultra-flat skeleton movement.

Hysek has chosen to reveal the complexity of the chronograph in all its glory. The manufacture has laid bare its mechanism, thus seeking to restore the complication to its rightful place in the watchmaking hierarchy, whereas most timepieces of this type concentrate on performance alone. The Maison has developed an original approach to making this vision reality. Hysek’s IO Chronograph Tourbillon boasts an opal white dial, the workings of which can be viewed only through its three openings – the chronograph, tourbillon and micro-rotor.

At 3 o’clock, the chronograph marks out 45 minutes, drawing attention just as much to the time being measured as to the workings behind it. Hysek has united technical and aesthetic aspects in a single opening, thus endowing the chronograph with a compelling sense of power and coherence.

Hysek has positioned a skeletonized flying tourbillon at 10 o’clock. The choice of this finish is anything but the fruit of chance: echoing the manufacture’s approach to the chronograph, it’s specifically designed to provide dizzying views down into the intricate escapement. This design ethos is similarly present in Hysek’s hand-crafted finishing. The openwork tracery on the tourbillon appears literally to be suspended from a titanium frame, taking the theme of transparency to its apogee.

Hysek has sought to make the 360-part calibre as slim as possible. To achieve this, the manufacture has removed the oscillating weight, making room for the micro-rotor. The ‘double yet continuous’ design of the latter has become a hallmark of the brand. Double, because it has two weights – one beneath the dial and one at the back. The first is made from 22-carat rose gold, the one on the back from platinum. They are continuous, too, because both are located at 6 o’clock and connected by a single shaft. This Hysek invention saves a great deal of space whilst offering winding capabilities as powerful as those of a traditional oscillating weight. As a result, the IO Chronograph Tourbillon has an automatic calibre that is only 13 mm thick – and a 48-hour power reserve.

To clad the piece, Hysek has drawn on the design codes that have forged its identity. At the top of the dial, only the 11 and 1 are shown, just as they are to be found on most of the timepieces ever produced by the manufacture. While the “3-6-8” tri-compax layout is as one would expect, the arrangement of the openings has been completely revisited. The tourbillon is located at 10 o’clock – an unusual position, but one that gives the IO an elegant poise.

Lastly, the manufacture has once again used its Rose des Vents compass rose finish – one of the most delicate to fashion, and completed wholly by hand. Here, it can be discerned on the tourbillon cage and on the plate visible on the dial side beneath the micro-rotor. All the angles and bridges are hand-polished and the surfaces guillocheed. For the colours, Hysek has gone for a sober look, with a 45 mm case made completely from rose gold, mounted on a black or chocolate-coloured alligator strap with a fold-over catch.

The IO Chronograph Tourbillon is available in a limited edition of 88 numbered pieces.

Technical details
Movement
Hysek Calibre HW41
Automatic Mechanical
Flying tourbillon
Hour & minute
Chronograph with 2 times column wheel
Double micro-rotor
Weights in 22K gold and in platinum
45min counter at 3 o’clock
Small second on the tourbillon
Direct-drive in the center
Rose des Vents decoration
358 components
49 jewels
Autonomy: 48h + 3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø45mm x E13mm
Round shape
18k rose gold
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Multi-layered and open-worked dial
Hysek fold-over buckle
Bracelet in alligator

Retail price
Price under request

Hysek IO 45mm Skeleton Tourbillon

Hysek offers a fresh take on its IO Skeleton Tourbillon: an ultra-minimalist manufacture movement, housed in a rose gold case. To go with it, the maison has developed an exclusive use for the two sapphire crystals: on one of the two new versions, the decoration of the watch back extends to the crystal itself, while its twin on the front features engraved hour markers – doing away with the need for a dial.

Launched at BaselWorld 2014, the IO Skeleton Tourbillon dared to combine a broad 49 mm diameter with ultra-minimalist skeletonization. The result was a literally radiant watch with light shining right through it, drawing the gaze to its tourbillon and the finishing on its movement. In 2015, Hysek unveils a new version of this timepiece featuring a new finishing that elevates the radiance of the original watch to an even higher degree.

The IO Skeleton Tourbillon now features a glass back adorned with a guilloché sunburst motif in a metallic finish. This new decoration accentuates the solar effect: light shining through is seemingly refracted by the historic motif of fine watchmaking so that it radiates out from the centre of the IO to its edges, like a sun shining from the central axis of the hands out towards the bezel. This new aesthetic approach endows the timepiece with unprecedented, iridescent breadth and depth, further enhancing its brilliance.

The fresh outpouring of light has also made it possible to concentrate all the beauty of the watch within a smaller circumference: Hysek has chosen to reduce the diameter of the IO Skeleton Tourbillon from 49 mm to 45 mm, making the piece slightly subtler on the wrist, while the visual effect remains as stunning as ever.

 

In addition to the ultra-minimalist version, Hysek has also introduced an alternative in which the sapphire crystal has been engraved with Roman numerals on its inner side. This deceptively simple solution is in fact the epitome of Hysek’s whole philosophy: using the keynotes of traditional watchmaking to create contemporary timepieces.

In the very best age-old tradition, the watch has twelve conventional hour markers – but placed directly on the watch crystal. This modern approach has allowed Hysek to do away with applique features and even the dial – suddenly superfluous in a watch whose vocation is rather to be as pure and ethereal as possible.

On the technical side, Hysek has retained most of the properties of the original manufacture movement. The HW14 manual wind calibre dispenses with the need for an oscillating weight – another unwelcome encumbrance when it comes to the IO Skeleton Tourbillon.

The calibre has just 164 components and is fully hand-decorated. Nothing is left to chance in achieving its aesthetic balance. The barrel is located at 7 o’clock, the tourbillon at 11 o’clock. One of the manufacture’s iconic characteristics, the asymmetrical layout contributes here to the IO’s style being both unique in watchmaking and overwhelmingly distinctive; it could only be a Hysek. Aficionados of fine watchmaking will note the powerful expression of creativity, while connoisseurs of the brand’s early days will instantly recognise its secret signature.

In addition to these exclusive, proprietary touches, Hysek has applied one of its most emblematic finishes to its in-house HW14 calibre, the Rose des Vents. The manufacture is one of the few remaining firms to craft this ‘compass rose’ finish. The watch boasts over three days’ running time, with a guaranteed 74-hour power reserve.

Technical details
Movement
Hysek Calibre HW14
Manual Mechanical
Skeleton tourbillon
Hour & minute
Rose des Vents decoration
164 components
17 jewels
Autonomy: 77h +/- 3h
Frequency: 28’800VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø45mm x E11.4mm
Round shape
18k rose gold
Water resistance: 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection
Sunburst metalized back sapphire crystal
Hysek fold-over buckle
Bracelet in alligator

Retail Price
Price under request

Hysek Abyss Tenth Anniversary Collection

The Abyss has been Hysek’s flagship series chronograph for ten years now. To celebrate, the firm has added four new models that combine gold and titanium, all featuring a sapphire bezel and a case with swivelling horns.

Hysek’s mixed-type collection, in which the chronographs are the most emblematic models, has become a benchmark for new-generation luxury sports watches. With an imposing design featuring complications that are useful in everyday life, an edgy line, and a sturdy case, the Abyss is a watch for the twenty-first century. It came into being when the century was five years old, and has now been with us for a decade.

The Abyss has been a part of Hysek’s history since 2005, with the collection mirroring the growth of the Swiss manufacture itself. Both have gone from strength to strength by staying true to the foundations of their original identity. Ever since, the Abyss has embodied the Hysek style, an enduring demonstration of the fact that a well-designed timepiece can constantly be reinvented, thus transcending fashions, continents, and even the passage of time.

To celebrate this trajectory, Hysek has added three new versions of the emblematic tri-compax chronograph to the Abyss collection, crowned by a fourth, numbered-edition model. They all use rose gold and titanium. The two materials – one noble and the other lightweight and technical – symbolize the twofold vocation of the Abyss as both a sports and a luxury watch.

To ensure the coherence and continuity of its collections, Hysek has based the new models on versions presented in 2014, the Abyss 44 mm Chronograph. They feature the same swivelling horns system developed by the manufacture, allowing the watch to fit naturally on the wrist, with no manual adjustment necessary. The four models also share the same rose gold for the horns and the side protections, at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock, for the crown protector.

Conversely, the variations in the finish focus on the sapphire bezel, available in anthracite, black or gold. The gold finish will have its own, specially designed anniversary plate, with “10th anniversary” engraved beneath the protection at 9 o’clock.

The dial will be available in either anthracite or black PVD. All versions will sport the same titanium case, except for one special variation: full black PVD treatment, adding a little more sense of power and making a particularly striking contrast with the rose gold.

All the models feature a Swiss Made automatic calibre, providing the timepiece with a 42-hour power reserve. The Abyss is designed for daily use, so a date window is located at 3 o’clock, on an expansive 44 mm dial graced by two broad hour/minute hands coated in Super-LumiNova.

Continuing the emphasis on detail and readability, each hand on the chronograph’s seconds, 30-minute and hour counters benefits from the same luminous treatment. A broad, graduated flange boasts luminous five-minute markers, making it possible to tell the time immediately. The alternating polished and brushed areas of the dial finish result in an interplay of light that really brings the Abyss to life.

A single, secured crown is used for all timekeeping adjustments. For the wrist, Hysek offers three types of strap, covering all the various uses of the Abyss: leather; rubber with an additional H-shaped steel insert, emblazoned with the Hysek logo; or a combination of titanium and steel.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Mechanical
Hour, minute & second
Chronograph
Date at 3 o’clock
170 components
25 jewels
Autonomy 42h
Frequency 28’800VpH

Case
Dimensions: Ø44mm x E14mm
Round shape
Titanium and 18k rose gold
Sapphire bezel
Swivelling horns
Water resistance 30m
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection

Strap
Bracelet in leather, rubber with an additional H-shaped steel insert or a combination of titanium and steel
Hysek fold-over buckle

Retail price
Price on request

Hysek Abyss 44mm Chronograph Black PVD

To please sportive mechanical watch enthusiasts, Hysek launches this year, a new version of the famous Abyss Discoverer and highlights its unique artistic creativity as well as its investment in technical innovation.

Adorned with swivelling horns allowing the bracelet to perfectly embrace the wrist, the Abyss 44mm Chronograph bears a black sapphire bezel set on an ultra-light black PVD finish titanium case. Its modern design blends with racy shapes, as well as the practicality of its chronograph functions will seduce today’s active men.

Following its predecessor’s steps, this new model of the Abyss Discoverer flagship collection, features an ingenious system of swivelling horns allowing the bracelet to perfectly embrace the wrist.  The Abyss 44mm Chronograph is dedicated to all sport enthusiasts as the bezel does not indicate anymore the remaining diving time but the minutes escaping surreptitiously.

The evolution of this new Abyss model is characterised by a more technical and sculptural aesthetic; its crown, crown-guard and push buttons made of PVD, are slightly bigger for a more modern touch.

Endowed with a black dial displaying thorough finishings and enhanced by luminescent hands for a perfect readability, this sportive and technical model galvanizes the Abyss collection while maintaining Hysek core identity’s codes.

A self-winding calibre gives life to the Abyss Chronograph’s functions such a direct-drive central hand, a 30 minutes-counter at 12 o’clock and 12 hours-counter at 6 o’clock. A date window at 3 o’clock faces the small seconds counter and complements the whole item perfectly

Available also titanium with a black or an ocean blue bezel and dial, the Abyss 44mm chronograph is worn either on a black rubber bracelet with an H insert or on a leather bracelet.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical automatic
Chronograph
Hour, minute & second
Date at 3 o’clock
170 components
25 Jewels
Autonomy: 42h
Frequency: 28’800 VpH

Case
Size: Ø 44mm, W14mm, L65mm
Round shape
Titanium with black PVD finish
Water resistance 30m
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection
Black dial with Superluminova hour-markers
Swivelling horns

Strap
Hysek fold-over buckle in PVD
Bracelet in black leather or rubber with H insert

Price on request

JORG HYSEK X – RAY

Introduced in 2003, the X – Ray model by Jorg Hysek marks a true success from both the technical and the aesthetic angle, right down to the finest details. Alongside a sophisticated, cambered case, the designer has given the entire movement a contemporary, high-tech look, including the bridges, gears and tourbillon cage.

A tinted sapphire crystal dial with an opening above the tourbillon subtly reveals the very heart of this creation. The hand wound mechanical tourbillon movement of this limited edition (ten watches per year) timepiece is meticulously hand decorated and engraved. It delivers a power reserve up to 100 hours.

JORG HYSEK X - RAY watch with hand wound mechanical tourbillon movement

Technical details

Movement
Hand-wound mechanical
Tourbillon, hand-decorated and engraved
100-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
750 (18C) white gold
Sapphire crystal and back

Dial
Tinted sapphire crystal, opening for the tourbillon

Strap
Black rubber, double clasp in gold

HYSEK Verdict 46mm Double Tourbillon Sapphire Dial

Swiss luxury watch maker Hysek unveils a new stunning variation of its famous Verdict Double Tourbillon. This timepiece entirely conceived within Manufacture Hysek will surprise more than one watchmaking adept thanks to its calibre’s technicality delicately blended within the case’s aesthetical and elegant curves.

Proof of the Manufacture’s experience, uniting watchmaking knowledge with audacious creativity, this new Verdict Double Tourbillon displays an amazing sapphire dial whose blue unpredictable reflections reveal simultaneously the watch’s heart beating and gently contrasts with the polished surfaces of the case.

This automatic double tourbillon conceived and thoroughly assembled by the master watchmakers of Manufacture Hysek, hosts 331 components. Both tourbillons, independent one from the other, are coupled by means of a differential gearing mechanism. The watch’s rate is thus the average of the rate of both tourbillons, which means that it is twice as precise as a traditional movement while conferring an exclusive and prestigious touch to the watch. This translucent mechanical orchestration is revealed through both side of the case.

Hysek’s never ending quest for details has led the manufacture to adorn this caliber with sought-after handmade finishing such as Rose des Vents pattern on the movement plate. Moreover, Hysek’s has endowed this timepiece with an aperture at 1 o’clock, to provide a comfortable reading of the date, as well as with a double micro-rotor, placed at 10 o’clock, to increase the winding power of the mechanism.

Displaying an extraordinary internal choreography, this technical work of art will seduce watchmaking complications enthusiasts as well as connoisseurs. The Verdict 46mm Double Tourbillon is available in a limited number of 8 pieces.

Technical details
Movement
Hysek Calibre HW06 Mechanic Automatic
Hour-Minute
Double Tourbillon
Double Micro-Rotor
Weight on the dial side in 22K gold and in platinum on the back side
Date at 1 o’clock
Rose Des Vents decoration and circular graining patterns
331 components
Size of the tourbillon’s cage: Ø12.5mm
1 rd/minute
44 jewels
Autonomy 45H +/- 2H
Frequency 28 800 VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø46mm x E13mm, L63mm
Round case in rose gold
Alternation of satin-brushed and polished finishing
Openworked blue shaded sapphire dial
Sapphire with anti-reflection
Water resistance: 30 meters
Bracelet in alligator
Hysek fold-over buckle
Limited edition 8 pieces
Serial number on the case’s side at 9 o’clock
Price: on request

HYSEK IO Classique 36mm Automatic

A romantic and classic version of the IO collection, this new HYSEK creation will seduce ladies looking for a refine and elegant watch, by the sobriety of its design and its meticulous finishings.

Playing with a black and white contrast as well as that of gold and diamonds, the new IO presents a sun brushed dial whose luminous and silvery reflections enhance the value of the thin and gracious hands. Flamboyant, the indexes are adorned with a diamond and give rhythm to the precious running time.

A hymn to the beauty of women, the new IO is a pure jewel; 84 sparkling diamonds inserted on the bezel as well as 99 diamonds on the dial make this eminently feminine time-keeper shine with a thousand sparkling lights. The thin rose gold case contains in its core an automatic movement, the complication of which, as well as its delicate finishings, can be entirely admired at the back, thanks to a sapphire glass. Sober but cheerful, the new IO can be fixed on a black alligator strap, white, light blue or orange.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical Automatic
Hour & minute
Date at 3 o’clock
Autonomy: 42h
Frequency: 28’800 VpH

Case, Dial and Strap
Size: Ø43mm x W8mm
Round shape
Rose gold 18k
Water resistance 30m
Silvered sun-brushed dial
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection
99 Diamonds on the dial
84 Diamonds on the bezel
Ardillon buckle
Bracelet in alligator
Price: on request

HYSEK IO Skeleton Tourbillon 49mm

The IO Skeleton Tourbillion marks a definite evolution of the HYSEK IO line. The codes on which was founded the collection; an audaciously designed case, classic yet modern, boosted by ample circular curves are blended henceforth with a strong desire of purity.

« Oversized », the new IO offers a generous translucent dial allowing to admire its totally skeletonized calibre. Eminently romantic and aerial, this new model of the IO line, distinguishes itself from previous creations of this collection.

Confined in a set of layered sapphire glasses, the manufactured calibre seems to hang above the emptiness thus projecting in levitation the pieces of which it is composed. Proof of Manufacture Hysek’s unique creativity, this extraordinary timepiece in rose gold is brought to move by an automatic tourbillon as well as a calibre made up of 183 components and delicately adorned with a Rose des Vents pattern.

Just like a rain of twinkling stars, the flange entirely set with diamonds, dominates the unveiled mechanism. And yet comes another technical achievement: every time the crown is wound up, the flange ingeniously fills with life and gravitates around the mechanism while making its 90 black diamonds setting dance, illustrating the endless minutes’ run in the hour. Suspended in time and in space, the index 1-5-7-11 specific to the brand, languorously give rhythm to the time that passes away. Ethereal and transparent, the dial traps precious diamond dust, like the infinite number of stars that fill the sky.

To please mechanical complications enthusiasts, Hysek has also launched an uncluttered version, characterized by the delicacy of a case proudly unveiling its extremely precise skeleton movement from which only the most essential components have been retained.

Larger and finer than the previous IO creations, the new IO Skeleton, will seduce the connoisseurs by its sober characteristics, uncluttered and fundamentally differentiator.

The IO 49mm Skeleton Tourbillon is available in a limited series of 8 pieces.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre Hysek HW12
Manual Mechanical
Hour & minute
Skeleton tourbillon
Tourbillon’s cage in titanium, size: Ø12.5mm
1 rd/minute
Rotating flange set with 90 black diamonds
Rose Des Vents decoration
183 components
17 jewels
Autonomy 80h +/- 3h
Frequency 28 800 VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø49mm x E12.5mm
Round shape
Rose gold 18k
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection
Water resistance 30m
Bracelet in alligator or in calf leather
Hysek fold-over buckle
Limited edition
Serial number engraved on the case’s back at 6 o’clock
Price: on request

HYSEK Verdict 46mm Skeleton Double Tourbillon

Strongly committed to streamline its movements’ architecture to give them an extreme uncluttered style, Hysek has reinvented its double tourbillon in a skeletonized and totally transparent timepiece revealing the most essential components of the calibre as a proof of the prodigy of its craftsmen.

In the new HYSEK Verdict 46mm Skeleton Double Tourbillon , two sapphire glasses enclose a pure mechanical spectacle thanks to a moving calibre whose most essential components have been kept.

The mysterious interaction of wheels, springs, levers instilling life to the watch are brought to light as well as two independent beating tourbillons providing a better precision to the mechanism. To reach such a level of virtuosity and dexterity requires an outstanding watchmaking and artistic know-how as well as unlimited patience, proper to Hysek. As a proof of guarantee, the signature Hysek is metallized on the sapphire glass.

Each calibre’s components were thoroughly finished by hand, their curved volumes unveiling themselves as delicate watermarks highlighted by the reflexion of the light’s majestic dancing along their fine polished angles. The interplay of the matter, represented by the mechanism’s pieces and the emptiness of the sapphires, contrasts with the watch’s indexes which seem hanging in the space while dominating languorously the hands’ passing of the precious time escaping.

Honouring ancestral watchmaking technical traditions, this masterpiece in rose gold will seduce prestigious watches enthusiasts. The 46 mm Verdict Double Tourbillon model is produced in a limited edition of 8 pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Hysek Calibre HW11
Manual Mechanical
Hour-Minute
Double Tourbillon
Rose Des Vents decoration
Size of a tourbillion’s cage: Ø12.5mm
1 rd/minute
219 components
36 jewels
Autonomy: 48H +/- 2H
Frequency: 28 800 VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø46mm x E13mm, L63mm
Round shape
Rose Gold 18k
Alternation of satin-brushed and polished finishing
Sapphire glass with anti-reflection
Water resistance: 30 meters
Bracelet in alligator
Hysek fold-over buckle
Limited edition: 8 pieces
Serial number engraved on the case’s side at 9 o’clock
Price: on request

HYSEK Verdict 45mm Tourbillon PVD Black

This year, HYSEK adorn the Verdict Tourbillon with elegant dark shady colours. Impressive with its 45mm diameter, the case in PVD presents a subtle blend of black and anthracite, as well as a finish alternating polish and satiny surfaces, thus highlighting the colourful sparkling and mysterious hues of its sapphire dial, displaying at random, blue and gold reflections.

A prestigious flying tourbillon conceived and developed in the heart of the manufacture bedecks the dial at 10 o’clock, seeming to taunt the mechanism that unveils itself through the unpredictable sapphire reflections. This automatic movement is made of 345 components meticulously handcrafted with fine and precise finishings: a proof of Hysek watchmakers’ skills.

This new timepiece, with its strong design and rebellious look, is bound to please demanding men, looking for exceptional pieces. The Black Verdict 45 mm Tourbillon is worn with a black alligator watchband.

Technical details
Movement
Hysek Calibre HW03B
Mechanical Automatic
Hour & minute
Grande Date at 2 o’clock
Flying tourbillon 1 rd/minute, cage’s size:  Ø14mm
Finishings: circular graining patterns
345 components
30 jewels
Autonomy 68H +/- 3H
Frequency 28 800 VpH

Case
Dimensions: Ø45mm x E13mm x L63mm
Round shape
Titanium treated in black PVD
Openworked dial with vertical guilloché decorations and half-moon sapphire with blue shades
Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection
Water resistance 30m

Strap
Bracelet in alligator
Hysek fold-over buckle

Edition
Limited edition 8 pieces
Serial number engraved on the case’s side at 9 o’clock

Price
Price on request

HYSEK IO Grande Classique 43mm Automatic Limited Edition

Sober and discrete variation of IO previous creations, the new IO Grande Classique returns to classicism and watchmaking traditions. This new 2014 model combines the simplicity of the dial to the fineness of its case and will appeal to fans of parts of a serene and refined elegance.

The simple lines of the IO collection reflect the desire of the Manufacture Hysek emphasize its watchmaking expertise as well as creativity. The painstaking work of flange subtly emphasizing the timer and the unique shape of its index is the proof. The silver sun-brushed dial and the hour and minute hands are accented with a touch of black echoing alligator strap. The date window at 3’o clock of the dial gives further elegance to this classic yet contemporary timepiece. The pink gold case of IO Grande Classique houses a automatic movement which is visible through the semi- transparent sapphire crystal.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Mechanical
Hour – Minute
Date at 3 o’clock
Autonomy 42h
Frequency 28,800 VpH

Case, dial and strap
Dimensions: Ø43mm x E8mm
Round
Pink Gold
Silver sun-brushed dial
Water resistance: 30 meters
Alligator strap

Availability
Limited Edition: 8 pieces
Price on request