Sharing a teaser today. In March, Hysek will be unveiling a major Grande Complication. The piece has over one thousand components, and is currently being assembled and tested. Hysek CEO (and owner since 2000) Akram Aljord hints that the piece boasts “unprecedented technology”, and is no longer a mere project or technical concept – it has become a reality which represents the most ambitious effort undertaken by the manufacture in over ten years. Stay tuned!
Did You Know?
Hysek was created in 1997 by its eponymous founder. The brand was bought in 2000 by the businessman who is today its CEO, Akram Aljord. Mr. Aljord is a French national born in the Middle East; he then studied architecture at Bordeaux before embarking upon a professional career in the luxury sector. For several years Akram Aljord helped to develop a watchmaking and jewellery group before joining Roger Dubuis, of which he was a shareholder, in 1999, and then moving on to his purchase of Hysek the next year. Hysek touts its creation of the grand complication “Kilada XX-Ray Double Toubillon” in 2004 as the world premier of two tourbillons in a single watch. The brand opened its own manufacture in 2007, whereupon it went on to launch its own tourbillon, its own automatic double tourbillon, as well as many other avante-garde designs and concepts which pushed the boundaries of contemporary watchmaking.