Founded in 1822 by Austrian watchmaker Carl Suchy, the family enterprise soon became the most important watchmaking company of the Habsburg Monarchy, catering to the likes of Emperor Franz Joseph I, Empress Sisi and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

Carl Suchy & Söhne’s products, which were produced in their workshops in Vienna and Prague as well as a pocket watch factory in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, were sold internationally. With the demise of the Habsburg Empire, the official „Watch Purveyor to the Royal and Imperial Court“ disappeared. In 2017, Austria’s imperial luxury watch was revived. Honoring its legacy, the brand still combines Viennese elegance with highest Swiss  watchmaking skills.


Carl Suchy Jr. attending the 20th wedding anniversary procession of Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife Elisabeth (Sisi) in 1879.




Robert Punkenhofer, co-owner of Carl Suchy & Söhne since 2017, is an internationally renowned art and design expert. He is responsible for more than 100 exhibitions and special projects on three continents, amongst others the Mur Island with artist Vito Acconci for Graz (in his home country Austria), the Vienna Art Week, and Austria´s participation at the World Fairs in Aichi, Japan, Zaragossa, Spain, and Shanghai, China.



Marc Jenni, is an independent watchmaker and former member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI). After his apprenticeship with the independent watchmaker Paul Gerber (Prix Gaïa in 2007), he worked for 10 years at Tiffany & Co. in New-York and Switzerland. In 2010 he co-founded the watchmaking and consulting company Nobletime.



Miloš Ristin studied at the renowned design school ECAL in Lausanne. His calm objects combine cutting-edge technology with an appreciation for traditional craftsmanship. Ristin lives and works in Switzerland.



Reinhard Steger is an Austrian designer, web designer and co-founder of the design studio Proxi. He also worked for the Goethe Institut and the Spanish Pavillon of the Venice Biennale.

Romana Ressl

Brand Director

 Romana Ressl, watch aficionada and master watchmaker. She started her professional career with renowned Viennese jewelers. After seven years of self-employment with her own workshop, she worked for Montblanc as an international trainer and boutique manager, from where she moved to Zenith as International Sales Director. She was then Boutique Manager of the Glashütte Original store in Vienna. 664 927 9527



Operational Management

After having studied in the Netherlands and London, Salomea Krobath returned to Vienna. She joined Carl Suchy & Söhne in the very beginning of the relaunch.
Please contact her for appointments, press requests, and other queries. 660 75 24 331

Hannah Doppel

Brand Manager

Hannah Doppel studied International Relations in Vienna and Milan. Through organizing and managing a number of cultural events and art fairs, her focus lays on communication and strategic innovation. 699 118 044 83