However, having gone his own way under the brand Czapek & Cie, the watchmaker also managed to leave a notable mark in history of the craft, get the title of official supplier of several royal courts, open stores in Paris, Geneva and Warsaw and write a fundamental work on watchmaking. However, there are no chronicles of Czapek’s fate after the late 60-s of the XIX century, only that he had no heirs.
The brand’s revival turned out extremely romantic. Czapek rose from the ashes with the help of a crowd funding campaign among watch collectors. The first piece from the Quai des Bergues collection, inspired by one of František’s pocket watch and combining the power reserve and the day of the week indicators in one subdial was awarded the public prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2016. Since then the company has released Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu with a tourbillon and a second time zone, as well as Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph.