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Three Questions for the Swatch Group’s Marc A. Hayek

Three Questions for the Swatch Group’s Marc A. Hayek

“The smartwatch subject is an excuse,” claims Marc A. Hayek, head of the Swatch Group’s luxury brands Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz. In this brief interview with WatchTime’s Rüdiger Bucher, Hayek speaks on the watch industry’s future and his brands’ quests for luxury, desirability, and tradition.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ZENITH’S NEW CEO, JULIEN TORNARE

IN CONVERSATION WITH ZENITH’S NEW CEO, JULIEN TORNARE

Tornare, who comes to Zenith after 17 years at Vacheron Constantin, started on May 1st. Listening to him, however, made us feel like he had been with the company much longer. Biver knew of Tornare’s work at Vacheron Constantin, but he didn’t know Tornare himself. After a recommendation from a close friend, Biver ...

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AROUND THE WEB: MEET BRITTANY NICHOLE COX, ANTIQUARIAN HOROLOGIST

AROUND THE WEB: MEET BRITTANY NICHOLE COX, ANTIQUARIAN HOROLOGIST

The world of horology is one of many dichotomies. The opulence of Baselworld and events like it stands in stark contrast to the realities of homegrown and/or artisanal brands devoid of the big marketing bucks (side note: check out this week’s podcast interview with Ian Schon of Schon DSGN if you haven’t done so). And ...

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PARMIGIANI FLEURIER: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL PARMIGIANI

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL PARMIGIANI

Parmigiani Fleurier is a shining example of fine watchmaking and its eponymous founder, Michel Parmigiani, has a wealth of knowledge relating to both historical and modern mechanical timepieces. I have met Michel Parmigiani on previous occasions, however, in this instance, I was afforded the opportunity to formerly ...

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