A mere three letters separate the ancients' mediocritas from today's mediocrity. And yet the two are worlds apart. Examples of mediocre individuals at the head of major companies are legion. And the luxury sector hasn't been spared.
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One of Hollywood's most bankable actresses, Anne Hathaway is capable of playing any role. For her, a watch is more than just an accessory.
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Eterna's newly minted CEO Davide Traxler has shattered a taboo by striking a deal that makes Amazon an official retailer. At Baselworld, the brand introduced the KonTiki Bronze Manufacture, positioned at a (genuinely) unbeatable price. Interview.
Kristian Haagen is a man who needs little introduction. Since his first piece was published in a national newspaper way back in 1998 he has carved himself a name with Fine Watchmaking as a true expert. A journalist and writer, a speaker, an auction consultant and one of our favourite influencers, we couldn’t think of anyone better to discuss the vintage trend currently sweeping the world of watches.
Hermès' "L’heure impatiente" complication confronts us with another, more philosophical complexity: the distinction between time as we experience it and time measured by clocks.
A neatly-trimmed beard, jet-black hair, a voice chiselled by an overindulgence of cigarettes and pure malt. Who are we talking to? Who else but Al Pacino.
Speaking in Baselworld, Marc Hayek, CEO of Breguet, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz, takes stock of "his" brands in what is still a challenging environment for the Swiss watch industry. Interview.
Panthère and Drive are the new faces of Cartier in time measurement. A jeweller at heart with watchmaking coming later, the brand is refocusing on its founding tenets and addressing ladies first. Men won't be forgotten, but this new approach sees Cartier take on its mantle as a "women's brand".