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Articles on the subject: Point of View

Point of View
Va Pensiero: mediocritas

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.

Thursday, 08 June 2017
3 min read
Anne Hathaway
Point of View
Anne Hathaway: "Every watch has its context"

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.

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
Davide Traxler, CEO of Eterna
Point of View
KonTiki meets Amazon – the new adventures of Eterna

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.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
5 min read
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Point of View
Kristian Haagen discusses the vintage trend

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.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
8 min read
Point of View
On time and duration

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.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
Al Pacino
Point of View
Al Pacino: "I've always loved watches"

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.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Point of View
Marc Hayek: "We can no longer predict what the future holds"

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.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017
5 min read
Cyrille Vigneron Cartier
Point of View
"Cartier went too far"

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".

Monday, 20 March 2017
4 min read
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