The call from Olivier Revol, chef de cabinet to the former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, hit me like a thunderbolt in a blue sky. The President has passed away. I knew he had not been in the best of health recently; that he had been admitted to hospital with heart problems. I’d called to wish him a speedy recovery and found him as brilliant as ever. He had until then enjoyed enviably good health for his 94 years, but not enough to resist the ravages of Covid.
Articles on the subject: Point of View
I know technology has transformed every area of our lives and work. These changes will probably be even harder to control. Which is precisely why, more than ever, we need the old sorcerers to work their magic.
She is the queen of lingerie, the fairy godmother of luscious lace who for more than forty years has been putting elegance and oomph into top drawers. Chantal Thomass is also helping pick the winners of this year's Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. With just a few days to go before the big reveal, she talks about what time and watches mean to her, and why for once she's more concerned with what's on top rather than underneath…
Luxury and influence have long been intertwined. Within social media, few individuals succeed in reshaping self-identity and behaviour of online consumers. With ‘Tastemakers’, we aim to uncover these new authorities, whether they are creators or ‘coolhunters’. Today, we welcome Herdiana Surachman, creator of Deluxshionist.
She wowed as the James Bond Girl with the dynamite eyes in Casino Royale. As a witch, she grappled with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. Now Eva Green is reunited with the director in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. She tells us why she never wears a watch.
Aurélie Branchini and Masaki Kanazawa are both restorers of antique clocks and watches at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, under Daniel Curtit.
In the years when it seemed Swiss watchmaking could do no wrong, the Maisons listened only to their ego and turned a deaf ear to their most precious asset: their identity. Now that times are hard, the ego's echo is making itself heard.
An icon among TAG Heuer watches, the totemic racing chronograph, as worn by the legends of Formula 1, will be revealed in its latest version at Baselworld 2017. But what lies beneath a re-issue that is engineered to appeal to our emotions?