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.
The ultimate reference, Fine Watchmaking remained a vague idea for too long. The role of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie was to provide the necessary clarifications. This is mission accomplished, with the White Paper that defines this singular environment and the brands within it.
At the head of Harry Winston, Nayla Hayek, who also chairs the board of directors at Swatch Group, talks about progress made since the brand was taken over by the Biel-based group, and future focus.
Watchmaking is about talent and passion. It is also about individuals. And while it is often accused of being a man's world, this year's "Hommage au Talent" award goes to a woman, Anita Porchet. The "Hommage à la Passion" award is presented to Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.
For almost 60 years, he has given us his unique world view in 24 frames per second, and some of the best movies ever. A college dropout who got his first paid writing gig at 15, Woody Allen has never let life hold him back.
Since taking on the caped crusader's spandex suit, this man of steel with muscles as resistant as any dive watch has fast-tracked his way to Hollywood fame. An interview with Henry Cavill, the British star who no longer has a minute to himself.