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.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Chopard Manufacture and the 40th birthday of the Happy Diamonds watch. An interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of a brand that has earned its place at mechanical watchmaking's top table.
Fine Watchmaking is often accused of sidelining women, even though the other half of the sky – to borrow a famous Chinese metaphor – is an essential interlocutor for stakeholders across the board. Women are consistently more attentive to watches, be they precious or complicated. In managerial positions, they know how to provide important and decisive direction.
John Travolta has never missed a beat. From the king of the dancefloor in "Saturday Night Fever" to king of gangsters in "Pulp Fiction", everything this flying enthusiast touches turns to gold. An encounter with a pilot-actor who's never been afraid to aim high.
Last February 18th, in one of my "Points of View" for HH Journal, I ventured a prudent but certainly reasonable forecast of CHF 21 billion for Swiss watch exports in 2015, based on figures published by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH). A result ultimately in line with the worldwide inflation rate. If my memory serves me well, other specialists, brands and analysts appeared more optimistic. None, however, predicted the sudden change in watchmaking's clement skies, brought on by the socio-economic droughts, hurricanes, floods, tornados and tsunamis that happened over the course of the recently ended year.
Ambassador for Montblanc and Qantas, the Australian star is clearly at home surfing time zones. Interview with an actor who keeps life and career firmly on track.