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Articles on the subject: Point of View

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Franco Cologni
Point of View
With Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, I have lost a friend

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.

Friday, 04 December 2020
3 min read
Apprenti-sorcier
Point of View
When a wise old head replaces young shoulders

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.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019
3 min read
jacques_duchene
Point of View
In honour of merit

A few days after Jacques Duchêne passed away, I searched various print and online newspapers for articles on this truly exceptional personality in Swiss watchmaking. And was surprised by how little I found. As though a career spanning several decades could be written in the sand when he left us pages that are carved in the stone of an era. And so I would like to briefly remember him here.

Thursday, 26 March 2015
2 min read
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Point of View
Omega, onwards and upwards

As Baselworld opens, Omega Chief Executive Stephen Urquhart talked to Migros Magazine about the upwardly mobile brand, which has price points between CHF 6,000 and 9,000, and produces 500,000 Co-Axial movements a year.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015
3 min read
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tiresias-giulio-carpioni
Point of View
2015 Forecasts

Each month, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) compiles and publishes a review of Swiss watch exports. In addition to the summary made available to the general public, the Federation's members are able to refine these figures based on a range of criteria. These statistics are put together by the Federation from data supplied by the Swiss federal customs authority. Hence there can be no doubting the reliability or origin of these figures.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015
2 min read
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Point of View
Long live freedom

Once upon a time there was the Poinçon de Genève, a hallmark introduced in 1886 and already intended as an effective measure against counterfeiting. Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (the famous COSC), which certifies the precision of Swiss watches that meet its criteria, dates from 1973 in its present form.

Thursday, 22 January 2015
2 min read
richard-mille
Point of View
"Exceptional" results for Richard Mille

For the second consecutive year, Richard Mille travelled to Hong Kong as one of the exhibitors at Watches&Wonders; a chance to catch up with the founder and CEO of the brand.

Friday, 19 December 2014
3 min read
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Point of View
The secrets of Bulgari watch design

The illustrious jeweller has developed a distinctive style for its watch collections. Rooted in pure lines and a rationalistic approach, it is no less joyful and convivial, like the Italians themselves.

Friday, 12 December 2014
Louis Nardin
3 min read
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