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.
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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.
It seems there is always someone doing their level best to pit Baselworld and SIHH one against the other. As though these two fine initiatives were opposites that could never attract... when for the past 28 years they have coexisted on perfectly good terms, each having "just about" found its market and its audience. And it's this "just about" that should be occupying our thoughts.
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With 10-plus years as an economist and marcom professional in the IT and energy sectors, but driven by the monkeys inside, Eszter Faykiss brought her passion-project Loupiosity to life. Since then, Loupiosity has been exploring fine watchmaking, jewellery and art through its own experiences.
The e-commerce website QoQa, in conjunction with ArtyA founder Yvan Arpa, recently ran an offer of "luxury" watches. Each featured a plate made from five melted-down Fine Watches which, by some form of transfer, supposedly gives them identical status. A line customers were happy to believe.