Located in Sirnach, Switzerland, close to Lake Constance, Andreas Strehler boasts twenty years as an independent watchmaker whose business model has nothing left to prove. In constant demand as a movement developer and contractor for the industry, he also cultivates exclusivity with the timepieces he crafts under his own name.
What do Pikachu, Super Mario, tattoos, the Titanic and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano have in common? Answer: a provocative and subversive brand by the name of Romain Jerome. Fans are overwhelmingly young and often serious collectors. The lowdown with Chief Executive Manuel Emch at Dubai Watch Week.
He has explored fine watchmaking from every angle, taking care to turn aesthetic conventions upside-down. With his head in the stars, Antoine Preziuso has sailed through the past 35 years with manifold complicated creations that concede nothing to marketing. A dream of watchmaking resonates with freedom and family to underpin his success.
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The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is set to pay homage to two personalities who stood out for their talent and passion in 2015. The “Hommage au Talent” prize has been awarded to freelance enamel artist Anita Porchet, while Co-President of Chopard Karl-Friedrich Scheufele will be acknowledged with the “Hommage à la Passion” award. The 4th annual edition of the awards has been presented yesterday at the Cité du Temps in Geneva.
In Geneva, the brand presented three new watches and revealed its production secrets: pursuing its verticalization strategy and fostering old friendships!
Manufacture Breitling in La Chaux-de-Fonds is a lesson in efficiency and coherent organisation, inside a building that favours the same clean, precise aesthetic as the Pop Art canvases that line the walls. HH Magazine takes a tour.