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Horological musings
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Horological musings

Monday, 12 July 2010
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Franco Cologni
President of the FHH Cultural Council

“Talent demands effort, dedication and hours spent perfecting a gesture which, day by day, becomes a gift.”

An entrepreneur at heart, though a man of letters, Franco Cologni was quick to embark on a business career that would lead him to key roles within the Richemont Group.

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The weather forecast is a daily ritual for millions of people. It has nothing to do with premonition; just a simple and rather ordinary announcement of what we can expect the next day, democratically broadcast to all.

How we perceive situations now or to come indeed depends on what’s in the air, a palpable sensation that no less defies definition. These perceptions are also what bond us together in a community of spirit. We often say something is in the air, a sign of the times… and henceforth we cannot ignore the very concept of time, its physical measurement, its inner passing. Meteorology and horology belong to one and the same “climate.”

And so this column talks about what’s in the air; about sovereign time that is both subject and object of fine watchmaking. Far from making predictions, it pinpoints the small details we often omit, the underlying forces we tend to ignore, the peculiarities of a profession… in a word, the clues that reveal what’s “in the air” for watches and watchmaking.

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