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.