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Va'pensiero

Chaises-musicales-cover
Point of View
Musical chairs

All those who have never heard of Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author", raise your hand. That's quite a show of hands! Where is this going? I'll explain...

Tuesday, 12 November 2019
4 min read
Les-9-muses_FHH
Point of View
The eleventh Muse

We know the Olympian gods were unpredictable, unreliable, presumptuous, easily offended and quarrelsome, but they must also have had a deep appreciation of the arts.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
4 min read
Influenceurs
Point of View
On influencers

Returning to the subject of influencers, perhaps they don't all deserve to be tossed out with the trash, however great the temptation to reject them all as good-for-nothings.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
3 min read
Couverture-livre-Pierre-Yves-Donzé
Point of View
The quarrel of excellence and luxury, the paradox of perfection

You may have noticed how, at regular intervals, newspapers like to resurrect a debate not unlike another, much older dispute (from the time of the Sun King to be exact), in which the Ancients and the Moderns clashed, each convinced of a supremacy not easily quantified; a divergence of opinion whose modern equivalent we could call, to paraphrase the exegete Germaine de Staël, the quarrel of excellence and luxury.

Thursday, 01 August 2019
4 min read
GPHG 2018
Point of View
The watch world's "Oscars" and their original sin

Organised under the aegis of a foundation since 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is regarded as the Oscars of watchmaking. But behind this glittering event there still lies a problem: the competitors nominate themselves!

Tuesday, 09 July 2019
4 min read
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Roger Federer at the Australian Open in 2019
Point of View
Ambassadors and influencers are not in the same league

While brand ambassadors, sportsmen and women in particular, appeal to our inner athlete, what's to be said of influencers, champions of nothing at all. A case of here today, gone tomorrow?

Tuesday, 02 July 2019
3 min read
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piazza-navona
Point of View
A tale of rivers and watch fairs

Any stroll through the wonderful city of Rome always takes me to Piazza Navona to admire the magnificent Fountain of the Four Rivers, designed by Bernini in the mid-1600s. This allegory of the world as it was then known, with its sculptures representing rivers, has often put me in mind of another hydrographic specificity, this one a little further north.

Thursday, 09 May 2019
3 min read
Croitre-ou-ne-pas-croitre
Point of View
To grow or not to grow…
Thursday, 24 January 2019
3 min read
Va-Pensiero-Statistiques
Point of View
Va' Pensiero: The tyranny of numbers

Official figures indicate that Swiss watch exports gained 7.1% over the first 11 months of 2018. What should we conclude from this?

Thursday, 10 January 2019
4 min read
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