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Va'pensiero

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
Ulysse
Point of View
At Ulysses' table
Thursday, 20 December 2018
3 min read
va-pensiero-05.06.2018
Point of View
Baselworld vs SIHH: who stands to gain?

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.

Tuesday, 05 June 2018
4 min read
Günter Blümlein
Point of View
Va' Pensiero : To a man of genius

A visionary who showed little inclination for compromise, Günter Blümlein left a void in the watch industry.

Thursday, 19 October 2017
2 min read
Va Pensiero
Point of View
Va' Pensiero: calm seas, cloudy skies

To have the wind in its sails, Fine Watchmaking must use the customer's (outwardly calm) compass. Understanding its position will prove essential in order to map the directions to be taken, when the economy is only beginning to show signs of improvement.

Monday, 04 September 2017
3 min read
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