Both look for ways to create something beautiful and make aesthetic use of the raw elements at their disposal. While I can’t pretend to be an expert, I expect a watch to offer the same qualities as an item of lingerie, meaning it must be pleasing to the eye, a pleasure to wear, instinctive and flattering.
Definitely. Watchmaking requires technique and precision, and this is something you also find in lingerie, much more than in fashion as it happens. An item of lingerie is meticulously assembled from tiny pieces of fabric to achieve the ideal cut and a perfect fit. Not many people realise that a bra is assembled from over forty separate elements, and that the difference in sizes comes down to just one or two millimetres of fabric.
As someone with no background in watchmaking, I have to say I was amazed by the incredible creativity I discovered. I wasn’t expecting so much diversity. The technical aspects are extremely complex and by no means am I qualified to judge them. I give my opinion on the design and functionality of each watch.
I do, in fact I have several, but I’ve never asked myself what’s inside! I chose them purely for their appearance. I love black, it’s the colour I always wear, which makes it easier to match my watch to my outfit. I wear a watch every day. I prefer one with a large diameter that feels comfortable on the wrist. I need to forget it’s there. Don’t ask me the name of the different styles I own, I have no idea. I have one by Jaeger-LeCoultre, one in steel by TAG Heuer, and a round Chanel watch in black ceramic. I think that one is a J12.
I’ve discovered a phenomenal amount of watches and brands I had never even heard of before, and some have definitely caught my eye, particularly one from Hublot. Generally speaking, the ones that have most appealed to me combine masculine and feminine elements. I prefer simple designs, without fuss and frills.
I’m forever chasing after time! It’s a shame we can’t have more hours in the day. I’m not the kind to sit back and let time go by, except at weekends maybe, when I never look at my watch, and even then I’m incapable of staying in bed after 9 in the morning!