Conversations

Interview: Walter von Känel – 47-Year Veteran and President of Longines

Having joined Longines before the quartz crisis, its chief Walter von Känel has enjoyed a truly epic career in Swiss watchmaking. We had a candid and compelling chat with Mr von Känel.

Five Things I Learnt About F.P. Journe Over Lunch with the Man Himself

The revered independent watchmaker talks about what's in store, including a new complication and the evolution of his brand's design.

Worthy Reading: An Interview with Ralph Lauren on Hodinkee

An insight into the mind of Ralph Lauren as a watch collector has just been published on Hodinkee, in an interview where Lauren explains what and why he collects, as well as the rationale behind his own line of watches.

VIDEO: In Conversation with Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

IWC chief executive Georges Kern discusses a variety of topics with candour and clarity, speaking on subjects as diverse as IWC's evolution into a "warmer" brand as well as pricing in the era of volatile exchange rates.

Five Things to Know the Girard-Perregaux Turnaround, Straight from its CEO

Less than a year into the job, Girard-Perregaux chief executive Antonio Calce has embarked on an all-encompassing new strategy to revitalise the haute horlogerie watchmaker. He explains his vision here.


Happy 90th Birthday To Walter Lange

Walter Lange, great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, celebrates his 90th birthday this year, exactly 20 years after the family firm he helped revived has become the flag bearer for German high horology.


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