To say that François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet, sees his managerial role as being akin to that of a sports coach might be something of an exaggeration. That said, Bennahmias, a trained athlete steeped in American culture, is a man who says what he thinks without mincing his words, and sets targets to match, ever-poised to forge ahead if there is something worth winning.
In filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s world, like in Fallen Angels and In the Mood for Love, neon lights inspire a unique atmosphere which symbolizes feelings.
After a first encounter in 2017 and then a second with High Watchmaking in 2020, Mademoiselle Chanel and the J12 watch meet again. Riveted to the crown of the J12, a pendant with the stylized effigy of Mademoiselle plays the balancing act.
The best of German watchamking. If that's all A. Lange & Söhne were, their Top 5 would be a quick solve. Listing their five craziest or gorgeous movements (God knows there's plenty to choose from) would have sealed the deal.
This range is a symbol of Longines’ classic elegance and timeless sophistication, and stands out thanks to its very slim profile and wide palette of versions. Designed for both women and men, this iconic collection can be seen on the wrists of all those who know how to appreciate true value.
When people hear the words "family business", it usually calls to mind a small, local firm, handed down from father to son in accordance with a somewhat antiquated tradition. The strength of the Hayek clan is that they have successfully – and uniquely – applied this family model to the largest watchmaking group in the world.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the invention of the luminescent material made using tritium and which gave its name to one of the brand’s collections, Panerai unveils a limited edition totally in tune with the aquatic world.
We don’t know everything about Abraham-Louis Breguet, but we do know quite a lot. A descendant of the great watchmaker, historian Emmanuel Breguet, currently vice-president for heritage and marketing at the eponymous manufacture, has comprehensively researched the life of his ancestor.
The Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel immediately draws the gaze. The numerals with their font specially designed by Philippe Apeloig stand out with light and airy grace. While the date, month, dual-time and leapyear indications are displayed on various counters, a mother-of-pearl moon phase graces an aventurine sky backdrop at 3 o’clock.
Deremi Ajidahun could fairly be described as Africa's Mr. Watchmaking. As a young child, he was drawn to the windows of the jewellery store opposite his mother’s shop in Lagos, Nigeria, and was given his first watch by his father when he was 14 – an Oris, followed a little later by a Longines, a source of immense pride.