INNOVATION

"Watchmaking" rhymes with "Innovating", the greatest quality of a master watchmaker has always been innovation!


CREATING THE MOST COMPLICATED WATCH

Jean-Pierre Musy, the creator of Patek Philippe's Calibre 89, in a rare interview accorded to Constantin Stikas at 2009, speaks for the first and unique time about the conception and realization of the most complicated watch in the world.

TAG HEUER CONNECTS CONNECTED WATCHES TO ETERNITY!

The event of the year, or even of the decade, is the presentation of the first connected watch made in the tradition of Swiss watchmaking.

Who could have created it other than Jean-Claude Biver, the great player in the evolution of watches during the last 40 years? He answers Constantin Stikas's questions in an interview that places the connected watch in its historical background.

ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM – THE BOOK

UNWINDING THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM - THE BOOK.

 

Read about it below and buy lots of copies from Amazon.

YVAN, AHEAD OF HIS TIME EVERY TIME

The new version of ArtyA's Bye Bye Euro is here ... on time!

HIGH FREQUENCIES SPECIAL

The 15 protagonists of high frequencies talk about speed in watchmaking...

CREATING INNOVATION

George Daniels is a myth in the world of Haute Horlogerie. He is considered to be the most important watchmaker of the 20th Century. After his death, many wrote that he had never given any interviews...

However in this interview with Constantin Stikas, in December 2009, he discussed innovation in watchmaking, Omega, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Swiss watchmaking, the future of watches, well... everything!

A rare and historical interview!

 

CREATING DESIGN RULES

Gérald Genta, the grand Master of watchmaking aesthetics, in a rare interview of great historical value accorded to Constantin Stikas.

 

He recounts for us (and you can also listen to him speak, by clicking on the 'Click to Listen' link - yet another innovation of veryimportantwatches.com), like he has never done before, his collaborations with Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Chopard, as well as the birth of the Royal Oak and of the Nautilus. He simultaneouly shares with us his opinion on today's trends, on his numerous imitators, on the watch that he would have liked to have designed himself (he who designed more than anyone else!), on his relationship with collectors and with Horlogerie companies, on what he thinks of Patek Philippe, of Rolex, of Franck Muller, he criticises the "peculiar language", as he terms it, of speaking about watches entirely in terms of the millimetres of their diameter, while also touching on the subject of clients who are ready to request a dozen tourbillons on the same watch!...

 

He confesses to us that, at the beginning of his career, he was paid 15 Swiss Francs (!) for the design of each watch and he passionately talks about his love of painting, about design, his career and his personal relationship with watches.

 

CREATING COMPLICATIONS

The great protagonists of significant complications, as well as the most important watchmakers in the world, answer 11 questions on the fascinating topic of complications and great watchmaking complications.

myReverso

The value of the Reverso Collection described by 20 of its greatest friends to celebrate its 80th anniversary...

IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Exceptional watches to measure time passing by in their own way!

A new dimension to calculate time, the work of inventive watchmakers' imagination.

 

CREATING PERFECTION

Simply... Perfect, Philippe Dufour remains the watchmaker that dedicates his talent and knowledge to the absolute perfection of his watches.