INTERVIEWS

The great protagonists of watchmaking talk to us about their passion...


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.

HIGH FREQUENCIES SPECIAL

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

THE STORY OF A NOBLE MAN IN HOROLOGY

Pioneer watchmaker Heinrich Moser was the founder of H. Moser & Cie. Roger Nicholas Balsiger,
great-grandson of Heinrich Moser and honorary Chairman of H. Moser & Cie,
is the most appropriate person to introduce us to the fascinating story of his noble ancestor
-a story most fittingly expressed in the rare timepieces that bear his ancestor's name,
real gems of Haute Horlogerie

THE ACCELERATION CHAMPION

Speed has been despised by many, acceleration by no one!
Richard Mille proved himself a real champion of acceleration from the very first moment when
he presented the watches that bear his name, taking his creations to the peak of Haute Horlogerie
in record time. One decade later, he presented the first watch that allows you
to measure acceleration...

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BABIN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

English translation of the interview: Coming soonest
Meanwhile, you can read the French original here.

JEAN-CLAUDE BIVER, TAG HEUER’S CEO: FIRST WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!!!

Less than a week after the announcement of Jean-Claude Biver being named as CEO of TAG Heuer, there are numerous questions that a friend of sport watches - and especially a friend of the TAG Heuer House- is likely to ask.

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 SUCCESS

The Art of creating Success, from one of its Icons, the genius of watchmaking, Jean-Claude Biver.

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...

OPUS 10th ANNIVERSARY

10 years of unexpected creativity for the great high jewelry house, Harry Winston. An article about this surprising achievement including a description of every single piece of the Opus Collection, as well as answers from the 5 protagonists of Haute Horlogerie.

CREATING PERFECTION

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

STRIKING TO THE TOP

The new President of Zenith aims to establish this
historic House in its rightful place in a few months:
at the top of Swiss Manufacturers of Haute Horlogerie.
An interview realized in March 2010.

CREATING A MANUFACTURE

Meticulous work and total respect for of the traditions and techniques of Haute Horlogerie, discussed in an interview with the "soul" of the Chopard L.U.C movements, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.