Interview: Usain “Lightning” Bolt, Hublot Brand Ambassador, Makes History at Rio 2016

 |  August 15th, 2016

Last night in Rio, Usain “Lightning” Bolt made history as he won the Gold in the 100M men’s run — making him the first athlete in history to win the Gold for the 100M in three successive Olympic Games. While he didn’t break any of his own personal  records, he is still known as the fastest person in the world. We had the chance to talk with Bolt before he went to Rio, and the 29-year-old  Jamaican sprinter who is also a Hublot brand ambassador said all he was looking for was to retain his title at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The soft-spoken 6’5″ runner has a genuine love of life–  indicative of his laid-back Jamaican upbringing. “We Jamaicans are not too stressed about…

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Moment in Time: Interview with Patrick Dempsey, Actor, Driver and TAG Heuer Ambassador

 |  July 7th, 2016

Those who know the steam Dr. Derek Shepherd from television’s Grey’s Anatomy may be interested to know that he is also an avid car racer  — with his own team — Dempsey Racing. He is also a TAG Heuer brand ambassador — and he is pretty quick to insist that time plays an important role in his life, where he juggles, racing, acting, family, philanthropy and (soon to come) directing. A man with many passions, During this recent interview, he talked at great length about the importance of staying focused. I have had the opportunity to interview Dempsey on several occasions, now (you can read one of those here) and – skeptic that I am when it comes to celebrities…

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Interview: It’s Clear. Stephen Forsey Talks about Full Transparency and the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-Degrees Technique Sapphire

 |  June 23rd, 2016

By Michael Thompson Last week, we brought you the news of the new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique Sapphire here.  Now we bring you an exclusive interview with Stephen Forsey about exactly how that watch — in its totally transparent format — came to fruition. From the very start, Greubel Forsey designed its Double Tourbillon 30-Degree Technique to amaze the wearer with an almost unimpeded view of its awe-inspiring double tourbillon in action. Its open architecture invited the viewer inside to enjoy watching as gears mesh on a multi-level platform of polished precious metal, frosted finishes and contrasting colors. You may also recall that the time displayed on this early Greubel Forsey design is known for its extreme accuracy. This…

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A Moment in Time: Daniel Riedo, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Shares 2016 Trends and Plans

 |  January 26th, 2016

Just last week, with the SIHH in full swing, a lot of great timepieces were seen and a host of  wonderful interviews conducted. We will bring you much of the news from the exhibition and around the city in the coming weeks — keeping in mind that much of what we are bringing  to you here  — in terms of product — will not make its way to the US retail market until summer and early fall. We have already noted that this will be a big year for Jaeger-LeCoultre, which celebrates the 85th anniversary of the famed Reverso. Just before the exhibition, we brought you a slideshow of some of the new pieces based on historic models here. Now,…

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Behind the Scenes: A Moment in Time with an Audemars Piguet Master Watchmaker

 |  October 8th, 2015

It is no secret that independent watch brand Audemars Piguet is at the top of the haute horology lineage. This brand focuses clearly on innovative design, technological developments and superb finishing. The artisans the brand employs in its workshops in the Jura Mountains reflect the brand’s dedication to excellence. Such is the case with Joelle, master watchmaker who started her career with the brand 18 years ago as an apprentice. Today, she is one of just a handful of master artisans capable of building Grande Complications. According to Audemars Piguet, Joelle has always been good with her hands – so much so that at one point in time she considered becoming a surgeon – but somewhere along the lines the…

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