A Moment in Time: Patek Philippe USA’s President, Larry Pettinelli

Can today’s younger generation figure out how to rock their grandfather’s Patek? Patek Philippe holds a record for achieving 15 of the 16 highest prices ever paid for a timepiece at auction, but will tech-infatuated younger consumers who tell time with their smart phones be impressed?  It’s a question Larry Pettinelli, president of Patek Philippe…

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A Moment in Time: Montblanc’s Jean-Marc Pontroue, Vice President of Strategic Product Development

There was a time that the only thing most people would think of if they closed theur eyes and heard the word “Montblanc” was a writing instrument. Well, some maybe thought of the mountain. But for years the name was synonymous with high-quality writing instruments. Then along came leather goods and a new image came…

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A Moment in Time: IWC, North America’s President Benoit de Clerck

With a dozen years in the watch industry, Benoit deClerck has spent the past seven of them at the North American helm of IWC. Today, IWC is one of the first to take a truly green perspective. Herein, Benoit deClerck reflects on IWC’s position in the environment. RN: How does timing play a role in the…

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A Moment in Time: Actress Nicole Kidman, Omega Ambassadress

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2004, is the face (and wrist) behind the newly launched Ladymatic line of sophisticated mechanical watches just unveiled in Beijing last week. The world premiere, an event exclusive to just a handful of journalists including myself, featured Kidman walking the runway bedecked with a Lanvin…

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A Moment in Time: Renaud & Papi’s Giulio Papi

It was in the quartz rage era – the crisis of the mechanical watch – that the young Giulio Papi announced to his father that he wanted to be a watchmaker. The year was   1980, and Giulio Papi was 15. He apprenticed in a class of one-on-one – and got the education of a lifetime.…

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Moment in Time: IWC’s Mario Klein

Mario Klein, senior product manager, IWC Schaffhausen The year 2010 is the year of the IWC Portuguese watch.  While IWC Schaffhausen has been building timepieces of distinction since its inception in 1868 – the Portuguese is a watch of truly generous scope.  This year the brand unveils its biggest launch of Portuguese watches ever with…

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