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Interview: Greg Pons

Interview: Greg Pons

  Watch journalism has experienced something of a rapid growth over the past four to five years, with new websites and publications catering to a thirst amongst collectors for fresh stories and perspectives on all things horology. However, it isn't...

Interview: William Massena

As the watch-world descends on Geneva for SIHH, and every new novelty captures our attention, we wanted to take a break from it and speak to a man whose expert eye, has seen it all. William Massena, Managing Director of...

Interview: Raynald Aeschlimann

Let’s begin 2018 as we mean to go on: For our first interview of the year, we flew out to Bienne, Switzerland to meet up with the President and CEO of Omega, Raynald Aeschlimann. Omega has gone through a degree...

Highlights

Interview: Aurel Bacs

The term ‘influential’ is something that gets thrown around a lot these days, largely due to the birth of the ‘internet influencer’, with disproportionately large collections of followers being the reason for the attributed ‘influence’, however, there are very few...

Interview: François-Paul Journe

Introducing a man as well known in the watch community as François-Paul Journe, of his eponymous brand F.P. Journe, seems rather ludicrous. In brief, Monsieur Journe is in some respects the torchbearer to the legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, widely deemed...


INTERVIEW: SJX

There are very few people who, at such a young age, have amassed such a breadth of knowledge and experience as SJX, the founder and editor of SJX Watches; an online platform which delivers articles about independent watchmaking. Being avid...

INTERVIEW: John Goldberger

The name John Goldberger should be familiar to many of our readers, either for his highly celebrated books on Longines, Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega, or for his now notorious feature on Hodinkee’s "Talking Watches", opening a million dollar Rolex with...

Interview: Eric Wind

The business of watch collecting is largely based around having an extensive knowledge of condition and originality, with many newcomers getting burnt by incorrect watches. One face that has been at the centre of guiding the community as to what truly...

Interview: Max Busser

True originality is something of a scarce notion in the modern watch world, with copycat brands, regularly borrowing from the successes of others. One brand that can quite comfortably be described as ‘original’ is MB&F, with their weird and wonderful...

Interview: Aurel Bacs

The term ‘influential’ is something that gets thrown around a lot these days, largely due to the birth of the ‘internet influencer’, with disproportionately large collections of followers being the reason for the attributed ‘influence’, however, there are very few...

Interview: Eric Giroud

Watch design is a subject of great discussion and debate among collectors, who love to over-analyse each minute detail of a case or dial. The real challenge, these days, is designing something both aesthetically pleasing, while not resembling anything else...

Interview: Ryan Schmidt

Of all the horological literature out there, many texts can be unapproachable for your average collector, with terms and theories so complex, that they may as well be written in Chinese. One enthusiast, named Ryan Schmidt, noticed this issue, and...

Interview: Roger Smith

Independent watchmaking has always been at the core of our interests here at A Collected Man. The much romanticised notion of the lone genius watchmaker, working away at mechanical excellence with nothing but his or her hands, is all too...

Interview: Alex Ghotbi

The watch industry is littered with self-proclaimed experts, specialists and historians with only a handful of those actually worthy of such titles. One such individual who has certainly earned his stripes, after quitting a steady job, is Alex Ghotbi; a...

INTERVIEW: Rexhep Rexhepi

Rexhep Rexhepi is a name in the watchmaking-world which some may be unfamiliar with, however he is fast becoming one of the break-through greats. Having started his career at the ripe-old-age of 14, he has quickly climbed the ranks, working...

Interview: François-Paul Journe

Introducing a man as well known in the watch community as François-Paul Journe, of his eponymous brand F.P. Journe, seems rather ludicrous. In brief, Monsieur Journe is in some respects the torchbearer to the legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, widely deemed...

INTERVIEW: Laurent Ferrier

The Laurent Ferrier brand-name has become known for producing watches of such a high quality, both aesthetically and technically, that they have become commonplace in the minds of collectors and enthusiasts, however, there are many fascinating details of Mr. Ferrier's...

Interview: Mike Tay

With auction season behind us, stories of lots, performances and what it all means ruminates in the minds of collectors. One such collector, Mike Tay, has been present in the industry since the late 90s, making his mark as the...

INTERVIEW: PHILIPPE DUFOUR

Early in April, we took a trip to a famous valley in the Jura mountains, synonymous with the great and the good of Swiss watchmaking. We had an appointment to see a famous watchmaker, with a story or two to tell... The beating...