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Exclusive Interview with Jean-Marie Schaller – CEO of Louis Moinet

Exclusive Interview with Jean-Marie Schaller – CEO of Louis Moinet

The spirit of a luxury house is often represented by the personality and the charisma of its leader. Louis Moinet’s CEO Jean-Marie Schaller translates this idea. LuxuryActivist had the opportunity and privilege to meet Mr Schaller in the heart of Baselworld effervescence. We wanted to know more about him and this magnificent watch brand. Louis Moinet was one of the greatest watchmakers ever – his inventiveness, passion and willingness to pass on his wisdom mean his contribution to horology is immeasurable. His spirit lives on thanks to Jean-Marie Schaller who, as founder and creative director of the Louis Moinet brand, revived the prestigious name of the inspirational master watchmaker. Louis Moinet pursuits its path of greatness and loyal to the spirit of Mr Moinet, the Swiss brand perpetuates the legacy of exceptional timepieces. LuxuryActivist wanted to meet Mr Schaller for an exclusive interview that you can read here: LuxuryActivist (LA): How did you get…

WW.TC Chronograph by Girard Perregaux

WW.TC Chronograph by Girard Perregaux

It seems the world is bigger than we think. At least when we try to figure out what time is it in Denver, or Azores, Cairo, Bangkok or Noumea… we understand that. That is why Girard Perregaux launches an improved WW.TC Chronograph. The impressive Timepiece displays all time zones on its dial as well as date and small second, a chronograph function and a day/night indicator. In this version we can see a much more contrasted design, improving the reading and the redemption of the precious information. the result is a supremely practical watch with a more sporty style, while still retaining the elegance and sophistication that characterize the collection. the silver-finish multi-level dial excels itself in its coloring contrasting black and white, while red focuses the eye on the key elements. the indices, figures and hours and minutes hands are enhanced with a luminescent material. the day/night indicator is…

Jaquet Droz, coded luxury

Jaquet Droz, coded luxury

Jaquet Droz is one of the most confidential, yet brilliant Manufacture horlogère from Switzerland. With the launch of their 2011 Tourbillon, here are some clues to decode this prestigious House, part of the Swatch Group since 2001.   This year, the Swiss Timepieces industry shows a great growth. No “time for crisis”. Here some interesting key figures YTD October 2011. – 16,8 Billion CHF Export sales (already the level of 2010) – October 2011 = 1,87 billion CHF (which is +18,6% vs october 2010) and 2,8 million Timepieces exported (+4,7% vs oct2010). – The entire industry should end up the year >17 Billion CHF, the record level of 2008. – Mouvements exports also grows by 9% in volume vs YTDOCT 2010. With such a great health, the Swiss watchmaking is one of the leading luxury industries in the world, together with high-jewelry. And when we talk about luxury timepieces, we…