Eric Vergnes Reveals Montblanc’s India Plans


Eric Vergnes, President Montblanc Middle East, Africa and India, speaks to us on the occasion of the launch of the brand’s new boutique at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai What are Montblanc’s plans in India, going forward, and what does the country mean to you as a market? It’s a new beginning for us, but we have been in India

“A Watch Is An Emotionally Branded Consumer Good” — Walter von Känel


Walter von Känel, President of Longines, talks to MW about the brand’s future plans, its brand ambassadors and the emergence of smartwatches   You are among the most experienced watch industry professionals in the world. The obvious question is how have you seen the watch industry change? Particularly with Longines with whom you’ve spent nearly five decades. Also, could you have predicted some of the major

Celebrate Independence Day With Frederique Constant Special India Collection


As India celebrates its 69th year of independence, it’s time to celebrate the gift of time with Frederique Constant’s new Special India Collection, comprising some unique India-themed timepieces. These timepieces combine beauty and functionality and display the unique heritage of our country with its numerals based on the Devanagri script. Frederique Constant’s Special India Collection With Sanskrit numerals

James Bond Through His Watches


Fifty four years, 26 James Bond movies and six actors who have assayed the role of the world’s best known secret agent. All of whom have worn some of the best watches. Sean Connery Sean Connery played James Bond in the first five James Bond films before taking a break and coming back and doing

Watch Report 2016: The Best Grand Complication Watches


Grand Complications symbolise the acme of watch making. It represents a technical feat that all watch companies aspire to. At its simplest, any watch that does anything more than display hours, minutes and seconds is a complicated time piece. Day/date display, alarms, chronograph, and a selfwinding mechanism all fall into this category. Though there is no universally accepted definition for

“Be Yourself, Don’t Try And Copy Style”: Samir Suhag

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Samir Suhag, brand ambassador of Frederique Constant, on his personal style,  favourite shopping destinations in India and abroad, and more.    How do you define fashion? What does it mean to you? I feel fashion is a part of your character that you wear for the world to see. I have always believed that fashion can reflect one’s personality. Fashion is also your

Watch Report 2016: 90 Years Of The Rolex Oyster


Gentlemen, we make the best wristwatch in the world,” the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf said in January 1927 as he addressed an assembly of watch retailers who had come to see his most recent creation: the Rolex Oyster. It had been launched a few months earlier, in 1926, and was the first-ever completely hermetic and waterproof wristwatch. “The Oyster is, in our opinion, the most important invention regarding watches of

Watch Report 2016: Know Your Watch Strap


The timepiece made a giant leap of a transition when it jumped out of the pocket and onto our wrists, about a century ago. Movements had been honed to the point that whether a watch was held parallel or perpendicular to the ground, it didn’t affect the time-keeping properties of the oscillating/unwinding parts. Add to this a basic shock-proof case within which all this could be assembled, and the