Interview Edward Cho – Founder of Fleux Watches

Interview Edward Cho – Founder of Fleux Watches

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It's always great to discover new brands. A few weeks ago I came across Fleux Watches. A young Canadian brand that does things really well. I'll tell you more in my upcoming hands-on review of the FLX002. But first, and to find out more, I interviewed Edward Cho, the founder of the brand. I'll let you discover Edward and his brand just below. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? My obsession with watches stems from being raised by my grandmother. One of my earliest memories is my grandmother winding her watch - a men's sized Rado that was most likely my grandfathers. I would watch her intently, as she would wind her watch on a daily basis telling me: "You have to…
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Interview Rich Park – Founder of Minutes + Hours Watch Event

Interview Rich Park – Founder of Minutes + Hours Watch Event

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I have been participating in MicroLux events (now Minutes + Hours) for some time now, and a few days before the next one in Austin Texas, I wanted to know more about Rich Park - founder of this show. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? Well, I grew up in a family that owned a jewelry store that carried luxury brands such as AP and Omega as well as the more approachably priced watches.  You could say that I was born with the love of watches. When the idea to create a watch event came to you? We started a smaller watch event in 2018 and that was enormously popular.  In fact, we sold out of that event very quickly.  That experience…
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Interview Thomas Lardière – Founder of Obelus Watches

Interview Thomas Lardière – Founder of Obelus Watches

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These last few days I had the chance to chat with Thomas Lardière, Founder of the French brand Obelus. I'll let you discover his world right here. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I've always loved pretty watches. When I left school, as luck would have it, the first company to get back to me was a major Parisian watch retailer, Royal Quartz / Louis Pion. I started working for them in their boutique on Rue Royale in the 8th arrondissement. A few months later I helped open a first outlet at Roissy CDG airport, and over the next 9 years I opened 9 more as Operations Manager. My collection and knowledge grew during this first period in watchmaking. In 2007, I…
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Interview Loren Sciurba – Co-Founder of District Time Washington

Interview Loren Sciurba – Co-Founder of District Time Washington

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We are just days away from the District Time Washington event. Watchisthis Magazine is proud to be a media partner of this event. District Time will take place at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW. Located in D.C.'s bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood, on March 4th and 5th. In the meantime, here is an interview with Loren Sciurba - Co-Founder of the event ;-) Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? My wife may disagree, but I’d say she started it. I’d always liked the idea of watches as an accessory but didn’t know much about them. I got my first nice one, a Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Moonphase, when we were married, then, years later, she bought me a TAG Heuer Monaco.…
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Interview Hakim El Kadiri – Founder of Elka Watches

Interview Hakim El Kadiri – Founder of Elka Watches

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It's been a long time, so let me first of all wish you a very happy new year 2023. I was in the middle of work and moving so it's true that I haven't shared many articles with you lately. And that's why we start January with an interview with Hakim El Kadiri, CEO and Founder of Elka Watch. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your history with watches? I received my first watch from my grandfather when I was around 5. It is a souvenir that I have anchored somewhere in my spirit. Having said this I have no memory of the brand nor anything more than this vision, of wearing a watch. In early 80’s I dreamt of getting a Casio with a calculating…
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Interview Julien Caradant – Founder of Atelier Caradant

Interview Julien Caradant – Founder of Atelier Caradant

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In recent days I had the chance to chat with Julien Caradant, founder of the watch brand Atelier Caradant. Today I'm happy to share this interview with you and to introduce you to his watches. The watches coming out of this workshop are very special, and that's why I wanted to know more about them. The dials are made of paper… Yes you read that right, they are made of paper.Julien, a young Frenchman from Saumur (a city in Maine-et-Loire, western France) explains his original concept to us in this interview. Here we go ! Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I have always been passionate about mechanics and how things work (I dismantled a lot of things when I was young!).…
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Interview Jamie Armstrong – Founder of Luxury Watch Rolls

Interview Jamie Armstrong – Founder of Luxury Watch Rolls

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Today I present to you Jamie Armstrong who is the founder of Luxury Watch Rolls. As a watchmaking and travel enthusiast, I often look for this kind of products, which I must admit is very practical. Unfortunately, in this jungle of accessories, there is everything and at all prices.Luxury Watch Rolls seems to be a good alternative because the products are of high quality and the prices are well placed. And here we go, Jamie will tell us more about his project in this interview. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? Of course! My name is Jamie, I'm 30 years old and from the U.K. where I have lived for all of my life. I have a master’s degree in engineering and…
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Interview of Christian Moriggi Creations’ founder

Interview of Christian Moriggi Creations’ founder

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In recent days I had the chance to chat with Christian Moriggi, founder of the watch brand of the same name. Today I'm happy to share this interview with you and to introduce you to his watches. Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. I discovered my passion for design and watches during my architectural studies at the Haute École d'Architecture de Genève. After graduating, I decided to continue my studies by attending a design school in Milan, Italy. On my return to Switzerland, I opened my own practice. I also founded Christian Moriggi Creations, where I design many watches and furniture. Watches have always been a passion, I enjoy looking at them. It is a beautiful…
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Interview Pierre Bernheim – Founder of 26 Spirits of Switzerland

Interview Pierre Bernheim – Founder of 26 Spirits of Switzerland

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A few weeks ago we had the chance to sit down and speak with Pierre Bernheim, Founder of 26 Spirits of Switzerland. Now, let's jump into the story of this young brand... Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I’m 38 years old, married to a beautiful woman and father of 3 wonderful kids. Besides, I’m the grandson of Mr Raymond Weil who transmitted me his passion for watches and flying. After working in the family brand for 6 years, I launched my own watch brand 88 RUE DU RHONE in 2012. 10 years later, with 36 national markets opened, and more than 150’000 watches sold worldwide, the brand was acquired by a leading Chinese business group. Being a born entrepreneur, I could…
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Interview Mael Oberkampf – Founder of Timeless Swiss Watch

Interview Mael Oberkampf – Founder of Timeless Swiss Watch

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These last days I had the chance to speak with Mael Oberkampf, Founder of Timeless Swiss Watch. You know that I really really like his job so I wanted to know more about him and about his brand. Oh yes I already reviewed the HMS Collection early this year …. So click to read. Let’s go ;-) Could you tell us a bit about you and about your story with watches? I grew up in Switzerland not far from Geneva and have always had an interest in industrial design and architecture. After training as a graphic designer, I set up on my own to embark on 3D architectural illustration, and ended up also working for some watchmakers like Richard Mille or Ladoire. It's the founder of this last brand who transmitted me the watchmaking…
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