One of my grandfathers was a miner and a cobbler in his spare time, while the other worked in the textile industry. My father – who started his career down a mine in Alsace – loved pens because they symbolised education and learning.
Today, after having lived a few kilometres from the shores of Lake Geneva, I live in South California.
My job at a medical technology companiy involves frequent travel to Asia, Oceania and Europe. There is nothing better than a 15-hour flight for writing!
But though I like Californian high-tech, I also have a genuine passion for handcrafts and beautiful objects.
This led me to watchmaking. Our relationship with time is intimate. Time is an ally or an enemy. We have to respect it. This is the job of a watch.
A watch lives with or even thanks to its interaction with its “owner”. This almost "human" dimension is for me fundamental. Behind every fine watch there is a person, a story, a life.
Aside from watchmaking, I also have a passion for writing. This allows me to give concrete expression to topics that tend to remain theoretical, and to share and leave a trace.
Once again, it’s all a matter of time…