Some BALL Watch Novelties for 2015
Moonwatch Only a book review William Massena Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Switzerland, lived watchmakers who created a watch called the Omega Speedmaster. The NASA fairies selected the watch to go to the moon and the myth around it became legendary. The new book Moonwatch... Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Maria & Richard Habring about the Habring² Kaliber A11
A TimeZone Interview with Maria & Richard Habring about the Habring² Kaliber A11 An interview in November 2014 by William Massena TimeZone (TZ): Maria & Richard, you have recently launched your in-house movement. What has driven you to become completely independent? Maria & Richard Habring (H²): Well – it... Read more
TimeZone’s William Massena selected for the 2014 GPHG Jury TimeZone’s William Massena is selected as a member of the jury for the 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The 14th edition of horology’s most prestigious annual prize ceremony takes place on 31 October 2014 in Geneva. For the 2014... Read more
Basel 2014: Ball Watch William Massena Ball watch is growing exponentially in the US, now with about 200 dealers and some prestigious ones such as Tourneau, Topper and Manfredi. Ball introduced a lot of new watches this year and we had a chance to see them at Basel and... Read more
A very bold move from Rolex: Jean-Frédéric Dufour CEO of Rolex William Massena At TimeZone, we would rather concentrate on the watches than the people; especially, CEO movements among the brands. However, some are more important than others and this one is really important. Jean-Frederic Dufour, the CEO of... Read more
Basel 2014: Rolex with Live Pictures William Massena Basel 2014 will be remembered as the year of the Pepsi bezel for Rolex. After nearly ten years, Rolex was finally successful in applying the red color to its signature bezel. During the firing process of cerachrom, the red color was... Read more
In early 2013, The Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc. (“HSWA”), the U.S. subsidiary of Patek Philippe SA, moved from 1 Rockefeller Plaza to a new office at 45 Rockefeller Plaza. The new headquarters are nearly 33,000 square feet and consolidate a state-of-the-art watchmaking workshop with the administrative offices of... Read more
Steve Forsey Greubel Forsey is somewhat different that any other brand. They don’t really make watches but rather Inventions. They do let their imagination guide them but these inventions are rather codified within the realm of Horology. While a few new brands want to approach watchmaking without any boundaries,... Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Richard Paige
An interview in March 2013 by William Massena TimeZone (TZ): Richard, can you tell us briefly about your life prior to joining TimeZone? Richard Paige (RP): Being a Fourth generation watchmaker, I spent most of my life working in the watch and jewelry retail business, although I also dabbled... Read more
A TimeZone Interview with Michele Sofisti CEO SOWIND Group (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard)
An interview in October 2012 by William Massena About Michele Sofisti Michele Sofisti has extensive experience in the watchmaking industry. Before creating Sofos Management, his own activity devoted to international strategy, marketing and management consulting, in 2005, Michele Sofisti was President of Swatch AG (Switzerland) for five years. He... Read more
  If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon.   If you believe there’s nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool. – R.E.M. Simple moon complication, and a special balance spring in each watch. Very similar on paper but a very different... Read more
Some favorite chronographs: Patek 5070G, Patek 5960P, FPJ Centrigraphe, Lange Datograph, Patek 5070J Read more
TimeZone Roundtable Interview With Patek Philippe by William Massena At Basel 2006, TimeZone (TZ) had the privilege to visit Patek Philippe and interview Mr. Thierry Stern, Vice President and Mr. Claude Peny, CEO. Later, we were joined by Mr. Philippe Stern, Chairman. The interview lasted about an hour and... Read more