Welcome back to an original aBlogtoWatch feature, “My First Grail Watch”. In this series, we ask prominent people in the watch industry about the first timepiece that they lusted after. Eric Giroud is among the most influential modern Swiss watch designers. He has created designs for innovative high-end watch brands such as MB&F, MCT, Harry Winston, and more.

ABlogtoWatch (ABTW):Who are you and what is your relationship to the watch industry?

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Eric Giroud (EG): I am the owner and designer of Through the Looking Glass.

ABTW: What was your first grail watch?

EG: F.P Journe – Chronomètre à Résonance.

ABTW: What did you like so much about the watch?

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EG: This watch carries some poetry and mystery which fascinates me. It is unique in its approach regarding the movement. It is almost mystical for me….

ABTW: Was there ever a time in your life when you could afford it?

EG: It has not yet crossed my mind….

ABTW: But do you still hope to find it one day?

EG: Yes – I would like to posses and understand the watch. In the meantime, it’s something that makes us dream.

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