This week on the Superlative Podcast, host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Stephane von Gunten, Founder of Haute-Rive Watches. To start the show, Ariel has Stephane dive into his journey from working at multiple brands to creating his own. They begin to talk about how Stephane grew up in the same area in which his family’s ancestors were making watches, and how the world of engineering and watchmaking intersect. Ariel asks about what Stephane did at Ulysses Nardin with researching silicone, where those efforts led, and what his research team did when he worked at Patek Philippe as well. As they transition into discussing Haute-Rive, Ariel and Stephane explore the tech specs behind the Honoris I with its 1,000-hour power reserve, and what the future of the brand’s designs might entail. Ariel asks about the initial strategy for securing the investment needed to start the brand, and he inquires about how the testing is being done in the Swiss luxury industry. Listen below or on the player of your choice.
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