Interview with Michel Parmigiani by Michael Friedberg December 2001 MF: Michael Friedberg – TimeZone.comMP: Michel Parmigiani MF: Mr. Parmigiani, thank you for telling us about yourself, your company and your fine watches and clocks. I’d like to begin by asking about yourself and your history. I understand that you... Read more
A TimeZone Exclusive Interview AngeloBonati of Panerai Comandantedel Tempo ByMichael Friedberg December2002 Ifthe Panerai watch represents a military secret, then the commanding secret behind thecompany is its President, Angelo Bonati. Signor Bonati has created what may beone of the great success stories in the watch industry over the pastquarter-century.... Read more
  Who is Richard Habring? An Interview With an Austrian Watchmaker Who Makes Tourbillons In His Spare Time by Michael Friedberg August 2002     Richard Habring is a talented watchmaker who, while working at International Watch Company, developed their rattrapante mechanism, worked on their tourbillons and later designed... Read more
  Audemars Piguet’sGeorges-Henri Meylan & Francois Henry Benhamias by Michael FriedbergMarch 19, 2001   MF:  Michael Friedberg – TimeZone.comGHM:  Georges-Henri MeylanFHB:  Francois Henry BenhamiasThis month, with the invaluable assistance of Dr. Thomas Mao, I was able to receive answers to interview questions from Georges-Henri Meylan (depicted left), the CEO of SA de la... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Pierre Nobs President and Founder of “VENTURA Design on Time SA “Interviewer: Richard PaigeMarch, 1998    I am pleased to present to you, another in our series of interviews with the Watch Companies.This interview is with Pierre Nobs, President and Founder of “VENTURA Design on Time SA “.... Read more
 Jean-Jacques Frey President of Minerva Watch CompanyInterviewer: Richard PaigeOctober, 1998   Villeret, 10/7/1998 RP:  Richard Paige – TimeZone.comJF:  Jean-Jacques FreyRP:  Minerva’s story began in 1858, can you give us some background information on how the company got started.JF:  In 1902 Minerva moved in the buildings where the company is still active and started... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Pierre Halimi Interviewer: William MassenaSeptember, 1998    Here’s TimeZone’s latest interview with Pierre Halimi, distributor of Bell & Ross, Dubey & Schaldenbrand and Van Der Bauwede. Also, the publisher of Wings of Time Magazine. The interviewer for TimeZone is William Massena, a regular on TimeZone since the beginning... Read more
 Jeff Barnes Co-founder of the Halter Barnes WatchInterviewer: Richard PaigeOctober, 2000   Click to see full-size imageJeffrey Barnes was educated in Communication and Design.Before forming Barnes Design Office, he developed communication programs at the corporate offices of Container Corporation of America, a division of Mobil Corporation.He is experienced in advertising,... Read more
 Harold Paige (Third Generation Watchmaker and Father of Richard Paige) Interviewer: Richard PaigeJuly, 1998   Greetings TimeZoners,My Dad is visiting me from New England these next two weeks, and he’s been very curious why I’m always at the computer and have to be torn away to get up and go to work.... Read more
 Eyal Lalo President of Invicta Watch Company of America  Interviewer: Richard PaigeJune, 2000   While I was wandering the halls of the huge JCK Watch and Jewelry Show in Las Vegas, I literally stumbled upon the booth of Invicta watches. This was actually the very first time that I had laid... Read more
Interview with James Dowling   Interviewer: Richard Paige March, 1998       James Dowling has been an active member on TimeZone since the beginning, he is considered a world authority on Rolex and has co-authored the successful book, “The Best of Times: Rolex Wristwatches”.     RP:  Richard Paige... Read more
 Carlos Rosillo One of the Owners of the Bell & Ross Watch Company Interviewer: Michael Disher @ TimeZone.comFebruary, 2000    The following is an e-mail interview conducted in February, 2000 by Michael Disher of TimeZone and Carlos Rosillo (“CR”), one of the owners of the Bell & Ross watch company. MD:  Michael... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Jean-Claude Biverby Michael FriedbergNovember, 1999   MF:  Michael Friedberg – TimeZone.comJCB:  Jean-Claude Biver MF:   Everyone knows you as the founder of the reborn company. What is your role today within Blancpain and the Swatch Group? How are you currently focusing your time and energies?JCB:   My role within Blancpain is... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Hans BrechbhlerManaging Director of Glycine Watch SA  Interviewer: Michael Disher @ TimeZone.comOctober, 1999   MD:  Michael Disher – TimeZone.comHB:  Hans Brechbhler MD:   Can you tells us a little about Glycine’s history?HB:   Glycine was founded in Bienne in 1914. In 1934 we introduced a range of chronometers which passed the official... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Roamer Watch Company Interviewer: Richard PaigeJune, 1999    TimeZone Interview with Ralph Furter, Head of Product Development for Roamer Watch Company. The interview took place on June 1, 1999 in San Francisco, California.I met Ralph many years ago when he was hired as a watchmaker in my friend’s... Read more
 The Long and “Winding” Road: Harold Paige (Third Generation Watchmaker and Father of Richard Paige) Interviewer: Richard PaigeApril, 1999    I’ve spent the week in New England visiting my parents. And once again I’ve been trying to attempt to show my 78 year old Dad what I’ve been doing on the... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Rolf Schnyder Owner of Ulysse Nardin Watch Company Interviewer: Richard PaigeFebruary, 1999    TimeZone Interview with Rolf Schnyder, the owner of Ulysse Nardin Watch Company. RP:  Richard Paige – TimeZone.comRS:  Rolf SchnyderRP:   Ulysse Nardin recently celebrated it’s 150th anniversary, and this is quite an achievement for any company, but... Read more
  An Interview with Günter Blümlein Interviewer: Peter Chong February, 1999    Günter Blümlein is the Chairman of Les Manufactures Horologie (LMH) who owns the 3 great watchmaking houses: A. Lange & Söhne, IWC, and Jaeger LeCoultre. Together with Walter Lange, he is Joint Managing Director of Lange Uhren,... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Pierre Nobs President and Founder of “VENTURA Design on Time SA “Interviewer: Richard PaigeMarch, 1998    I am pleased to present to you, another in our series of interviews with the Watch Companies.This interview is with Pierre Nobs, President and Founder of “VENTURA Design on Time SA “.... Read more
 TimeZone Interview with Nancy James FoxVice President of Jaeger-LeCoultre  Interviewer: Richard PaigeMarch, 1998    This is the first of a series of Interviews with the Great houses of the Swiss watch Industry. I am pleased and excited that our very first interview is with a company that not only is considered one... Read more
TimeZone Interview with Hannes PantliBy Michael Friedberg February 2002 Hannes Pantli has been an icon of International Watch Company, as well as the entire Swiss watch industry, for close to 30 years. He started with IWC before the quartz dark ages, when the company was still owned by the... Read more