When did you become interested in watchmaking?
My first horological memory is of my father’s wristwatch, which I was allowed to play with. It gave me the sense of being an adult and awakened my desire to have a mechanical watch of my own as soon as possible.
Tell us about your first watch.
At the age of 17, I bought my first vintage car, which I restored and still have, and my first watch, which unfortunately was stolen shortly afterwards. The brand didn’t matter to me at the time and it doesn’t matter to me today. It was my first watch and I’m proud of it for this very reason.
Which is your favourite A Lange & Söhne watch?
Every new product development is, in a way, like a child. Who would ever name his favourite child? I suppose the Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar is particularly newsworthy because it houses a newly developed calibre that champions an innovative approach to a classical complication.