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Stephen Forsey: “There’s a risk of a loss of know-how”


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January 2020

Stephen Forsey: “There's a risk of a loss of know-how”

Greubel Forsey recently presented its Hand Made 1. As its name suggests, this exceptional watch was made almost entirely (95%) by hand. Europa Star took advantage of the occasion to meet Stephen Forsey, who told us of the constant effort by Greubel Forsey to conserve its know-how. A concern which, paradoxically, is aimed at ensuring them a future.


uropa Star: We thought that the top end of the market had been spared the turmoil and disruption currently shaking up the Swiss watch industry, forcing it to reconsider the very foundations on which it stands. Is that not the case?

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