Over at World Tempus, Olivier Muller writes:
This was to be another fairly classic interview with Peter Stas, of the kind he has been giving since the late 20th century and in which he keeps us up to date on the double-digit growth of his Frédérique Constant and Alpina brands. At least that was the plan.
In practice, during this friendly meeting, the CEO was asked a traditional news-related question: with Apple on the verge of giving its annual keynote address that same day on September 9th and thus unveiling its projects that are now out in the open, it was pretty natural to enquire about his stance on smartwatches, while expecting to get a pretty straightforward reply along the lines that this market is still pretty far removed from his horological core business. Instead, Peter Stas casually dropped a bombshell: “I’m already spending more than 50% of my time on this”.