Michael Clerizo Interviews The Founder Of Czapek Geneve At The Watchmakers Club Event

Michael Clerizo interviews Xavier de Roquemaurel of Czapek Geneve.

As the trends and seasonality of the fashion industry seep into modern watchmaking, wall Street Journal watch specialist and paragon of horological charm Michael Clerizo discusses the ever-growing similarities – and key differences between the two – with a man who knows first-hand: Czapek & Cie’s Xavier de Roquemaurel.

He may have been one of the most gifted watchmakers of the 19th century, but even the company’s current CEO can’t tell you what happened to the original founder of Czapek & Cie, François Czapek. Still, the modern incarnation of the watchmaker’s legacy is doing him proud with some phenomenal independent horology, including a striking piece in the Only Watch Auction.

In this interview taken from the Watchmaker’s Club’s June event with Wall Street Journal watch specialist Michael Clerizo, incumbent Czapek CEO, Xavier de Roquemaurel, discusses not only the challenges of going it alone in Switzerland, but the ways in which the modern watch industry is being shaped as much by fashion as watchmaking – along with a few helpful tips of matching your watch to your suit and the many nuances of the colour blue.


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