Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines @ Baselworld 2015

Walter von Känel, President of Longines

I once again got a lecture about watch making this afternoon. Walter von Känel is so close to the markets, knows everything about them and what sells that it is always a pleasure to talk to him. 

 

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Walter von Känel is always in a good mood and likes to joke around with you…

 

Walter von Känel, President of Longines
Walter von Känel, President of Longines

 

What a lecture in watch making and selling watches! Walter von Känel uses no computer, no smartphone… All he needs to know is written down on paper or printed out…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • What a great guy! I have several older Longines from the ’70’s it is a great brand. Walter’s sharp focus on his markets is clearly apparent in the interview.
    Your remark about his not having a smart phone and computer is an interesting comment. Walter doesn’t strike me as a Luddite but more as a combat pilot. When fighting in close air battle you turn the head phones off and concentrate on the job at hand. No distractions and stay focused.

    Keep the interviews coming and of course all the new stuff.

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