Very special emotions

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 November, 2008, 12:00am

Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot chief executive

What was the first watch you owned? An Omega Constellation offered to me by my grandfather in 1958 - a watch that brings up very special emotions for me as it was given for my first communion, a traditional feast in the Catholic religion.

Which aspect of watch craftsmanship do you like most? I love the mastering of the tourbillon and the finishing work on the movement. They are elements that are visible, even to people who do not understand much about the art.

What is your favourite time of day? Early morning at home for my business because I can work before anybody awakes. It's quiet, peaceful and you are never late as you still have the entire day to catch up. In my private life, I like the evening as that is time to enjoy a drink and have a good time with my family.