Carson Chan turned an obsession with mechanics into a passion for luxury watches. Photo: Kauzrambler
Carson Chan turned an obsession with mechanics into a passion for luxury watches. Photo: Kauzrambler
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How the luxury watch industry has changed in 50 years – according to Carson Chan, chief adviser at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie who turned his passion for car mechanics towards timepieces

  • Chan got his start at Richard Mille before the brand became a household name – and still occasionally calls on the ‘humble’ 67-year-old Swiss watchmaker for advice
  • The advent of the smartphone means ‘the need for a watch no longer exists’, according to Chan, and they should instead be seen as art pieces – just like his favourite Cartier Pebble

Carson Chan turned an obsession with mechanics into a passion for luxury watches. Photo: Kauzrambler
Carson Chan turned an obsession with mechanics into a passion for luxury watches. Photo: Kauzrambler
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