Great read on the man and his vision
Good interview , providing an insight on the man's vision and philosophy. Had been and still is an admirer of the Freak and Freak II , while these pieces are beyond what I can afford, they will always be an aspirational piece for me, not only for their unique beauty as well as the embodiment of Rolf's vision and passion.
His principles on his retailers and dealing with grey market is exemplary , hope the other brands can learn from this , with emphasis on "dealing with the grey market"
Thanks for sharing this interview.
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Interview with Rolf W. Schnyder of Ulysse Nardin
Interview with Rolf W. Schnyder By Su JiaXian © November 2008 Rolf Willy Schnyder first came to Asia in 1958, when he got a job with Swiss trading firm Diethelm in Bangkok. After a two month journey by ship from Genoa, he arrived in Bangkok and was appoin...
Part II of Rolf W. Schnyder interview
Interview with Rolf W. Schnyder Part II By Su JiaXian © November 2008 SJX: What do you think of the watch press nowadays? There are so many magazines, on the internet, everywhere. RWS: Far too many. Frankly many of these magazines are just there to make m...
Thanks SJX and Rolf for the interview. The Sonata is also special to Rolf because the funky see-through hands were at his suggestion. At the beginning, they seemed a bit freaky but eventually, people got used to the better visibility. I remember the first...
I always thought the Sonata was an ugly watch
and I still do. BUT I think the silicium Sonata in white gold as on Rolf's wrist, looks terrific. For some reason the grey and blue colours work perfectly despite the awful hands (sorry Mr Schnyder). This is the only Sonata I would wear. - SJX
Hi Melvyn, do you mean this PC?
Photo a bit dated, but watch is still in my happy hands. Don't you just love those hands, which is why I wanted it so badly. Great interview and wishing much continued success to Rolf and everyone at UN....
Very informative interview SJX!
Thanks very much for this great interview, and it was very interesting to hear Mr Schnyder's stories. What did Rolf mean when he said the dial on his Sonata was made of silicium? Did he mean the entire dial? Or just some of the cut out parts of the dial s...