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Under the Spotlight: Stephen Forsey

Our speakers take the Proust questionnaire


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By Dubai Watch Week

14 Oct, 2020

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Answering the pressing questions about sustainability and conservation in the the Means to the End of the World panel , Stephen Forsey, the co-founder of Greubel Forsey, gives us a bit of his time and responds to an extract of the Proust Questionnaire, believed to expose the true essence of a person.

Watch him and our panel of experts on October 28, 2020 at 9PM Dubai, UAE (GMT+4) on the Dubai Watch Week Youtube channel

  • What is your greatest extravagance?    

My passion for historic cars, which comes from my grandfather and father, but which is also about preserving a heritage and traditions.

  • What word/phrase would you like to incorporate more into your vocabulary? 

“Can we talk later?”

  • What is your most marked characteristic?

Braces (UK) Suspenders (US) 

  • Describe Dubai Watch Week in one word

DWW deserves much more than one word, however, to limit to one word – Visionary.

  • What is the one misconception about the watch/luxury industry you'd like to clarify?  

That a fine mechanical watch is expensive. For us at Greubel Forsey it’s very costly to create just 100 timepieces a year because of the many months of work on each individual creation, and we also need a team of 100 people to do this. 

  • If you weren't a brand Co-Founder/collector/journalist, what industry would you be in? 

I would most likely have worked in the automobile industry.

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