Tissot/Black Watch/Swiss fashion blog

 “It’s the Swissness at the very heart of Tissot that makes the brand such a distinguished one.”

What I like about this black Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar watch is its size. It is big but still looks great on my slim wrist. It is a special edition watch, issued for Unspunnen festival. I still prefer my “softer”, more feminine model but it was fun creating an outfit around this watch. And to make this article even more unique, I ask Romualdo Cerioni, Tissot’s Brand Manager for Swiss Market, to tell us a bit about the brand.

1. Could you introduce Tissot to our readers? What makes you different to other watch brands?

Tissot is the leader in the Swiss traditional watch segment when it comes to volume. Its identity is closely linked to its spirit of innovator by tradition. It is part of the brand’s DNA and has been a key contributor to its success.

2. Some of our readers may not know that Tissot belongs to Swatch group. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being part of a global company?

Tissot, belonging to the Swatch Group, the biggest watch group in the world, benefits from the expertise of industrial production companies within the group. Among them there is the Swiss movement manufacturer ETA SA that has been developing and producing calibres for the watch industry since 1793, Nivarox the leading Swiss specialist in the production of oscillating and escapement parts, that manufactures mechanical watch movements’ hearts, Universo, the leading European manufacturer of watch hands, Comadur, specialists in technologies and materials that expand the limits of the possible when it comes to hardness, precision, and miniaturisation that produce the sapphire glasses and many more. Thanks to that, Tissot, like its sister brands, can bring qualitative Swiss products onto the market that reflects the know-how of the country.

3. Do you think that smartwatches are here to stay or are they just a trend?

As with all novelties, smartwatches create an interest. Therefore, people that are not used to wearing watches may be attracted by those types of products and further become potential traditional watch customers once they are used to wearing something on their wrist.

That being said, connected watches are closer to electrical devices, such as iPhones, than they are to watches. They are practical when it comes to obtaining information like sports results or health-related data. On the other hand, the disadvantage of such a device is that the battery does not last and that it can be intrusive. In any case, a connected watch will never last as long as a traditional timepiece, especially a mechanical one that can be kept a lifetime and passed on to the next generation. Swiss watches and Tissot watches more particularly, have to provide accurate time but most importantly, they are about emotionality and beauty. This is why our daily business is to dress time.

Tissot/beautiful Watch/Currently Wearing
beautiful watch/ currently wearing/ Tissot Switzerland

4. Tissot is an official sponsor of Swiss Unspunnen festival. Why did you decide to support this famous event that celebrates Swiss alpine life, herdsmen, and traditional costumes?

It’s the Swissness at the very heart of Tissot that makes the brand such a distinguished one. The + in the Tissot logo is the same as the Swiss flag, symbolizing the quality and the reliability that watchmakers have proudly demonstrated since 1853. We have always remained at home in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains, keeping our Swiss identity at our core. Tissot watches are authentic and accessible, using special materials, advanced functionality and meticulous design detail to create pieces that are both precise and stylish and these are qualities that are much appreciated in Switzerland. Unspunnen is the perfect event to reflect that side of the brand. Furthermore, it is important for us to support home events such as these.

5. For this occasion, Tissot offers a limited edition of Unspunnen watches. Could you tell us something about it?

The special collection dedicated to this festival is composed of special editions of a Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar, that offers 20 tactile functions and is powered by solar energy and a more classical Tissot PR 100 for gent and one for ladies. What they have in common is that they all reflect the essence of the festivities perfectly thanks to their engraved watch casebacks that testifies to their exclusivity and the Edelweiss patterns that speak to their identity.

Tissot/Black Watch/Swiss fashion blog
Tissot/Black Watch/Swiss fashion blog
Tissot/Black Watch/Swiss fashion blog
Tissot/Black Watch/Swiss fashion blog

Watch: Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar, Top: Kiomi (similar), Jeans: Lois (similar style), Hat: By Vanja Jocic, Slip-ons: Birkenstocks, Handbag: Chanel.

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L’interview est en anglais et en français

Today Currently Wearing Presents Emilie Hawlena, founder of Genuine Women, a platform that helps female entrepreneurs get more visibility through various events, and in near future a magazine that will be distributed around Switzerland.

In this interview you will discover the concept of F**k Up Nights, why it is important to nourish support and collaboration amongst female entrepreneurs, how can you start a business and make a living and why you should always follow your heart.

I hope you will enjoy listening to Emilie’s positive energy and enthusiasm as much as I did.

You can find more about Genuine Women HERE.

Aujourd’hui Currently Wearing présente Emilie Hawlena, fondatrice de Genuine Women, un reseau qui a l’ambition de mettre en valeur et de réunir des femmes entrepreneurs, créatives et authentiques qui souhaitent se réaliser et porter leurs projets plus loin.

Comment?

Réunir afin de partager et de favoriser la création de collaborations et de partenariats. Ensemble, on est plus fort et on va plus loin! 

Offrir de la visibilité. D’une part, à travers le site qui offre une vitrine et qui met en valeur les entrepreneurs et leurs activités. Chaque adhérente possède sa propre page qui lui permet également d’être contactée en direct. D’autre part, grâce à la chronique radio sur One Fm chaque lundi matin qui permet de mettre en lumière l’initiative d’une femme entrepreneur et enfin, à travers le projet GENUINE MAGAZINE . 1er magazine Suisse romand gratuit pour les femmes entrepreneurs.

Soutenir les porteuses de projets dans le développement de leurs activités en proposant des workshops et des avantages afin de les aider et leur faciliter le chemin entrepreneurial.

Vous pouvez en savoir plus sur les Genuine Women ICI.

Vous pouvez écouter nos interviews sur  iTunes et regarder nos vidéos sur Youtube. Et si vous aimez notre émission, abonnez-vous à notre chaîne afin que nous puissions inspirer davantage des personnes.

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Currently Wearing/ Noleti/ swiss blog

This white handbag has become my favorite one. It is my second handbag from Noleti, a Swiss family-run business that I discovered a few months ago.

I am a bag person. I love handbags. And I am able to spend way too much on a dream bag than I should. I know… Guilty as charged! While some women “invest” in a makeup or sky-high heels, my Achilles heel are designer handbags. And thanks to an amazing selection offered by consignment stores in Geneva I managed to acquire quite a large collection.

Currently Wearing/ Noleti/ swiss blog
Currently Wearing/ Noleti/ swiss blog

On the other hand, I don’t get attached to my handbags. Many people find it surprising but when you think about it, getting your dream bag resembles a lot to the sugar rush. Once you get it, the excitement fizzles. From time to time I sell one or two when I realize that they are not as practical as they look.

For example, Céline’s Phantom is a gorgeous handbag but it is heavy and can not be closed with a zip. Gucci’s bag is nice but the quality is not as good as Fendi’s. Chanel is always a keeper and Chloé as well.

But when it comes to practicality, I prefer Noleti. Their bags are affordable and perfectly finished. They are handmade in Switzerland. And each bag is made by one artisan from start to finish. I love this approach.

This beautiful snow white handbag is from their new collection.  It is super practical and versatile. I can wear it over the shoulder when I am out with Chloe-Sofia or without the strap when I go to work. it is spacious, has plenty pockets. The leather is treated to withstand rain and shine so you don’t have to worry about it is soft leather. It is currently my most favorite handbag and I love how it turned out in these pictures.

Do you prefer wearing handbags from well-known brands or to support local producers whose products are of the same quality?

I can’t wait to read your answers. By the way, there is a really great article that one of my fellow bloggers published in August about the ways how luxury brands devalue the resale market. It is really an eye-opener.

Currently Wearing/ Noleti/ swiss blog
Currently Wearing/ Noleti/ swiss blog
Currently Wearing/ Noleti/ swiss blog

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Bag from Noleti

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Noleti/ Dior sunglasses/ Swiss blog
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L’interview est en anglais et en français

“A positive attitude will lead to positive outcomes.” (unknown)

Today I am happy to introduce you to Laurent Cordaillat. I got to know Laurent through Ellen Kocher. Her interview was published two weeks ago and if you missed it, you can find it right here.  

Laurent is a self-made man who combines straight business approach with a positive attitude to bring change to businesses in Switzerland. He traveled around the world, climbed the Himalayas, dined with Massai, lost everything and rebuilt himself from scratch thanks to his positive approach to life.

He believes that we need to change the way we WORK in order to change our society. And he is doing it through helping business leaders change the way they THINK. And I like that because who would not want to work with a positive, mindful boss?

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud or watch the interview on Youtube. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channels so that we can inspire even more people together.

Find out more about Laurent and his company Swiss Privileges HERE.

You can find and follow him on his YouTube channel, full of practical tips to practice the positive attitude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LMwRtDYQ-o

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