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What today’s watch managers can still learn from Voltaire

Voltaire was a universal genius. He was not only a philosopher, but also a clever businessman and made a large fortune, which gave him the freedom to do what he enjoyed.

His greatest challenge, however, was to found, vertically diversify and professionally manage the “MANUFACTURE ROYALE DE MONTRES DE FERNEY” (1770-1778). (This is not directly related to the products and the brand Manufacture Royale !)

Voltaire. Copyright Carlos Primeros

To be read in an exciting book with the title

MONSIEUR DE VOLTAIRE – THE CUNNING WATCH MANAGER OF FERNEY

1770-1778: Eight years that shaped the Swiss watch industry.

Get your personal copy, dedicated by the author Karl H. Nuber, for a subscription price of 58 CHF plus shipping costs of 5 CHF domestic and 10 CHF international by prepayment via PayPal.

Publication date: December 2022 (print on demand), limited edition, with illustrations by Carlos Primeros.

If you have queries please let me know.

About Karl Heinz Nuber

Nuber ist langjähriger unabhängiger Uhren Journalist und begann seine Karriere in den frühen 80er Jahren. Durch das Sammeln kam er zum Schreiben. Er ist Gründer des vierteljährlich regelmässig bilingual – Deutsch und English - erscheinenden TOURBILLON Magazin’s, der digitalen TOURBILLON Plattform TICK-Talk, der Ausstellungs- und Event Plattform Art of TOURBILLON und TOURBILLON TV. Er tritt regelmässig als Kenner der Branche in Erscheinung.

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