Alexandre Meerson Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Ann Scott
 

When it comes to taste there are fewer names that hold as much weight in London then Ann Scott. Engrossed in the world of high culture, she has been a main stay in luxury travel ever since she founded her public relations company over three decades ago. Her being named in London's 1000 most influential people last year is tribute to this. Naturally we were thrilled when she became one of our first owners, weeks after our launch two years ago. Ann was kind enough to invite us to her Chelsea home for a catch up to see how she was getting on with her rose gold Altitude Première.

How did you discover MEERSON? And what ultimately lead you to become an owner?

Ann Scott: It was coincidental discovery, but one I am very happy occurred. I was invited by the Telegraph Luxury team to last year's Salon QP event, held at the Saatchi gallery, as one of their guests. Upon walking around the exhibition I was drawn to the MEERSON stand, and to this piece in particular. I am not a collector of watches, I have a couple of timepieces for various reasons, but when I saw this very beautiful watch, I was instantly enthralled. It is very unlike me to be tempted to purchase a watch on the spot like that, but it was just so stylish and so clear, that I tried it on. Then when I realised I could have number 002 from the inaugural collection, I bought it. I principally was not in there to buy a watch, I was there as a guest, but was impressed by the clarity and the style - it is a simple but very very elegant watch.

"I was simply blown away by the design"

 

Whats more, when I learnt the person that was showing it to me was Alexandre Meerson - the designer himself, it really helped. He himself was also wearing the very same watch, which I took as further justification for the watches' beauty and value. He had the full selection of the collection available to him and he was wearing this piece. I was simply blown away by the design, and couldn't turn down the opportunity to obtain such a special piece early in collection's history.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Deborah

 

How do you like to wear your timepiece?

In terms of location on my body I actually wear it on my right hand, all the time, which I know is a little bit irregular, especially considering I am right handed. But I wear it all time, its versatility means I can comfortably wear it in any setting. Apart from on the golf course, as you can damage the movement but putting such impact through the piece. Although even then I keep it in my golf bag and it gets a lot of admiring glances.

But as said I can wear it on any occasion, I also have another watch strap that I bought at the same time, so I could turn it into summer or winter watch. The watch face is extremely clean and stylish meaning it combines beautifully with both materials, and I can wear it any time of day, for any occasion. I don't have to change as it goes with everything.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Deborah

 

Which characteristics of your Altitude Première in particular do you enjoy?

Clarity - I can easy read the time, any time of day! It sounds basic, but this a absolutely vital foundation that all watches need to be built on. So many brands these days focus so intensely on form that they make functionality a secondary priority. But this piece provides complete clarity of vision, no matter the time of day.

"You can see the slight Italian influence in the design"

 

The piece's beautiful alone was enough to convince me to buy it, but after being informed of the design philosophy; my appreciation grew further. It is authentic in every way and in every component. A Swiss built watch, with the French Meerson design. You can see the slight Italian influence in the design as well, which is very important to me. The majority of my clients are Italian, and I think they are the world leaders in every single conceivable way in terms of design. Whether its architecture, clothes, shoes or jewellery, for me if its Italian then I'm going to influenced in my buying decision.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Deborah

 

Thank you for your time and kind words, is there anything else you would like to add?

Just that I am very pleased with my watch, and to be part of the MEERSON journey in its early, defining chapters. It is incredibly beautiful and so easy to wear and use. The real reason to have a watch is to see what the time is, and there is no mistaking that it delivers that with a face this size and so beautifully designed. I have previously mentioned this but I can not stress how important it is to me, the watch combines great form and functionality. I really ought to consider buying a ladies version when they are released.

 

Ann's watch:

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Première Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Deborah
  • Name: Altitude Première Date
  • Material: 18k 4N rose gold
  • Dial: white silvered; 18k 4N rose gold appliques
  • Indication: hour, minute, date
  • Reference: 101-PBKR
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