Alexandre Meerson Altitude Premiere Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Brand Ambassador Chris Molloy
 

Like his timepiece of choice, the Altitude Première Date, Chris Molloy embodies understated style in every aspect of his life. Born in Zambia, and now residing in London, he is a Partner in the strategy consulting firm he co-founded 16 years ago. He loves cars and adventure (editor: and his wife!). We were able to catch up with Chris and his watch as he took his car around the prestigious Goodwood racing track.

What attracted you to join the MEERSON family?

The timepieces are truly exceptional and so desirable. A watch that stays true to old school values of design and craftsmanship is deeply appealing. If you think about some of the most established and revered watch brands, they were once the person himself designing and making those watches. For me, that is Alexandre Meerson today.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Premiere Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Brand Ambassador Chris Molloy

 

How do you like to wear your watch?

I regard my Altitude Première as a suit watch, so I wear it all the time at work, but not as often at weekends. I also wear it to formal occasions, when it is fun to replace my everyday strap (which is a lovely Berania leather) with a stunning stingray strap – it looks amazing with a dinner jacket. One of the most appealing things about the watch is how wearable it is – the curved shape, the slimmer dimensions and the lightness, which I guess comes from making it from solid titanium. You can forget it is on your wrist until it catches your eye.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Premiere Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Brand Ambassador Chris Molloy

 

Along with this, are there any other particular aspects you love about your Première?

I keep coming back to two things that really stand out for me. The first is the hands; as I understand it these are purposely asymmetrically cut, which is very unusual, especially for a classic dress watch. When you look at the watch from any angle the hands always seem to be reflecting back at you as they catch the light. This is really striking and means I don’t have to reach for my reading glasses to tell the time! The second is the lugs, which are just magnificent. The design is so iconic and it looks like my watch is floating on my wrist.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Premiere Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Brand Ambassador Chris Molloy

 

How does your Meerson impact you and your life?

In a work environment I am surprised at how many people ask me about it. It’s fun to tell the story of Meerson and of this particular piece. I also think it projects a little about who I am. Many people chose their watch based on the brand and what they believe that says about them. You chose a Meerson because you love it and you just want to have it on your wrist.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Premiere Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Chris Molloy
Chris' watch:
  • Name: Altitude Première Date
  • Material: titanium
  • Dial: graphite with rhodium appliques
  • Indication: hours, minutes & date
  • Reference: 101-PEKV
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