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

A successful and influential strategy professional, Marc has worked in a variety of industries all over the world. Now a proud owner of the MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT, the luxury travel field watch, he was kind enough to invite us into his house to discuss his timepiece. Ever amiable, he shared his thoughts on what a watch means to him and his relationship with MEERSON.

What inspired you to join the exclusive group of MEERSON watch owners?

After having an in-depth discussion with Alexandre himself about his creations, I was inspired by the passion and vision that shone through him. I could see how it is an ever-present pillar throughout every stage of the product creation process, and the house as a whole. The uniqueness and exclusivity of the brand was also highly attractive to me. The level of the craftsmanship that goes into the making the watches is rare and something you don't see in many prestige brands. It feels like you are not just buying into a brand, but a philosophy.

 

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

 

How do you like to wear your MEERSON D15 watch?

Left wrist naturally, and as you can tell, it's on all the time, all day, every day. I think of it simply as a tool of mine, which keeps me on time, pushing me forward in my life. My watch needs to be rugged, as my job has me travelling all the time, leaving me quite open to the elements. I could be wearing it in the office in London one day, the next on site, and travelling the next. Therefore it needs to be able to deal with all terrains, along with every challenge my life throws at it.

 

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

 

Are there any specific traits of your watch that you particularly enjoy?

The weight and fit of the watch. For such a significant watch, it feels extremely comfortably, to the extent that you almost forget it's on your wrist. It also boasts great clarity and usability, which is the fundamental building block for any great timepiece. The last thing you want is to glance at your watch, and not be able to tell what time it is! It sounds simple but functionality should never be overshadowed by form, and this creation infuses both of these ideologies perfectly. There is a certain discretion to it all, compared to wearing a well-known luxury high street brand that is garishly recognisable to everyone and tends to be generally impersonal. There is an appreciation for the fact that the movement is handmade, that all the parts are hand-finished, and the overall effort that goes into its production. As a result of this, you feel a fidelity to the brand and its principles, rather than just the product.

 

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

 

So is it fair to say you have deep appreciation for the MEERSON house as a whole, rather just purely its watches?

Yes absolutely, they make you feel like you are more than just a customer but instead part of the project with them; it is very special. I loved the idea of helping build something great by being involved in MEERSON in its early defining years. So there is both enjoyment in the actual product and in the company behind it. After discovering how much energy and passion Alexandre puts into the house, and demands from everyone else involved in creating each piece, it adds another dimension. Recognising these standards gives you great assurance, as they ensure that he will never let you down. If I ever have a question or query, I don't call a warranty department, I call Alexandre, the creator and owner himself on his personal line. Not only is this so much more comfortable and enjoyable, but it means there is a close relationship between the wearer and the creator.

 

Art In Detail Alexandre Meerson Altitude Premiere Officier MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT True Blue Leather Accessories Luxury Style Haute Couture Owner Series Marc Barone
Marc's watch:
  • Name: MEERSON D15 Mk-1 GMT luxury travel watch
  • Material: titanium
  • Dial: True Blue: rhodium and white superluminova
  • Indication: hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, date & AM/PM
  • Reference: 102-GELB
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