About us

Our editorial content - Tests, watch pictures... - is produced on a daily basis by watch collectors and photographs.
All are independent from the watch brands and genuine watch enthusiasts!

In alphabetical order:

Jeff Beaumont, tester/writer
Age: 41
Occupation: building engineer
Hobbies: cycling, sailing, music
Litterature / favorite authors: Haruki Murakami, John Irving, Michel Houellebecq, Philippe Djian, Philip Roth
My passion for watches: History, design, technical issues... there’s always something interesting in horology!
My favorite complication: the perpetual calendar
My favorite types of watches: every kind of sporty watches and tool watches!

Sébastien Bey-Haut, tester/writer
Age : 29 ans
Occupation: manager, consulting firm
Hobbies : photography, diving
Litterature / favorite authors: Bret Easton Ellis, Michel Houellebecq, James Ellroy, Sade
My passion for watches: No idea! It started when I was 16 and got real with my first job/salary. It is getting worse and worse...
My favorite complication: moon phases
My favorite types of watches: all of them, from the very classic watch until the UFO watch... As soon as there is a good reason to be interested in the watch such as history, caliber, finishing...

Nicolas Buisson, photographer - Eye Candy section
Age : 39 ans
Occupation: photographer
Hobbies: downhill skiing, water skiing
Litterature / favorite authors: Haruki Murakami, Arto Paasilinna
My passion for watches: Serge Gainsbourg’s Breitling Cosmonaute
My favorite complication: all of them
My favorite types of watches: Rolex Explorer 2 1655 Freccione, Audemars Piguet Kasparov and Patek Philippe Nautilus

Lise Decoox, photographer - Eye Candy section

Age: 32
Occupation: photographer
Hobbies: music, dance, cinema
Litterature / favorite authors: Amélie Nothomb, Tonino Benacquista
My favorite types of watches: vintage watches, ultra-thin watches as well as watches with a view on the movement! And of course jewel watches...

Frédéric Duplantier, tester/writer
Age : 46 ans
Occupation: dentist
Hobbies: vintage cars, litterature, cinema
Litterature / favorite authors: crime fictions
My passion for watches: a few of my close friends, watch enthusiasts, transmitted me the virus a few years ago...
My favorite complication: the perpetual calendar, the minute repititing as well as ultra-thin watches
My favorite types of watches: classic and dressy watches and vintage watches.

Even, photographer - Eye Candy section
Age : 36 ans
Occupation: photographer
Hobbies: travels and foreign cultures
Litterature / favorite authors: John Fante, Philip Roth, Steve Toltz, M. Aguéev 

Pierre Gisclard, Chief editor of The Watch Observer, photographer for the sections Tests and Editor’s watch galleries and Partner of The Watch Observer
Age : 43 ans
Occupation: Editor and photographer
Hobbies: litterature, wakeboarding, submarine hunting, fishing, horology
Litterature / favorite authors: Philippe Djian, Marc Durin-Valois, Caryl Férey, Henning Mankell, James Elroy, Fred Vargas.
My passion for watches: it was born when wy father offered me, for my 20 years age, that Rolex 1675 dated 1969 - my birth year...
My favorite complication: chronograph and power reserve indicator because they are usefull / moon phases because it is a poetic complication.
My favorite types of watches: all of them! With a soft spot for divers’ watches, dressy watches as well as vintage watches.

Thomas Gisclard, Sales manager and Partner of The Watch Observer
Age : 36 ans
Occupation: advertising sales
Hobbies: badminton, cinema, fishing and horology of course!
Litterature / favorite authors: Camus, Frédéric Beigbeder, Maurice G. Dantec
My passion for watches: it comes from the inner characteristics of watches (aesthetics and technical aspects) - a passion which was born with an Omega watch.
My favorite complication: the alarm and the GMT functions, quite useful when traveling!
My favorite types of watches: vintage and dressy watches

Pierre-Laurent Hahn, photographer - Eye Candy section
Age : 42 ans
Occupation: photographer (portraits / ornamentation / lifestyle)
Hobbies: tennis, my 2 kids, running
Litterature / favorite authors: Michel Peyramaure, Stephen Sweig, Tatiana de Rosnay, Douglas Kenedy, Haruki Murakami, Erik Orsenna, Guillaume Musso.

Mike Hoss, tester/writer
Age : 52 ans
Occupation: perfume and cosmetic industry
Hobbies: horology, calligraphy
Litterature / favorite authors: None! I love music – classical music, opera...
My passion for watches: it was born from personal and Professional meetings as well as travels I did.
My favorite complication: I’m more attracted by the design and the style of the watch itself than by its complications. Anyway, I have a soft spot for chronograph watches and perpetual or annual calendar watches.
My favorite types of watches: vintage watches and Haute Horlogerie - and even better when you can mix both!

Ed Lépicier, tester/writer
Age : 50 ans
Occupation: consulting firm
Hobbies : horology, litterature.
Litterature / favorite authors: Nicolas Bouvier, François Bon, Pierre Michon, Alexandre Vialatte
My passion for watches: i twas born with that watch my wife offered me for my 40 years old birthday. She did not know what mistake she was doing...
My favorite complication: ultra thin watches
My favorite types of watches: classic / dressy watches

Mr. B, photographer - Eye Candy section
Age : 38 ans
Occupation: grand reporter
Hobbies: litterature, classical music.
Litterature / favorite authors: Dostoïevski, Stefan Sweig
My passion for watches: wrist-watches are the only jewel for men... and the only one I keep with me all aroung the world when I am travelling!
My favorite complication: GMT function and worldtimer
My favorite types of watches: functional watches / sporty watches

Ulysse Morael, tester/writer
Age : 42 ans
Occupation: doctor
Hobbies: cinema, politics
Litterature / favorite authors: Balzac, Maupassant, Stendhal
My passion for watches: it started with my first Swatch watch, purchased in 1983!
My favorite complication: chronograph watches
My favorite types of watches: military watches

G de Olabuenaga, tester/writer
Age : 52 ans
Occupation: finance
Hobbies: flying
Litterature / favorite authors: Bukoswki, St. Exupery, Voltaire
My passion for watches: my father is responsible for it!
My favorite complication: mysterious watches and clocks
My favorite types of watches: pilots’ watches and chronographs

Yann Poix, photographer - Eye Candy section
Age : 26 ans
Occupation: marketing
Hobbies: photography, cinema, video games
Litterature / favorite authors: crime fictions
My passion for watches: it was born with those pictures I did for The Watch Observer!
My favorite complication: all of them, as soon as something’s happening!
My favorite types of watches: historical watches and sporty watches

Paul Ragiac, tester/writer
Age : 34 ans
Occupation: teacher
Hobbies: running, painting, litterature
Litterature / favorite authors: Bret Easton Ellis, Proust, Albert Camus.
My passion for watches: it comes from an old vintage watch found into the attic...
My favorite complication: None! A sole tic-tock is enough to me!
My favorite types of watches: historical watches