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Graduate and founder of luxury watch company


David Blat (SKEMA 2012), 28, is the creator of Lord Henry watches. He is passionate about watchmaking and has always wanted to create his own company which he did in 2015. He sold a few hundred watches online in 2016, almost confidentially.

The Lord Henry brand is now at a turning point. David is launching a Kickstarter campaign for the new version of his watch for a few weeks only. By supporting him, you can take advantage of his offer to pre-order the watch of your choice at a special price: a limited edition with a choice of straps.

Lord Henry watches were created in the founder’s home town of Cannes. He named the product after the true story of the British Lord who, in 1834, discovered the small fishing village that was to become the Cannes we know. Cannes at the time was a small Mediterranean village and Lord Henry instantly fell instantly under its spell. He set up there and helped the town to expand, its reputation reaching the crowned heads of Europe through Lord Henry. Artists were also attracted to what was to become the famous Côte d’Azur. Lord Henry watches draw their inspiration from the Riviera lifestyle, extraordinary landscapes and festival atmosphere. 

They incarnate the story of the discovery of the Riviera (represented by the colourful interchangeable straps), and by this British Lord who is described as elegant and charismatic (represented by the refined design of the casing.) 

David adds: "This Kickstarter campaign will be decisive for the future of Lord Henry watches. If I don’t reach my objective, I will have to reconsider and possibly put an end to this great adventure; but I am convinced that with your help it can go much further. Some amazing stories have begun on Kickstarter: I hope we too will write one shortly. The watches have been sold very discreetly until now, but maybe this is just the beginning". 

The campaign will be launched in a few days’ time and announced on and the brand’s Facebook page. Don’t miss it. 
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