TB: Strange move from Bund to Pilot’s and then back to Aquatimers, what is the story behind that move?
BD: During my time with the Special Forces, I did a lot of parachute jumps. A plane was a natural habitat for me so I bought some Pilot's Watches first. The shift to the Aquatimer family was made because I do a lot of sport, so I wanted watches that I could wear during these activities. The Aquatimer line is for now the only line I collect, I can wear these in daily life and when running, swimming and diving.
TB: What will be your next watch?
BD: An Aquatimer (laughs). I love the first Aquatimer Cousteau (IW3548) so maybe that one, maybe an Ocean 2000, we will see.
TB: If you could keep only one watch from your collection, which one would it be?
BD: It would be the Aquatimer (IW3231) from the vintage collection. For me a perfect design, high level of comfort to wear, clear to read, versatile - I put the Jan Ulrich strap on it - so in short, a perfect watch.
If I would be asked to design an Aquatimer, it would be even more pure, without a date. Although I am very fond of the Split minute. I once called it on the forum, the “forgotten” complication, works great for divers, very useful.