A conductor gets a watch

A conductor gets a watch


norman lebrecht

July 13, 2014

First they gave one to a singer.

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Then to a guitar player.

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Now, at last, to a conductor.


Pablo Heras Casado, director de orquesta Con Piaget en el Hotel Palace


(Do you think they’ve got one left for Gergiev?)


Press puff: Pablo Heras-Casado has partnered with Piaget, marking a remarkable period of his career that has included being named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year and one of El País’s “100 Iberian-Americans who have shaped 2013.” The Spanish maestro has chosen the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s Altiplano model—the thinnest automatic watch in the world. As the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Principal Conductor since 2011 and a regular guest conductor with leading international orchestras, Pablo notes ?the resonance between his daily music-making and this treasured craft: “Time is a fundamental part of my work. I must measure each minute so that the concert turns out perfectly.”?

Pablo Heras-Casado is a proud international friend of Piaget.


  • Mark Winn says:

    His last sentance…….pass me a bucket.

  • Olaugh Turchev says:

    “watch for pedestrians”… so why not musicians?

  • Mr Oakmountain says:

    Actually, when they gave a watch to Domingo, he was featured as a conductor on the ad photo, not as a singer. Didn’t they give one to Maazel – rest in peace – too?