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Cela devient maintenant une tradition, après 2016, 2017 et 2018, je partage ici la liste des lectures qui m’ont accompagnées durant l’année écoulée. C’est toujours un plaisir de se replonger dans ses lectures et ça renouvelle la motivation à lire pour l’année à venir !

Place au bilan de l’année 2019 par ordre de lecture :


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Photo by Will van Wingerden on Unsplash

Après ma première revue en 2016, puis l’année dernière, je commence ce millésime par une nouvelle édition. J’inaugure également un système de notation à base d’emoji qui me permettra de mieux m’y retrouver lorsque je souhaite relire un livre. Car comme disait Oscar Wilde :

“Si l’on ne peut trouver de jouissance à lire et à relire un livre, il n’est d’aucune utilité de le lire même une fois”

Voici donc la liste des livres de l’année 2018 par ordre de lecture :


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Would you wear this watch for a job interview?

A few years ago, I was interviewed for a big consulting firm while I was still a student and wearing my Rolex Submariner 14060M. After a few minutes, the interviewer interrupted our conversation by saying “Oh so you have already succeeded in life”, pointing at my left wrist. He was making reference to Jacques Seguela, a French advertising agent, who once stupidly said “If you haven’t got a Rolex by the age of 50, then you have failed in life”. …


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Library goals

J’ai adoré faire ma première revue annuelle de lecture l’an passé, j’ai pu faire un bilan et j’y reviens régulièrement pour me rappeler d’un livre et de ce que j’en ai retiré. Cela m’a également permis d’avoir de nombreux échanges… et donc de nouvelles suggestions de lecture !

Je n’ai malheureusement pas eu cette année la discipline nécessaire pour atteindre mes objectifs de lecture. Ce bilan m’a permis d’en prendre conscience et je me réjouis d’avance des lectures de l’année à venir.

Voici donc la liste des livres de l’année 2017 par ordre de lecture :


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En 2016, l’une de mes résolutions était de garder une trace de mes lectures au cours de l’année. C’est une façon pour moi d’analyser a posteriori et de garder davantage en mémoire ce que j’ai lu. Tout va tellement vite qu’il est nécessaire de trouver des moments pour s’arrêter et prendre un peu de recul. Cela me permet également de regarder l’année écoulée sous une autre perspective et peut être que cela pourra donner des idées de lecture à certains !

Voici donc la liste des livres de l’année 2016 par ordre de lecture :


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Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Geophysic True Second

Since we launched Toolwatch.io (you can find the full story here!), we’ve been constantly listening to our users and improving the service. While we learnt after launching a poll that ours users were massively requesting a mobile app (which we are working on, more on that soon!) we have still been working on the web app to provide the best experience possible for watch lovers around the world. Today, we are proud to announce a new release with a lot of fixes and improvements which we wanted to showcase here !

New input : Before you had 5 secs countdown and we asked you to enter the precise time of your watch using a 24h format. This alone was source of discrepancies and hindered the precisions of your measures. Moreover, if the exact time was something like 9:20:17 it was difficult to be 100% accurate because most timepieces have markers for each five seconds. Finally, the parallax effect wasn’t doing any good to the accuracy of your measures either. With this new sync system, we only have to press one button when the seconds hand reaches the 12-oclock position. …


Our ultimate watch gift guide for watch aficionados is ment to treat you with the holiday season approaching ! We must warn you first, you might end up buying everything, be careful and read along at your own risk !

A new strap. Changing a strap is probably the most cost-effective way to get a new watch. It’s amazing to see how our perception of a watch can totally change with just a new strap. Some watches are pretty versatile and look amazingly well with different straps such as the Omega Speedmaster that will be equally gorgeous on steel bracelet, leather strap or even nato strap. Panerai is also famous for their large variety of straps and the ease of changing them. It is often said that a true Paneristi doesn’t live too far away from his additional straps and can’t change them in less than a minute ! If you are looking for some nice, hand crafted straps, we would suggest having a look at Crown & Buckle for the variety of their straps and the quality of the production. …


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Jusqu’à -70% de quoi ? Je dois faire partie des 5%.

Update : Après ce post, lu à plus de 300 reprises, j’ai reçu de nombreux témoignages de soutien sur les réseaux sociaux de la part d’ex-clients de Voyageprive.com qui ont été victimes de pratiques similaires et j’ai été contacté par deux journalistes.
J’ai également été contacté par VP et ai été remboursé de la totalité des frais après avoir refusé d’autres propositions de dédommagement. Je considère l’histoire close de mon côté mais reste convaincu que Voyageprive.com …


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Switzerland, the home of watchmaking !

A few months ago, we started building Toolwatch to help mechanical watch aficionados around the world measure the accuracy of their timepieces. If you want to know more about Toolwatch’s story, I’ve already written a piece on Medium.

I’m such a product nerd that I enjoy as much building a new product than using some cool products to do that! (Wow, I used “product” three times in the same sentence!)
I’m happy to share with you my list of favorite products that helped us make Toolwatch and that we are using on a regular basis. As we started building Toolwatch as a side project most of the product we use are either free or not very expensive. So here’s my list!


“How my product was the #1 upvoted on Product Hunt”. “How Product Hunt got me featured on TechCrunch, brought me 20k active paying users over the last 48 hours”. Those stories are all over the internet. While they are great to read and can be pretty inspiring for preparing a launch on Product Hunt, they do not represent the majority of project being posted. Here is our story of a “normal” launch on Product Hunt and what it taught us.

Last month, we launched the new version of Toolwatch.io (see what’s new here). While our initial launch was kept confidential to gather first feedback from early adopters, we wanted this new version to get more exposure so the idea of posting it on Product Hunt was a no-brainer. Being a niche product (we tend to prefer mechanical watches over smartwatches!) we knew we wouldn’t appeal to the majority of Product Hunters but we thought it was still worth the try. …

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Marc Montagne

I love watches, start-ups, Art and I live under Oscar Wilde’s precepts. Working for Vacheron Constantin & building Toolwatch.io #Digital #Entrepreneur

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