Founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in 1735 in his native village of Villeret, Blancpain is the world’s oldest watch brand and remained family-owned for almost 200 years. In 1815, Frédéric-Louis Blancpain, grandson of Jehan-Jacques upgraded the Villeret workshops and modified Blancpain’s watch encasement design in addition to developing an ultra-thin construction. In 1830, Frédéric-Louis’ son renamed [...]
An avid traveller, Ricky Koh fell in love with diving upon seeing the amazing world under the ocean. A career in diving, however, was not in the cards initially for Ricky. Indeed, the decision to pursue a career in diving came like a bolt from the blue for him while taking a well-deserved holiday from [...]
Peter Schmitt’s vast technical and economical knowledge in the field of High-Pressure Compressors, Laser and CNG makes him one of the most sought after consultants in the past decade. Photo courtesy of Peter Schmitt After an intense education and Master Degree in Technical Engineering, Peter started in the Laser Technology business, where he sold and [...]
The Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) or World Underwater Federation, was founded in 1959 with the aim of developing and encouraging the understanding and conservation of the underwater world and the practice of aquatic and underwater sport and activities. This momentous creation of a purely underwater organisation would have been impossible without “the passion [...]
A leading scuba equipment manufacturer headquartered in Taiwan, Problue was founded in 1994 by Lai Jinliang as Yuan Liang Trading, a diving equipment trading company helping foreign diving equipment manufacturers to set up factories producing the latest diving equipment for dive enthusiasts in Taiwan. A former banker, Lai left his job at the bank to [...]
Christopher Lee has always loved the outdoors so when it came time to decide what he wanted to do in life, the decision was exceedingly simple. “Sitting in an office was never my plan for life. So when I first plunged underwater in 1988, I knew that was what I wanted to do for a [...]