Three questions for Julia Maehner


Who or what inspired your interest in the jewelry and watch industry?

As a technology journalist, what primarily interests me is the digitization of our accessories, especially with watches. They are thus becoming an extension of our smartphone worn on the wrist.

What problems/aspects (please mention three) do you think are influencing the jewelry and watch industry today?

- Sustainability

- Scarcity of resources

- Loss of individuality

What is your vision of the future for the jewelry and watch sector?

Jewelry and watches are getting more and more functional. In the not-too-distant future, we will move away from the smartphone and take to communication devices that are located directly on the body, like smartwatches.