Guenter Blumlein was the man behind Les Manufactures Horlogeres, which owned the three highly admired and very successful brands — Jaeger-LeCoultre, A. Lange & Sohne, and IWC — up until 2000 when the Richemont Group bought them. Blumlein was instrumental in the success of LMH, and is considered a legend in the industry. Looking back and hearing all the stories and positive remarks about him, makes me wish I would have had a chance to meet him. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2001, at the early age of 58. His legacy lives on though.

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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.