Jan Lehmhaus

COUNTRY

Germany

ABOUT

Jan Lehmhaus is a freelance journalist who writes about all the beautiful things in life that we know we shouldn’t become infatuated with—and about the many reasons why we nonetheless fall in love with them time and again. He especially likes to write about watches, the people who make them and the ups and downs in the luxury goods industry.

Like his colleagues, he spends much of his time where precious timepieces are conceived and built, e.g. the Swiss Jura and Saxony. Special-interest journals, lifestyle magazines and corporate-publishing titles print his stories, which he writes in Hamburg’s historical center and thus in the immediate vicinity of the great jewelry stores, where he loves to spend his lunch breaks eavesdropping on the thoughts of passersby who pause to ogle the goods in the jewelers’ display windows.

Aesthetically and technically refined debutantes spark his enthusiasm, but not his desire to own them: he’s thoroughly professional in this regard. And he’s also so unprofessional that he returned from a reportage journey to a watch swap with an antique tower clock—simply because he’d fallen in love with it.

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Jan Lehmhaus

COUNTRY

Germany

ABOUT

Jan Lehmhaus is a freelance journalist who writes about all the beautiful things in life that we know we shouldn’t become infatuated with—and about the many reasons why we nonetheless fall in love with them time and again. He especially likes to write about watches, the people who make them and the ups and downs in the luxury goods industry.

Like his colleagues, he spends much of his time where precious timepieces are conceived and built, e.g. the Swiss Jura and Saxony. Special-interest journals, lifestyle magazines and corporate-publishing titles print his stories, which he writes in Hamburg’s historical center and thus in the immediate vicinity of the great jewelry stores, where he loves to spend his lunch breaks eavesdropping on the thoughts of passersby who pause to ogle the goods in the jewelers’ display windows.

Aesthetically and technically refined debutantes spark his enthusiasm, but not his desire to own them: he’s thoroughly professional in this regard. And he’s also so unprofessional that he returned from a reportage journey to a watch swap with an antique tower clock—simply because he’d fallen in love with it.