A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE “Pour le Mérite” – That´s the ultimate understatement for a connoisseur

A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE “Pour le Mérite” – That´s the ultimate understatement for a connoisseur

A “simple” dial with three hands, no date; 40,5 mm white-gold case (looks like steel); limited to 218 pieces; sold for 81.300 Euro. Holy sh**! Let us turn the Lange around and discover its calibre L044.1 with fusée-and-chain-transmission.

Zenith supports “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” with a limited edition of five Pilot Ton-Up chronographs

Zenith supports “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” with a limited edition of five Pilot Ton-Up chronographs

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is global charity event raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation.

The new HEUER Autavia – a sneak preview

The new HEUER Autavia – a sneak preview

Yesterday I saw the brand new HEUER Autavia. It was still a prototype of course, but already a quite advanced one. Please have a look at this chronograph that will only cost 4800 CHF and tell me what you think. 

Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about TAG Heuer

Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about TAG Heuer

Jean-Claude Biver is repositioning TAG Heuer. The brand gets cooler, younger and its products less expensive. Listen to this impressive lesson in entrepreneurship I have just recorded.

BRAND OF THE MONTH: HUBLOT

BRAND OF THE MONTH: HUBLOT

HUBLOT: BIG BANG SANG BLEU Playing with polygons for an affirmed graphic identity. The art of tattooing reinterpreted on the iconic HUBLOT Big Bang.


 

A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE “Pour le Mérite” – That´s the ultimate understatement for a connoisseur

A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE “Pour le Mérite” – That´s the ultimate understatement for a connoisseur

A “simple” dial with three hands, no date; 40,5 mm white-gold case (looks like steel); limited to 218 pieces; sold for 81.300 Euro. Holy sh**! Let us turn the Lange around and discover its calibre L044.1 with fusée-and-chain-transmission.

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Zenith supports “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” with a limited edition of five Pilot Ton-Up chronographs

Zenith supports “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” with a limited edition of five Pilot Ton-Up chronographs

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is global charity event raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation.

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Alpina Alpiner 4 Automatic & Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer

Alpina Alpiner 4 Automatic & Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer

Line extension: Alpina, the sister company of Frédérique Constant, just presented these two new timepieces. I must admit I like them! Have a look and tell me what you think …

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Richemont results of the the first five months of the current financial year ended 31 August 2016

Richemont results of the the first five months of the current financial year ended 31 August 2016

There is one CEO and “his” brand emerging from the crisis as a winner so far. It is Jérôme Lambert and Montblanc. Have a look at this official Richemont statement …

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The new HEUER Autavia – a sneak preview

The new HEUER Autavia – a sneak preview

Yesterday I saw the brand new HEUER Autavia. It was still a prototype of course, but already a quite advanced one. Please have a look at this chronograph that will only cost 4800 CHF and tell me what you think. 

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Blancpain: How a tourbillon works

Blancpain: How a tourbillon works

Blancpain is the oldest watch brand of the world and famous for its tourbillon. There is a core idea behind Blancpain’s tourbillon that lay behind the invention that was patented by Ambraham-Louis Breguet in 1801. This video is going to explain the […]

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Circularis: autonomous all the way around

Circularis: autonomous all the way around

MeisterSinger presents the automatic movement MSA01 and expands its Circularis premium line.

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Wempe Glashütte I/SA – the young watch brand is celebrating its tenth anniversary with three new wristwatches.

Wempe Glashütte I/SA – the young watch brand is celebrating its tenth anniversary with three new wristwatches.

Wempe, with 32 branches in cities all over the world sells fine timepieces and jewelry. In Glashütte, Wempe manufactures its own wristwatch chronometers of the Glashütte I/SA brand. Discover three new watches and the actual companies economic figures.

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OurSwatch Quattro – Charity Auction in aid and for the benefit of ‘Doctors Without Borders’

OurSwatch Quattro – Charity Auction in aid and for the benefit of ‘Doctors Without Borders’

OurSwatch Quattro: Four individualists have created their own Swatch watch and they now offer this extremely limited rarity for the first time in a charity auction on September, 26th. Be part of this Charity Auction for ‘Doctors Without Borders’!

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And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Thank you guys for participating in our survey! Your suggestions are more than welcome. We have one winner to announce. Please click on “read more” …

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Breguet: Characteristics of Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon

Breguet: Characteristics of Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon

Breguet’s La Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a very special watch. This video will show many of the unique features of this Minute Repeater Tourbillon, including its vertical hammers, uniquely shaped gongs, magnetic regulator and constant force chain system.

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Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about TAG Heuer

Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about TAG Heuer

Jean-Claude Biver is repositioning TAG Heuer. The brand gets cooler, younger and its products less expensive. Listen to this impressive lesson in entrepreneurship I have just recorded.

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Talking to Raynald Aeschlimann, the new Omega President

Talking to Raynald Aeschlimann, the new Omega President

Raynald Aeschlimann started his career at Omega 20 years ago. Get to know the mover and shaker who will steer the brand in the next years and continue its success story.

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BRAND OF THE MONTH: HUBLOT

BRAND OF THE MONTH: HUBLOT

HUBLOT: BIG BANG SANG BLEU Playing with polygons for an affirmed graphic identity. The art of tattooing reinterpreted on the iconic HUBLOT Big Bang.

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Erratum: Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Here are the correct prices.

Swatch communicated me some wrong prices of the new Sistem51 Irony. Harald wrote a comment and called attention to. And he was proved right. The good news: Some model are cheaper!

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Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

My dear friend David Rippmann from Zürich just filed me his report about the new Swatch Sistem 51 Irony. He ordered the watch last Thursday (the first day you could order one) and got it today. 

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Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber?

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The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

After presenting you the Aquaracer with blue details and blue nylon strap, I present you the Aquaracer with red details and black strap with red topstitching and the Aquaracer with sand-coloured details including a sand-colored strap. 

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The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection was introduced in 2003. Since then it has continued to evolve … This new model, presented yesterday, is a significant step toward a much younger and cooler design. 

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The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

None other than Konstantin Grcic, one of the world’s leading industrial designer, has redesigned the Rado design icon. 

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History & Inspiration of STOWA’s sport watches

History & Inspiration of STOWA’s sport watches

Since 1963, STOWA successfully produces professional sports and diving watches. The resulting watches have been various over the last decades. Especially during the 1970s, STOWA designers have been very active. Exceptional watches with crazy colors were created. Since Jörg Schauer’s takeover of the brand, the […]

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What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

To better illustrate what Omega, the Official Timekeeper, is exactly doing in Rio these days I have an interesting selection of pictures for you. Enjoy them!

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Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Yesterday evening I talked to Raynald in Rio via Skype. The Omega President is extremely busy these days and hard to get. So happy I made it! I invite you to listen to our conversation …

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

500 pieces of the unique Oris wristwatch with a mechanical altimeter/barometer are dedicated to the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), the French police force’s elite special operations unit.

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A new POLL is open. It´s all about the Piaget Polo S. You find the POLL in the right column … Please participate and vote!

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Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

It´s a steel sport watch with an in-house Piaget calibre, positioned at a lower price to attract a new, younger clientele. The question is: Does this watch come at an opportune moment? 

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Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai is the master in celebrating black and military-type dials. The brand consequently stays in its segment. These four watches, with a blue dial, therefore are the exception rather than the rule. Have a look and tell me if you like them.

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Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

The movement’s designer explains the construction in the video! Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014.

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Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some 450 tons of timekeeping material have been brought to Rio. Interested? Click on “read more” to get more insights …  

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MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

We all know MeisterSinger wristwatches with their USP, the single hour hand. Today I present you a pocket watch with the same USP. Worn with the right outfit it can be a nice alternative: the pocket watch as companion for special moments.

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