Talking to Nick Hayek, CEO Swatch Group, about challenging the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, about Swiss Made and the need to always be a step ahead of everyone else.

Talking to Nick Hayek, CEO Swatch Group, about challenging the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, about Swiss Made and the need to always be a step ahead of everyone else.

After the today´s Omega-pressconference I talked to Nick Hayek about his ongoing effort to challenge his competitors and how he tries to defend the Swiss Made. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 best-value-for-money-chronographs 2014

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 best-value-for-money-chronographs 2014

After presenting you my first Top 10 charts, my top Rolex and Omega 2014 I want to show you my Top 10 best-value-for-money-chronographs 2014. Please click on “read more” to see my choice…

EXCLUSIVE: An inside view of the ETA high-tech Swatch Sistem51 production in Boncourt in the Swiss Jura

EXCLUSIVE: An inside view of the ETA high-tech Swatch Sistem51 production in Boncourt in the Swiss Jura

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the newest high-tech ETA plant that produces the Swatch Sistem51. Click on “read more” to get my exclusive story…

The Watch-Insider´s number one Rolex of the year 2014

The Watch-Insider´s number one Rolex of the year 2014

Rolex is such a particular and a unique brand and of course a giant in terms of watches manufactured each year so I thought I do let you know which of the new Rolex 2014 watches was my personal favourite…

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 Chronographs 2014

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 Chronographs 2014

We are approaching the end of the year 2014 and it is time now to let you know which are my top 10 watches 2014 in different categories. Today I want to start with the chronographs…


 

IWC Schaffhausen line extension: The Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511101/IW511102)

IWC Schaffhausen line extension: The Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511101/IW511102)

Only two hands and a winding crown, a wristwatch could hardly be more modest. Click on “read more” to see pure IWC-design at its best…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum

Pre-SIHH 2015: The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum

The Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum interprets one of the most contemporary and useful complications – the world time function – in a new, innovative way.

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Tudor Heritage Ranger – an eye-catching timepiece that represents excellent value for money.

Tudor Heritage Ranger – an eye-catching timepiece that represents excellent value for money.

The Tudor Oyster Prince Ranger Ref. 7995 produced in the late 1960s inspired the 2014 Heritage Ranger. Click on “read more” to discover the new version …

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This is the new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition

This is the new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition

The new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition features a second zone-time mechanism. A moving, compartmentalized flange displays the names of cities representing the world’s 24 time zones.

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Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar Manufacture – Boutique Edition

Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar Manufacture – Boutique Edition

Ulysse Nardin unveils its GMT+ Perpetual exclusive boutique edition limited to 250 pieces. IMO a very good looking version of the manufacturers classic…

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Breaking news: Stéphane Linder has decided today to resign from his role of President & CEO of TAG Heuer

Breaking news: Stéphane Linder has decided today to resign from his role of President & CEO of TAG Heuer

Stéphane Linder has decided today to resign from his role of President & CEO of TAG Heuer to pursue other professional endeavors. Will Guy Sémon follow him?

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Talking to Nick Hayek, CEO Swatch Group, about challenging the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, about Swiss Made and the need to always be a step ahead of everyone else.

Talking to Nick Hayek, CEO Swatch Group, about challenging the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, about Swiss Made and the need to always be a step ahead of everyone else.

After the today´s Omega-pressconference I talked to Nick Hayek about his ongoing effort to challenge his competitors and how he tries to defend the Swiss Made. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

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Talking to Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, about the new METAS certification for Omega

Talking to Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, about the new METAS certification for Omega

Right after the press conference I talked to Stephen Urquhart about the importance of the today´s step. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

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Live from Geneva from the press conference: Omega announces its own testing procedure for the entire watch guaranteed by METAS

With the today’s announcement of Omega the entire Swiss watch industry will have to rethink the value of COSC-testing of movements. The METAS-certification is the future…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time.

Pre-SIHH 2015: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time.

You don´t see anything new? At first sight I fully agree! You have to look twice to discover the Saxonia watch family with its new dial design…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar with a meteorite stone dial.

Pre-SIHH 2015: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar with a meteorite stone dial.

“Master Calendar, a calendar straight from space”, says Jaeger-LeCoultre. Let´s have a look at the new watch that will be presented officially in January at the SIHH 2015 in Geneva.

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A new POLL is open! Please vote! The POLL is located at the right side of this page when you scroll down…

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I WANT YOUR OPINION! I just closed the last POLL and now let us together discuss the results.

I WANT YOUR OPINION! I just closed the last POLL and now let us together discuss the results.

“Baselworld 2014: Which of the novelties of the brands mentioned impressed you most. You may choose three brands.” 3621 participated in the poll and now I want to discuss the results. Click on “read more” to join the discussion…

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The Watch-Insider´s smartest and, at the same time, best value for money watch of the year 2014

The Watch-Insider´s smartest and, at the same time, best value for money watch of the year 2014

Already last year I was thrilled when Oris presented its Aquis Depth Gauge. This year Oris tried to outbid itself and succeeded. Click on “read more” to discover the watch…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Piaget Altiplano Chronograph – The world’s thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph timepiece


Pre-SIHH 2015: Piaget Altiplano Chronograph – The world’s thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph timepiece


The hand-wound flyback chronograph with its 4.65 mm movement and its 8.24 mm case is the thinnest in the world in terms of both its ultra-thin calibre and case.

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Smoking hot: Hublot unveils its new Classic Fusion ForbiddenX watches

Smoking hot: Hublot unveils its new Classic Fusion ForbiddenX watches

Hublot started its partnership with the famous cigar maker Arturo Fuente two years ago. The King Power Arturo Fuente chronograph was the first shared timepiece. Now four different Hublot Classic Fusion ForbiddenX models will follow…

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The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 best-value-for-money-chronographs 2014

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 best-value-for-money-chronographs 2014

After presenting you my first Top 10 charts, my top Rolex and Omega 2014 I want to show you my Top 10 best-value-for-money-chronographs 2014. Please click on “read more” to see my choice…

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EXCLUSIVE: An inside view of the ETA high-tech Swatch Sistem51 production in Boncourt in the Swiss Jura

EXCLUSIVE: An inside view of the ETA high-tech Swatch Sistem51 production in Boncourt in the Swiss Jura

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the newest high-tech ETA plant that produces the Swatch Sistem51. Click on “read more” to get my exclusive story…

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The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 Dress Watches 2014

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 Dress Watches 2014

After presenting you my top 10 chronographs, my top Rolex and Omega watch of the year 2014, I want to show you my top 10 dress watches. Click on “read more” to see my choice…

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The Watch-Insider´s number one Omega of the year 2014

The Watch-Insider´s number one Omega of the year 2014

After showing you my favorite Rolex two days ago you may now discover my Omega of the year 2014. It is probably not the one you might guess… Click on “read more” to see the watch…

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