Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

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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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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Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Omega provided me the documentary “Every Split Second Counts” by John Dower. It is packed with thrilling film sequences from the past, interviews with former and in Rio performing athletes and with a look behind the scenes of timekeeping today. 

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Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

That´s a real upgrade for the Swatch Sistem 51. Now the affordable, mechanical revolution of Swatch is available in a 316L-steel case. Swatch Sistem51 goes metal! Be among the very first to discover the new collection!

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That´s what I would call a colorful summer on the wrist …

That´s what I would call a colorful summer on the wrist …

There are people who seriously believe that there are only black watches on the market. But precisely the opposite is true. These are 10 colorful wristwatches reflecting my – and hopefully also your –  actual summer feelings …

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Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

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Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Chronographs normally do have two push-pieces to activate the functions start, stop and reset to zero. This Hanhart gets along with only one push-piece. Discover a chronograph I personally find very attractive …

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How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

The entire luxury sector has seen much better times than these. Worldwide unfavorable developments have led to an overall decline in business. But not at Montblanc! The brand is still growing. 

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Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze upholstery ages and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Some times it might be a little extreme as this picture of that Panerai shows us. Send me your pictures of your bronze watch and share the patina with us.

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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

This Panerai bears the name MARINA MILITARE. This Panerai is limited to 1000 pieces. This Panerai is powered by the in-house calibre P.3000.

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Do you remember when I last year in June presented you the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111? It is a 44 mm pilots watch I personally find very attractive and that is fair-priced. I today invite you to discover the Oris again.

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What´s your opinion on these 6 x 2 watches? Vote for your favorite!

What´s your opinion on these 6 x 2 watches? Vote for your favorite!

I am presenting you 6 pairs of watches that are absolutely comparable. You will discover 12 brands and 6 type of watches. Let me know which 6 watches are your personal favorites and tell us why …

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Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

For the 27th time Omega will be the official timekeeper at Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Games will start the 5th of August and last until the 21st. The six Omega watches are already available today…

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RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

“I come from graffiti. All my work originates there. It was my school for painting, I learned in the street”, says Cyril Kongo. Is this enough to design a tourbillon? Have a look and tell me what you think!

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Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot is the official timekeeper of the Tour de France 2016 which will start July, 2nd in Mont-Saint-Michel. The participants will have to cycle 3519 kilometers …

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Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Chronographs, cars, classic cars and motorsports are in a symbiotic relationship. In competition the seconds, tenth of a second and hundreds of a second make the difference. The second place is the first loser … 

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Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

This is the all black Chopard Superfast Chronograph that has just been launched here in Le Mans alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I invite you to have a closer look since that´s a real cool timepiece …

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot  (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Click on “read more” and you will be among the very first to discover the stunning four new Omega full ceramic GMT diving watches. Live taken pictures and all the technical details are waiting for you  …

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Announcing an exclusive launch of four new Omega watches that will go online next Tuesday, 14.06.2016 @ 03:30 CEST (= Monday, 21:30 EDT). Don’t miss it!!!

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10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

All the ten diving watches – except the Rolex – shown here have been presented in 2016. It´s a choice I have made for you. I hope you like them!

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Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

In 1987 Chronoswiss founder and former owner Gerd-Rüdiger Lang was the very first to introduce a so called Regulator dial in a wristwatch. The extraordinary display won hearts and wrists and became an icon …

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Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Last week the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time was presented as a world premier in New York. The watch is a mechanical timezone computer for the wrist, a one of a kind timepiece. The CEO will tell you more…

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MB&F LM1 Silberstein – When friends meet and create an exceptional timepiece

MB&F LM1 Silberstein – When friends meet and create an exceptional timepiece

You know Max Büsser of course and some of probably also remember Alain Silberstein. The french architect at the time created some real outstanding watches… Discover the new MB&F LM1 Silberstein by dozens of pictures I took…

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The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – much thinner and lighter than those models already in the collection

The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – much thinner and lighter than those models already in the collection

The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic, are powered by the P.9010 automatic calibre. The latter enabled the redesign of the watches. To distinguish them they all have an intense Panerai-blue seconds hand.

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