Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

MIDO WATCH DESIGN CONTEST. Mido is looking for you! Become a juror and decide which timepiece will be presented during Baselworld 2016 (17. – 24. March)

MIDO WATCH DESIGN CONTEST. Mido is looking for you! Become a juror and decide which timepiece will be presented during Baselworld 2016 (17. – 24. March)

Mido has launched a competition in-between three well-known Swiss watch designers. Vote for your personal favorite and win either the new watch or a trip to London for two. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Blaze of color: 10 diving watches seen from a new perspective

Blaze of color: 10 diving watches seen from a new perspective

Here is no risk of boredom! I want to show a selection of actual diving watches that differ through color. Assuming that each model shown will properly do its job under water let us simply concentrate on the look …

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Swatch SISTEM51 – Discover the new Swatch SISTEM INCOGNITO and see the entire collection

Swatch SISTEM51 – Discover the new Swatch SISTEM INCOGNITO and see the entire collection

In my eyes the Swatch SISTEM51 is a perfect mechanical watch: Swiss made + ETA-hightech calibre + cool design + good quality = absolutely inexpensive. Many good reasons to click on “read more” to get an update…

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37 degrees Celsius here in Vienna! 10 tongue-in-cheek suggestions how to beat the heat…

37 degrees Celsius here in Vienna! 10 tongue-in-cheek suggestions how to beat the heat…

I don’t mind the heat, but I know many others do. So just in case here are ten watches and tips how to beat the heat with them …

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Ladies’ Choice … Montblanc Bohème Collection… let me present you the new Moongarden and Day & Night Timepieces


Ladies’ Choice … Montblanc Bohème Collection… let me present you the new Moongarden and Day & Night Timepieces


Montblanc ads new timepieces to its Bohème Collection to extend this feminine and elegant collection.

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Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc International

Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc International

Jérôme and I talked about the latest developments concerning the Montblanc e-strap and the watch business of the brand. Click on “read more” to listen to the my interviews.

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Just a quick update on the announced inside Bulgari story: I am still working on it and editing the tons of pictures I took.

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58 pictures and comments live from Shenzhen in China … This a special report about the Chinese Watch and Clock Fair 2015 (CWCF)

58 pictures and comments live from Shenzhen in China … This a special report about the Chinese Watch and Clock Fair 2015 (CWCF)

My friend Kuan Rao Logan is moderating a watch forum in China and meanwhile very active in the local watch scene. I invite you to read Logan´s report about the CWCF. I hope to open your eyes and pique your interest with this update from China …

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given approval to sell the Breitling Emergency II in the United States

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given approval to sell the Breitling Emergency II in the United States

If you were interested buying the Breitling Emergency II, a unique life saving device with a built-in emergency beacon technology, in the US you couldn’t until some days ago. June 1st the FCC gave its approval …

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Together with Jean-Claude Biver I attended a Lang Lang private piano concert in St. Tropez. (See my pictures, videos and enjoy the recording of the entire concert if you wish…)

Together with Jean-Claude Biver I attended a Lang Lang private piano concert in St. Tropez. (See my pictures, videos and enjoy the recording of the entire concert if you wish…)

Lang Lang is one of the best piano players in the world. Lang Lang is an Hublot ambassador. For Jean-Claude Biver and some friends he played a private concert in St. Tropez… Click on “read more” to get the story …

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Inside Bulgari – this is a teaser for my big reportage that will go online in the next days

Inside Bulgari – this is a teaser for my big reportage that will go online in the next days

I visited all the manufacturing sites of Bulgari last week and I must tell you I was positively surprised to see such an extremely high level of vertical manufacturing. You will discover the production of dials, cases, bracelets and in-house movements …

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Uli Herzog, CEO and Owner of Oris, talking about his new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 timepiece

Uli Herzog, CEO and Owner of Oris, talking about his new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 timepiece

Last Friday during the presentation of the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 I talked to a proud Uli Herzog. The companies slogan is: Real watches for real people. Click on “read more” to get the story …

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This is the new ORIS Big Crown ProPilot with in-house calibre

This is the new ORIS Big Crown ProPilot with in-house calibre

The ORIS Big Crown ProPilot was presented today here in Switzerland. In my eyes this is a beautiful, affordable timepiece with an Oris in-house caliber.

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Waterloo (1815-2015). Breguet & the Hougoumont farm. Financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage.

Waterloo (1815-2015). Breguet & the Hougoumont farm. Financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage.

What united the enemies were their prestigious, one of a kind timepieces. Napoleon Bonaparte, the Duke of Wellington and many others on the battlefield of Waterloo wore Breguet pocket-watches.

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24 Hours of Le Mans … And The Winner Is: Rolex

24 Hours of Le Mans … And The Winner Is: Rolex

As afollow-up to my two posts about watches & 24 Hours of Le Mans I want to show you some pictures saying more than 1000 words… Click on “read more” to see my report …

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A new Poll is open! I am asking you: Upon a survey these are the ten chronographs in alphabetical order the Austrian, German and Swiss like the most. Please let me know which ones you like the most. Up to ten answers are possible … Please vote!

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24 Hours of Le Mans. Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. The chronograph is limited to 100 pieces and was just launched some minutes ago alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 2015.

24 Hours of Le Mans. Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. The chronograph is limited to 100 pieces and was just launched some minutes ago alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 2015.

Jacky Ickx “Monsieur Le Mans” is a driver with an impressive track record.  The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition proudly bears the colours of the champion and six-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Sun & Fun & Watersport … Eight new timepieces you might want to wear this summer…

Sun & Fun & Watersport … Eight new timepieces you might want to wear this summer…

Alpina, Blancpain, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Oris, Rolex and Tudor, they are all brand new and they are here to conquer the very limited and therefore precious space on your wrist. 

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24 HEURES DU MANS (24 Hours of Le Mans) 13. + 14. 07. 2015 … Chopard & Porsche, Oris & Audi, Rebellion & Rebellion Racing, TAG Heuer & Nissan + Rolex & Timekeeping

24 HEURES DU MANS (24 Hours of Le Mans) 13. + 14. 07. 2015 … Chopard & Porsche, Oris & Audi, Rebellion & Rebellion Racing, TAG Heuer & Nissan + Rolex & Timekeeping

Next weekend we will see the 83rd edition of 24 HEURES DU MANS. These are four major Swiss Watchmakers teaming up with a renown carmaker/racing team and Rolex serving as the timekeeper …

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The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I invite you to see some more pictures I took … (Part 2)

The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I invite you to see some more pictures I took … (Part 2)

Here are 25 more pictures showing you some of the most spectacular timepieces one could discover at the Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition until last Sunday.

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The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I invite you to see dozens of pictures I took … (Part 1)

The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I invite you to see dozens of pictures I took … (Part 1)

The exhibition meanwhile attracted almost 40,000 people. It is the largest ever Patek Philippe exhibition presenting 400 exhibits throughout 21 themed rooms.

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The Patek Philippe Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph

Calibre CHR 29-535 PS. The acronym CHR stands for CHronographe à Rattrapante, the French term for split-seconds chronograph. What a stunning beautiful and fascinating timepiece!

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Attention pilots! You might like the new Breitling Navitimer AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)

Attention pilots! You might like the new Breitling Navitimer AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)

This re-edition of the legendary 1950s Navitimer AOPA is a pretty cool watch and limited to only 500 pieces. Click on “read more” to discover the chronograph…

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Quantième Simple and Overseas Dual Time with a navy blue dial – Blue is the new black

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Quantième Simple and Overseas Dual Time with a navy blue dial – Blue is the new black

The Overseas watches are the rather inconspicuous ones within the Vacheron Constantin collections. This is entirely unjust in my eyes! Have a look at these two …

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Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, today announced its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2015 …

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, today announced its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2015 …

If you are interested in these financial results and if you want to read the Chairman’s commentary please click on “read more”…

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Audemars Piguet yesterday unveiled the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher at the CS (Corinna Schumacher) Ranch in Grivrins in Switzerland. See my pictures and videos…

Audemars Piguet yesterday unveiled the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher at the CS (Corinna Schumacher) Ranch in Grivrins in Switzerland. See my pictures and videos…

This is my full report… The Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher is the world’s first mechanical chronograph with alternating consecutive lap timing and flyback-function.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher – a high tech chronograph never seen before…

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher – a high tech chronograph never seen before…

Here come just the first pictures of the new Audemars Piguet watch. The full story will go online tomorrow during the day. After the launch event at Corinna Schumacher’s CS-Ranch close to Nyon at the lake of Geneva it is simply to […]

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60 Bpm – The sound of Swatch – A song composed by sound artist and music composer Chiara Luzzana from Italy.

60 Bpm – The sound of Swatch – A song composed by sound artist and music composer Chiara Luzzana from Italy.

This is a watch soundtrack, a song composed by using rhythmic and melodic parts created by the recordings of factory machineries and much more. Click on “read more” to hear Chiara´s song and to see the video that shows the making of …

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This is a quiz for all my Omega Speedmaster-savvy followers. Can you identify these historic Omega Speedmaster chronographs?

This is a quiz for all my Omega Speedmaster-savvy followers. Can you identify these historic Omega Speedmaster chronographs?

During my stay in Houston with Omega I was able to take pictures of seven ticking legends. Starting with the very first Speedmaster the reference CK2915 from 1957…

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