Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

SIHH and Baselworld 2014: Is blue the new black?

SIHH and Baselworld 2014: Is blue the new black?

I assume that the fact that blue is the new black is known meanwhile. But, does this also apply on wristwatches? Let me present you 21 new blue watches that could underline this hypothesis. Click on “read more” to get the story. 

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Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

While probably yesterday everyone has been congratulating Jean-Fred Dufour I was chatting with Jean-Claude Biver about one of his protégées. Today I had the time to tape this short stirring conversation I now invite you to listen too.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing. 

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Rolex now officially confirms that Jean-Frédéric Dufour is the new CEO

Rolex now officially confirms that Jean-Frédéric Dufour is the new CEO

“Rolex confirms the arrival of Jean-Frédéric Dufour” … Whilst this afternoon I did not get an official confirmation from Rolex, now it has just arrived by email sent by the Press Attaché…  

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Jean-Frédéric Dufour, former CEO of Zenith, is being appointed the new CEO of Rolex (16:37 Updated with another confirmation)

Jean-Frédéric Dufour, former CEO of Zenith, is being appointed the new CEO of Rolex (16:37 Updated with another confirmation)

According to insider information I just got confirmed from my dear friend and colleague Gisbert Brunner, Jean-Frédéric Dufour is being appointed the new CEO of Rolex.

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Baselworld 2014: The Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer

Baselworld 2014: The Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer

This Rado has no crown, you activate and you set the time by touch only. In my opinion it looks good, it feels good and it is the perfect travel companion! 

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Jaeger-LeCoultre: The new Amvox2 Transponder is the ultimate horological-hi-tech-gadget for all Aston Martin owners.

Jaeger-LeCoultre: The new Amvox2 Transponder is the ultimate horological-hi-tech-gadget for all Aston Martin owners.

The Amvox2 Transponder now interacts with all Aston Martin cars. Its predecessors only locked and unlocked the DBS, DB9 and Rapide.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Re-edition of the Geophysic 1958

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Re-edition of the Geophysic 1958

The three 2014 models paying tribute to the Geophysic feature a slightly larger diameter of 38.5 mm to meet the comfort requirements of the 21st century. They are equipped with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898/1.

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Baselworld 2014: The new Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring

Baselworld 2014: The new Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring

In my reports coming from Baselworld I mentioned that Rolex had introduced its proper silicon hairspring called Syloxi in a ladies model. Rolex did this very quietly with no additional information available at that time. Today I can offer you the first official information.

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Baselworld 2014: The Luminox novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Luminox novelties

Luminox timepieces are well known for their proven ability to always offer best readability. Since the micro gas-lights (borosilicate glass capsules) used always glows there is no need to recharge it by a light source. 

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Baselworld 2014: The Mido novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Mido novelties

I estimate that the Swatch Group-brand Mido sells around 140.000 watches a year, including more then 60.000 official certified chronometers by COSC; so Mido ranks among the biggest five chronometer makers in Switzerland.

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Watch biz news: Elie Bernheim, the grandson of Raymond Weil, takes over as CEO of Raymond Weil and Antonio Calce, CEO Corum, quits or had to quit his job.

Watch biz news: Elie Bernheim, the grandson of Raymond Weil, takes over as CEO of Raymond Weil and Antonio Calce, CEO Corum, quits or had to quit his job.

That´s just a brief update for you…

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A new Poll is open… Please vote!

A new Poll is open… Please vote!

Let me ask you which novelties of the brands mentioned at the POLL at the right side of the blog you liked most. And let me show you the stunning result of our last POLL …

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Baselworld 2014: The Alpina Alpiner 4 novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Alpina Alpiner 4 novelties

Alpina what?!?! You don´t know Alpina yet? So let me introduce you the brand that belongs to the Geneva watchmaking Manufacture owned by Aletta und Peter Stas.

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Baselworld 2014: The new Certina sports chronographs

Baselworld 2014: The new Certina sports chronographs

Selling its watches in the price range from 300 to 1500 Euro Certina offers an impeccable quality and an attractive design. Please discover some of the 2014 novelties

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Baselworld 2014: Pictures of the new De Bethune chronographs

Baselworld 2014: Pictures of the new De Bethune chronographs

I have been presenting you the new De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon already on March 26th. Today let me show you the pictures I took from that spectacular timepiece and add a few more from a second novelty of the brand.

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Baselworld 2014: My very personal Top 10 Watches

Baselworld 2014: My very personal Top 10 Watches

This is my choice, my very personal selection, a choice of watches I like and I would buy. This is neither a rating, nor a chart, it is just my very personal choice…

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Baselworld 2014: The Christophe Claret novelties (pictures and videos)

Baselworld 2014: The Christophe Claret novelties (pictures and videos)

Christophe Claret becomes more and more a watch brand. But Christophe Claret is also still developing and delivering complicated calibres to renowned clients of the industry. Discover the stunning Christophe Claret watches Maestoso, Poker and Margot…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Benoît Mintiens of Ressence and pictures of his novelties.

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Benoît Mintiens of Ressence and pictures of his novelties.

I was supporting Benoît Mintiens from the very first minute in 2010, since I like what he does. In my eyes his watches mirror some of the best and purest contemporary watch design.

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Baselworld 2014: What´s next?

Finally I am back home! I am done and very tired… I have tons of stories and pictures for you I did not have the time to put online yet. Please permit me to find some rest tonight and I will surprise […]

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