Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Walter Lange!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Walter Lange!

Today, the 29th July 2014 Walter Lange is celebrating his 90th birthday. I am looking back on his life and I have a very personal interview for you to read.

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Summer, Sun & Fun… My ultimate 10 watches to be worn in Cap Ferrat, Capri, The Hamptons, Hawaii, Ibiza, Miami Beach, Mykonos, Sardinia, Sylt or St. Tropez.

Summer, Sun & Fun… My ultimate 10 watches to be worn in Cap Ferrat, Capri, The Hamptons, Hawaii, Ibiza, Miami Beach, Mykonos, Sardinia, Sylt or St. Tropez.

Just for fun! If you want to look cool and impress with your watch on the wrist on the earth’s summer hot spots 2014, this choice could the one for you.

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Coloured straps in alligator for your Officine Panerai watches

Coloured straps in alligator for your Officine Panerai watches

If you wish to pimp your ticking Swiss-Italian cult object on your wrist click on “read more” to see what official possibilities you now have…

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The Porsche Design Group restarts its luxury watch business from zero

The Porsche Design Group restarts its luxury watch business from zero

Due to the premature end of the partnership with the Chinese owned Eterna manufactory the German Porsche Design Group literally had to start its watch business from zero again.

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Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014

Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014

Coming from Biel / Bienne in Switzerland  I today received the Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014. What we see is continued growth despite significant negative currency impact. All I can state here is: Chapeau!

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News from Chronoswiss

News from Chronoswiss

It got a bit quiet about the brand once founded by Gerd-Rüdiger Lang. Today Chronoswiss belongs to Eva-Maria and Oliver Ebstein, they continue the oeuvre of the founder but in their way. I invite you to discover the new 2014 collections …

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Rolex history for you to discover: 100 years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time.

Rolex history for you to discover: 100 years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time.

The achievement by a tiny Rolex watch marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch. Get the full story and see the brands major “Oyster” developments from 1926 – 2014 by clicking on “READ MORE”…

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Discover the Swatch Fall Collection 2014 that was officially launched July 15th, 2014.

Discover the Swatch Fall Collection 2014 that was officially launched July 15th, 2014.

Part 2 of the Swatch Fall Collection 2014 will officially be launched September 12th. I will then present you these new Swatch models. Today please have fun discovering Part 1 of the Swatch Fall Collection 2014.

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First live taken pictures of the Geophysic 1958 and new Jaeger-LeCoultre 2014 Tribute to Geophysic 1958

First live taken pictures of the Geophysic 1958 and new Jaeger-LeCoultre 2014 Tribute to Geophysic 1958

On April 11th I presented you much ahead of time the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic. Now, three months later I was finally able to take my own pictures of these watches. Please discover the 1958 original and the 2014 Tribute to the legendary Geophysic… 

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The new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph: exclusive pictures and interviews with Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and motorsport-legend „Monsieur Le Mans“ Jacky Ickx.

The new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph: exclusive pictures and interviews with Chopard Co-President Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and motorsport-legend „Monsieur Le Mans“ Jacky Ickx.

During the Ennstal-Classic, a historical car sporty challenge, I had the chance to see the new Chopard Superfast 919 Porsche Motorsport Chronograph. I like the watch, have a look…

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Zenith Rainbow Chronograph Fly Back from 1997 vs. Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow from 2014

Zenith Rainbow Chronograph Fly Back from 1997 vs. Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow from 2014

Old vs. new … Simply have a look and tell me what you think… 

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Aldo Magada: New President & CEO of Zenith

Aldo Magada: New President & CEO of Zenith

There he is the new CEO of Zenith after Jean-Frederic Dufour now left the company to become the new Rolex-CEO…

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – a ticking sensation for the wrist.

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – a ticking sensation for the wrist.

This wristwatch is equipped with a mechanical barometric altimeter and barometer movement. In fact it is the world’s first automatic mechanical altimeter watch for an affordable price.

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The 2014 A. Lange & Söhne catalogue is ready to be shipped. No worries you don´t need to order one, since you can read this veritable masterpiece also as an eBook.

The 2014 A. Lange & Söhne catalogue is ready to be shipped. No worries you don´t need to order one, since you can read this veritable masterpiece also as an eBook.

Just some minutes ago I received the information that the new A. Lange & Söhne catalogue 2014 is now ready to be shipped. If you want to see and read it now and here I´ll tell how to do it…

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Go weightless during a ZeroG flight. A specially designed Breitling chronograph is the boarding pass. The lucky partakers in this ZeroG experience will be entitled to keep this instrument for professionals.

Go weightless during a ZeroG flight. A specially designed Breitling chronograph is the boarding pass. The lucky partakers in this ZeroG experience will be entitled to keep this instrument for professionals.

Sounds great, doesn´t it… The S3 company (Swiss Space Systems) will be organizing its first weightless ZeroG flights to a broad public in 2015. As the main partner Breitling will equip passengers with an exclusive chronograph.

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Listen to my conversation with Jean-Claude Monachon, Omega VP and Head of Product Development. He will give you an update on the brands Master-CoAxial strategy.

Listen to my conversation with Jean-Claude Monachon, Omega VP and Head of Product Development. He will give you an update on the brands Master-CoAxial strategy.

Omega´s antimagnetic Master Co-Axial calibres are a revolution in watchmaking. The brand is now making big efforts to integrate the technology in all its movements as quick as possible.

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Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

The first 2014 Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary have been delivered to the retailers. That’s a good occasion to show the new one and on 10 pages some selected & limited Omega Speedmaster chronographs dating from 2000 to 2012. 

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

This one for those who love numbers and figures! I have put together for you the figures of Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute of the last twenty years. The numbers shown here are movements sent to COSC by brand.

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My very special look back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans / 24 Heures du Mans 2014

My very special look back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans / 24 Heures du Mans 2014

I was following the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 a little. Audi took the first and second place. In a small collage I want to show you some of the watch brands participating in the race.

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Tonight the FIFA World Cup Brazil starts. Hublot is the official timekeeper and these are the two official timepieces of the Hublot Worldcup Collection.

Tonight the FIFA World Cup Brazil starts. Hublot is the official timekeeper and these are the two official timepieces of the Hublot Worldcup Collection.

Football has become a successful playground for Hublot. Let me even go a step further and formulate: Football is the playground for Hublot.

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