Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

Interview with Peter Stas, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Frédérique Constant and Alpina, about the upcoming horological year 2015.

Interview with Peter Stas, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Frédérique Constant and Alpina, about the upcoming horological year 2015.

Frédérique Constant grew 16 % in 2014, Alpina 64 %! Respect! I today met Peter Stas in Geneva and we talked about the upcoming horological year 2015. What does Peter expect and was does Peter have in the pipeline? 

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond Limited Edition – This is the new official James Bond 007 watch of the 24th Bond movie called Spectre

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond Limited Edition – This is the new official James Bond 007 watch of the 24th Bond movie called Spectre

Omega unveils the next official 007-watch. The new James Bond movie Spectre will be released November 6th this year. Click on “read more” to see the new cool Omega timepiece …

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Vacheron Constantin “The Chronograph through Time” exhibition @ Maison Vacheron Constantin, 7 Quai de l’Ile, downtown Geneva

Vacheron Constantin “The Chronograph through Time” exhibition @ Maison Vacheron Constantin, 7 Quai de l’Ile, downtown Geneva

If you are in Geneva these days or you have the chance to pass buy don’t miss to visit “The Chronograph through Time” exhibition now running until the end of March 2015.

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Frédérique Constant Manufacture Zodiac 24h Limited Edition

Frédérique Constant Manufacture Zodiac 24h Limited Edition

To honor the Chinese traditional calendar system the Geneva based, family owned manufacturer launches its Manufacture Zodiac 24h limited edition.  2015 is the year of the goat, marked at 6 o’clock on the dial. Have a look, click on “read more”…

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SIHH 2015 – The Watch-Insider´s Top 5 Ultra-High-End-Watches – A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Vacheron Constantin

SIHH 2015 – The Watch-Insider´s Top 5 Ultra-High-End-Watches – A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Vacheron Constantin

In the next days I will present you my favorite watches of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva in three categories. Today let me start with the top oft the end.

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Baume & Mercier – Classima – SIHH 2015

Baume & Mercier – Classima – SIHH 2015

The new Baume & Mercier Classima collection is showcasing enhanced efforts for details, a high level of finish, together with a spirit of affordable luxury. Click on “read more” to see and discover the watches …

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Cartier – Clé de Cartier – SIHH 2015

Cartier – Clé de Cartier – SIHH 2015

The Clé de Cartier was launched as a unisex-watch at the SIHH 2015 last week in Geneva. ‘Clé’ in french means key. Three diameters – 40, 35 and 31 mm – are available. Have a look an tell me what you think.

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The master of Swiss timekeeping technology. Interview with timekeeping legend Peter Hürzeler. Timekeeping at the 75th Hahnenkamm Races.

The master of Swiss timekeeping technology. Interview with timekeeping legend Peter Hürzeler. Timekeeping at the 75th Hahnenkamm Races.

I spent the weekend with Longines in Kitzbühel to attend the 75th Hahnenkamm Races. Longines is the official timekeeper of the FIS (the International Ski Federation). Discover what it needs to do the timekeeping of a ski race by clicking on “read more”…

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Richard Mille – RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur – See a video and live taken pictures – SIHH 2015

Richard Mille – RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur – See a video and live taken pictures – SIHH 2015

I just had the opportunity to film the RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur. See the opening and closing of the flower in which the tourbillon is embedded. STUNNING!

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – hear the watch chime – SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Grande Tradition Grande Complication – hear the watch chime – SIHH 2015

It is not enough to see only pictures of that Jaeger-LeCoultre Master, you also have to hear it chime. I just recorded its sound and I want to share my sound file with you. Enjoy!

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Vacheron Constantin – Interview with CEO Charlie Torres – SIHH 2015

Vacheron Constantin – Interview with CEO Charlie Torres – SIHH 2015

Together with Vacheron Constantin my friend Charlie is celebrating the 260th birthday of the manufacture. Instead of fireworks we saw a new collection called Harmony. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

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Greubel Forsey – live pictures of the three novelties – SIHH 2015

Greubel Forsey – live pictures of the three novelties – SIHH 2015

The two ingenious watchmakers Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey did show me the new Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision and two declinations of the existing GMT model. Here are the pictures…

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Vacheron Constantin – live taken pictures of the new Harmony collection – SIHH 2015

Vacheron Constantin – live taken pictures of the new Harmony collection – SIHH 2015

I have been presenting you the new Harmony collection already last Monday. Now I can offer you my pictures instead of the one been published by the Geneva manufacturer. 

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Audemars Piguet – Interview with CEO François-Henry Bennahmias – SIHH 2015

Audemars Piguet – Interview with CEO François-Henry Bennahmias – SIHH 2015

This morning I met François-Henry Bennahmias and I asked him if he is planing to build a kind of ghettoblaster/sound machine for the wrist. I invite you to listen to our conversation …

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Parmigiani Fleurier – live taken pictures of the Tonda 1950 Squelette and Tonda 1950 with a Meteorite Dial – SIHH 2015

Parmigiani Fleurier – live taken pictures of the Tonda 1950 Squelette and Tonda 1950 with a Meteorite Dial – SIHH 2015

Just after the interview with CEO Jean-Marc Jacot I took these pictures. Have a look, I love them…

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Parmigiani Fleurier – Interview with CEO Jean-Marc Jacot – SIHH 2015

Parmigiani Fleurier – Interview with CEO Jean-Marc Jacot – SIHH 2015

Parmigiani Fleurier is a watchmaking pearl. The Parmigiani Group manufactures everything from A to Z you need to build a watch. Jean-Marc Jacot and I will had an interesting chat this afternoon…

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Baume & Mercier – Interview with CEO Alain Zimmermann – SIHH 2015

Baume & Mercier – Interview with CEO Alain Zimmermann – SIHH 2015

Baume & Mercier was founded in 1830, the brand is celebrating its 185th anniversary this year. A good reason to meet and to talk to my friend Alain. Get an insight from the CEO about Baume & Mercier in 2015 …

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Richard Mille – Interview with Richard Mille – SIHH 2015

Richard Mille – Interview with Richard Mille – SIHH 2015

Please listen to this conversation. I know Richard Mille since the very first days and we have become good friends over the years. Richard today is a superstar  and still the enfant terrible of this industry…

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Roger Dubuis – Interview with CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué – SIHH 2015

Roger Dubuis – Interview with CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué – SIHH 2015

Roger Dubuis is the classy and high-end brand of Richemont with the license to be crazy and different. Jean-Marc Pontroué will tell you what’s new this year and how the brand is developing worldwide…

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Officine Panerai – Interview with CEO Angelo Bonati – SIHH 2015

Officine Panerai – Interview with CEO Angelo Bonati – SIHH 2015

I invite you to listen to an emotional interview with Angelo Bonati. He gave me some insights about the future of the Mare Nostrum in the collection. Do also not miss the lovely pictures I took…

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Piaget – Interview with CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger – SIHH 2015

Piaget – Interview with CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger – SIHH 2015

Piaget clearly is the master of the ultra thin! No other brand has such a rich heritage. Listen to the Piaget-CEO telling you about the worlds thinnest chronograph and about the future of thin and ultra thin watches…

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A. Lange & Söhne – Interview with CEO Wilhelm Schmid – SIHH 2015

A. Lange & Söhne – Interview with CEO Wilhelm Schmid – SIHH 2015

With the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater A. Lange & Söhne delivers another masterpiece. The brands CEO will give you some insights and talk about an icon that has been modernised this year…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – Interview with Daniel Riedo – CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre – SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre – Interview with Daniel Riedo – CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre – SIHH 2015

Yesterday I talked to Daniel Riedo about Meteorits and the brands novelties… Discover in wich direction Jaeger-LeCoultre will develop in the next months…

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept – engineered within AP’s acoustic research lab – hear it chime and see live taken pictures.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept – engineered within AP’s acoustic research lab – hear it chime and see live taken pictures.

Audemars Piguet seems to have made a breakthrough in the acoustic quality of chiming watch technology and significantly enhanced sound transmission…

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Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Watch Calibre 9406 MC – The new super complication – Hear it chiming and see live taken pictures – SIHH 2015

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication Watch Calibre 9406 MC – The new super complication – Hear it chiming and see live taken pictures – SIHH 2015

578 components, 5 years of development, 15 weeks of production at the Manufacture, 10 weeks of decorating and finishing and 5 weeks of assembly.

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A. Lange & Söhne – live taken pictures – SIHH 2015

A. Lange & Söhne – live taken pictures – SIHH 2015

I have the very first live taken pictures from some of the other novelties of A. Lange & Söhne for you…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – live taken pictures of some of the novelties – SIHH 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre – live taken pictures of some of the novelties – SIHH 2015

This morning I had the chance to see some of Jaeger-LeCoultre novelties live and I took some pictures for you. My interview with Daniel Riedo, the CEO, is scheduled for 1:30 pm and will go online a bit later…

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Montblanc – Interview with CEO Jerome Lambert. SIHH 2015

Montblanc – Interview with CEO Jerome Lambert. SIHH 2015

Good morning everybody from Geneva! There we go … here is my interview with Jerome Lambert, the CEO of Montblanc…

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IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser. 75th Birthday. The SIHH 2015-novelties.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser. 75th Birthday. The SIHH 2015-novelties.

IWC´s iconic Portugieser does not deserve any epochal changes and so you will only see some smooth adaptations and one real novelty. IWC at its best! Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Officine Panerai. The SIHH 2015-novelties. Seven new watches and 56 pictures.

Officine Panerai. The SIHH 2015-novelties. Seven new watches and 56 pictures.

Once again the italo-Swiss-made-cult-brand surprised me with its new timepieces. Click on “read more” to get the story and to see 56 pictures.

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