Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

IWC Connect – IWC Schaffhausen will enable its mechanical timepieces to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and provide fully fledged activity tracking.

IWC Connect – IWC Schaffhausen will enable its mechanical timepieces to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and provide fully fledged activity tracking.

IWC Schaffhausen is has just announced the launch of a new device: IWC Connect.

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The story of the alarm wristwatch Vulcain Cricket «the Presidents’ watch» continues…

The story of the alarm wristwatch Vulcain Cricket «the Presidents’ watch» continues…

Vulcain presents a line extension of its Cricket alarm wristwatch collection with a new-look dial, featuring a subtle guilloché decoration and a strap specially designed to match the dial.

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New, adapted prices for Montblanc timepieces in Europe…

New, adapted prices for Montblanc timepieces in Europe…

I just got the new prices for Montblanc timepieces that are going to be effective tomorrow…

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Officine Panerai presents four novelties: Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Titanio – 45 mm / Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days Accaio – 45 mm / Radiomir 8 Days Accaio – 45 mm / Luminor Marina 8 days Accaio – 44 mm

Officine Panerai presents four novelties: Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Titanio – 45 mm / Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days Accaio – 45 mm / Radiomir 8 Days Accaio – 45 mm / Luminor Marina 8 days Accaio – 44 mm

Let me show the first four additions to the 2015 Panerai collection after the SIHH 2015 in January…

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A general question: Has anyone of you already bought the Apple Watch? If yes, please let us all now what you experienced so far. Is it a cool device? Disappointed? Do you wish to show us pictures? Send them to me via email and I will publish them for you…

A general question: Has anyone of you already bought the Apple Watch? If yes, please let us all now what you experienced so far. Is it a cool device? Disappointed? Do you wish to show us pictures? Send them to me via email and I will publish them for you…
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Raymond Weil introduces the Nabucco Cello Tourbillon for 39.000 CHF. Not expensive for a tourbillon watch, but rather expensive for a Raymond Weil.

Raymond Weil introduces the Nabucco Cello Tourbillon for 39.000 CHF. Not expensive for a tourbillon watch, but rather expensive for a Raymond Weil.

The brand always stood for inexpensive and well made watches: first quartz calibres dominated, later mechanical ETA and Sellita calibres followed…

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Discover the IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Ref. IW379107 in a stainless steel case.

Discover the IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Ref. IW379107 in a stainless steel case.

In 2012 the the Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month first was introduced with a 18-carat red gold case. Now the real cool and more affordable one hits the markets! 

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Several new coloured dials and bracelets now complement the Junghans Meister and Max Bill Collection

Several new coloured dials and bracelets now complement the Junghans Meister and Max Bill Collection

I like the puristic design of these Made-in-Germany-timepieces. Have a look and let me know what you think …

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Mechanical, Swiss Made / Made in Germany and inexpensive! A first choice of ten ticking good deals I was able to discover during Baselworld 2015

Mechanical, Swiss Made / Made in Germany and inexpensive! A first choice of ten ticking good deals I was able to discover during Baselworld 2015

In the upcoming days and weeks I will present you again and again real good deals for your wrists. Please don´t expect me to mention all possible brands and choices already today… There is more to come!

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MB&F LM101 Frost limited editions … 33 pieces in red gold and – for the first time at MB&F – 18 pieces in yellow gold

MB&F LM101 Frost limited editions … 33 pieces in red gold and – for the first time at MB&F – 18 pieces in yellow gold

When I met MB&F in Basel they showed me their two new MB&F LM101 Frost timepieces and they told me to please respect the embargo until today. Let me now after the embargo was lifted show you the watches…

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If you are already fed up with the Apple Watch here comes my mechanical antidote. This is high-mech, not high-tech!

If you are already fed up with the Apple Watch here comes my mechanical antidote. This is high-mech, not high-tech!

These timepieces stand out due to their mechanics and/or functions they offer… Click on “read more” and discover my 2015 mechanical antidote for the Apple Watch …

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Hands on the Apple Watch, a week with the Apple Watch … By my guest author Bani McSpedden from Sydney Australia.

Hands on the Apple Watch, a week with the Apple Watch … By my guest author Bani McSpedden from Sydney Australia.

Pre-orders started three days ago, deliveries will follow soon and the availability in Apple Stores will start April, 24th. The Apple Watch is reality! It will hit the markets! Read this in-depht story to get a first impression of the Apple Watch…

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5905P Annual Calendar Chronograph in a platinum case

Patek Philippe Ref. 5905P Annual Calendar Chronograph in a platinum case

Ref. 5905P marks a further step forward in the evolution of the meanwhile legendary Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronographs. Creative fine-tuning makes the new timepiece appear in a clearly distinctive new look.

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TAG Heuer launched 60 new references during Baselworld 2015. I took pictures of most of the brands novelties. Have a look!

TAG Heuer launched 60 new references during Baselworld 2015. I took pictures of most of the brands novelties. Have a look!

Since Jean-Claude Biver took over TAG Heuer as the new President  and/or CEO and/or Master of Ceremonies no stone was left standing. The brand is repositioned at a lower price point and will become much younger in the near future. 

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Where does Rolex use its new Calibre 3255? Of course in the new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, Rolex’s most prestigious model…


Where does Rolex use its new Calibre 3255? Of course in the new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, Rolex’s most prestigious model…


Some of you complained that I did not tell and show you in which Rolex model the new Rolex Calibre 3255 will make its debut… I apologize! Here is the watch in all its executions…

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The new Rolex Calibre 3255 stands out through its impressive technical values

The new Rolex Calibre 3255 stands out through its impressive technical values

This automatic calibre is another typical example for the brands on-going efforts to steadily improve the quality of a mechanical watch. Click on “read more” to discover Calibre 3255 …

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Just in case you think I have quit… No, of course not! The reason for my absence is: I move house. I am not yet done, but almost. When I am back, I will pamper you with incredible stories… Promised! I hope, our readership forgives me my momentarily absence!

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Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater @ Baselworld 2015

Girard-Perregaux 1966 Minute Repeater @ Baselworld 2015

I just uploaded this video I made with my iPhone on Instagram … In case you do not follow me there I recommend you not to miss this one… Sounds great, looks good…

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MB&F Melchior @ Baselworld 2015

MB&F Melchior @ Baselworld 2015

Max Büsser & Friends celebrate their first decade in 2015. Congratulations! Have a look at the newest creation a robo-clock called Melchior…

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Interview with Peter Stas, Co-Owner of Frédérique Constant and Alpina @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Peter Stas, Co-Owner of Frédérique Constant and Alpina @ Baselworld 2015

Peter Stas presented a connected watch with Frédérique Constant and Alpina. I asked him how the general interest was so far. And yes, it seems that he bet on the right horse…

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Interview with Matthias Breschan, President Rado @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Matthias Breschan, President Rado @ Baselworld 2015

Rado is the world leader in ceramic watches. But Rado does not stand still, since some amazing new technologies have been and are going to be introduced. New colours, more elasticity… Matthias will tell us more…

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Interview with Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe @ Baselworld 2015

The Patek Philippe Reference 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is the most discussed timepiece. A lot of true, but also wrong things have been said and written. Rumours here? No! I prefer to talk to Thierry Stern…

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Interview with Franz Linder, President of Mido @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Franz Linder, President of Mido @ Baselworld 2015

Mido stands for good design, good quality and affordable watches. Franz Linder will let you know more about the new collection and his ongoing efforts to be successful in his segment.

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Bulgari Diagono Scuba @ Baselworld 2015

Bulgari Diagono Scuba @ Baselworld 2015

This is not the only Bulgari novelty, but the one I like most. The reintroduction of the legendary Bulgari Diagono Scuba, now with an in-house calibre, is fabulous…

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The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

Listen to my summary, you will be amazed what I will be telling you tonight… If there is one trend at Baselworld 2015 it is…

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Tudor Pelagos and Tudor North Flag @ Baselworld 2015

Tudor Pelagos and Tudor North Flag @ Baselworld 2015

These two Tudor novelties are equipped with new developed in-house calibres MT5612 and MT5621 with a non-magnetic silicon balance spring and sold for a reasonable price. Not bad at all!

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Jaquet Droz Charming Bird. See and hear the stunning timepiece @ Baselworld 2015

Jaquet Droz Charming Bird. See and hear the stunning timepiece @ Baselworld 2015

The Jaquet Droz Charming Bird is one of the most fascinating wristwatches for the time being. I made a video so you can see and hear the little bird in its watch…

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Interview with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling @ Baselworld 2015

Today Jean-Paul Girardin showed me his connected watch Breitling B55 and we talked about the first three-hand automatic calibre of Breitling…

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Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO Certina @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO Certina @ Baselworld 2015

Listen to the Certina CEO telling you what efforts it needs to bring all these affordable and high-quality watches on the markets. Mechanic must be expensive? No! 

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Certina novelties @ Baselworld 2015

Certina novelties @ Baselworld 2015

These are of course not all the novelties of Certina, but a nice selection… Do not miss to listen to the interview with Adrian Bosshard, the CEO of the brand

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