Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

A virtual mind game… Which watch would you take with you to the proverbial desert island?

A virtual mind game… Which watch would you take with you to the proverbial desert island?

Today in Vienna temperatures reached 36° Celsius. Therefore many would have liked to escape to a kind of desert island. One watch could come along. But which one?

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The Alpiner Automatic and Alpiner Chronograph accomplish the 2014 Alpina collection

The Alpiner Automatic and Alpiner Chronograph accomplish the 2014 Alpina collection

Take a look at these good-looking timepieces with mechanical movements. What you will discover is great value for money with prices starting below 1000 Euro.

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World premier of the Baume & Mercier Promesse ladies’ watch collection

World premier of the Baume & Mercier Promesse ladies’ watch collection

Baume & Mercier will unveil its new Promesse collection in Paris tonight. There is no need for you to be there, just click on “read more” to discover the entire collection together with CEO Alain Zimmermann. 

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Discover some exciting details and insights of the Swatch Sistem51 movement

Discover some exciting details and insights of the Swatch Sistem51 movement

I don´t know if all of you who are now going to read this article can already buy the Swatch Sistem51, but I hope so. Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, is doing everything he can to bring his ticking babies to the markets.

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My actual Top 10 Swatch models

My actual Top 10 Swatch models

I invite you to discover my personal 10 favorite Swatch belonging to the Swatch spring/summer collection 2014. By coincidence some of the models shown here are also the best sellers in the retail…

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (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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The new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial 41,5 mm men´s watches are now coming to your retailer

The new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial 41,5 mm men´s watches are now coming to your retailer

I just saw the first fully antimagnetic Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial live here in Vienna. I did not have my camera with me but I still have some pictures for you and the actual prices for the new Omega´s…

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Zenith teams up with The Rolling Stones

Zenith teams up with The Rolling Stones

Jean-Claude Biver, Director of the LVMH Group Watch Division and Tom Bennett, CEO for Bravado, Universal Music Group’s global music merchandising division just announced the deal. 

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The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like? A new proposal from Niklas.

The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like? A new proposal from Niklas.

Some minutes ago Niklas from Sweden wrote me an email proposing me his design for a new Rolex Daytona. Very cool indeed! Have a look and let me know what you think…

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My current top 15 GMT/ UTC /Dual Time watches

My current top 15 GMT/ UTC /Dual Time watches

Watches with a GMT / UTC or Dual Time function are considered to be the best choice when travelling and moving through time zones. Here are some advices how to buy one and my 2014 favourites.

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A. Lange & Söhne again crowned the exclusive competition of classic cars Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este with the Lange 1 Time Zone Como Edition

A. Lange & Söhne again crowned the exclusive competition of classic cars Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este with the Lange 1 Time Zone Como Edition

Discover the Lange 1 Time Zone Como Edition watch, the Maserati 450S the winning car, my personal impressions, my pictures and videos and please listen to my conversation with Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid.

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The Longines Heritage Diver three hands and chronograph wait to be discovered

The Longines Heritage Diver three hands and chronograph wait to be discovered

This Heritage Diver is a re-issue of models intended for underwater diving produced in the 1970s. Like the original models, these new creations have a diameter of 43 mm.

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hampton collection Baume & Mercier has launched a new model

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hampton collection Baume & Mercier has launched a new model

The new 42,3 x 29,2 mm Baume & Mercier Hampton perfectly mirrors the style of the original Art déco watch that was presented the first time in the 1940s.

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Erwin Sattler: If size matters for you and you are willing to learn something about precision pendulum clocks, please take some time an enjoy this video

Erwin Sattler: If size matters for you and you are willing to learn something about precision pendulum clocks, please take some time an enjoy this video

Whilst scrolling through the newest Erwin Sattler USB-stick I discovered this video. It is an eight-minute film that´s really worth to be seen.

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The new Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H (PAM531)

The new Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H (PAM531)

This is a 44 mm Panerai in a steel case with a new in-house calibre being designed for travelers who want to read the actual time in a second timezone from a 24-hour-scale.

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The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like?

The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like?

George, a watch freak and a graphic designer, sent me an email with his proposal. I like his Photoshop-creation. Please have a look and if you want and can do also send me your proposals by email.

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Frédérique Constant celebrating ten years of in-house movements in the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva

Frédérique Constant celebrating ten years of in-house movements in the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva

In Geneva I congratulated Aletta and Peter Stas for the 10th anniversary of their in-house handcrafted calibres. When the two started the production this was a bold and smart step and they definitively were ahead of time.

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Two quite unbelievable results from the latest watch auction at Sotheby’s Geneva

Two quite unbelievable results from the latest watch auction at Sotheby’s Geneva

I invite you to check out the 1972 Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 result since it is simply stunning. And, do also check out the 1955 Panerai Luminor Ref. 6152/1 result; a new world auction record for a Panerai.

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Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2014

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2014

Let me present you the March 2013 – March 2014 Richemont results. Despite economical headwinds all I can state is: Chapeau!

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Let me ask you: Is the actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona still a real men´s watch?

Let me ask you: Is the actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona still a real men´s watch?

I see the high-class cult-chronograph Daytona more and more on women´s wrists and no longer on men´s. Is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona outdated? Let me know what you think…      

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