Posts from: Alexander Linz

 

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guido Benedini, CEO Alpina

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guido Benedini, CEO Alpina

Alpina, the sister brand of Frederique Constant, is a brand that is still very much underestimated. Let me introduce you its CEO …

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Baselworld 2016: Talking with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling, about Chronoworks – the brands performance lab.

Baselworld 2016: Talking with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling, about Chronoworks – the brands performance lab.

Jean-Paul will present you Chronoworks, in charge of developing and testing technical breakthroughs that can subsequently be introduced on series-produced models.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Blancpain, Breguet, Harry Winston and Jaquet Droz… The top luxury brands of Swatch Group will continue to grow also in 2016.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, one of the owners of Hermès

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, one of the owners of Hermès

Hermès stands for the best luxury goods you can buy. Hermès has been constantly investing in its watch business and still does…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega

Omega is performing like crazy! The brand has just launched fantastic new watches and there bis more to come…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari

Bulgari just presented the thinnest minute repeater of the Swiss watch industry. Jean-Christophe will tell you more.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, Presdient of the LVMH Watch Division,

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, Presdient of the LVMH Watch Division,

While many watch brands are suffering these days, the one managed by Jean-Claude Biver do not. Listen to this incredible interview …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Aldo Magada, CEO Zenith

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Aldo Magada, CEO Zenith

I hate to write this, but Zenith still is underestimated and not yet recognised for its full potential. But things will change now…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Nicolas Beau, CEO Chanel watch division

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Nicolas Beau, CEO Chanel watch division

The guys at Chanel did a great job and presented their very first in-house movement called Calibre 1 in the Monsieur de Chanel watch. 

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Baselworld 2016: Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G

Baselworld 2016: Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G

This is my favourite Patek Philippe 2016. Simply stunning! Discover the timepiece by clicking on “read more”…

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Explorer

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Explorer

The Rolex Explorer is not new, but Rolex finally corrected something I always critisised at the former version… 

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Air-King

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Air-King

The new Air-King polarises a lot. Some like it, some find it simply ugly. Have a look and tell me what you think…

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel with black Cerachrom bezel

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel with black Cerachrom bezel

I have dozens of live taken pictures for you, some first technical information and the price.

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Baselworld 2016: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 AeroGT

Baselworld 2016: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 AeroGT

With the BR 03-94 AeroGT Bell & Ross now can rely on three pillars: planes, motorbikes and supercars. Chief Designer Bruno Belamich designed both, a supercar and a chronograph…

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Baselworld 2016: Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Ref.5726

Baselworld 2016: Patek Philippe Nautilus Annual Calendar Ref.5726

There you go… live taken pictures of the Nautilus Annual Calendar …

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Baselworld 2016: NEW Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel with ceramic bezel & NEW Rolex Air-King

Baselworld 2016: NEW Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel with ceramic bezel & NEW Rolex Air-King

As quick as I could … here are very first live taken pictures of the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona & Rolex Air-King

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Baselworld 2016: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence and its new manufacture Calibre 36

Baselworld 2016: Glashütte Original Senator Excellence and its new manufacture Calibre 36

The German watchmaker introduces a new automatic calibre with 100 hours power reserve and silicon balance spring and houses it in a 40mm steel and pink gold case…

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Baselworld 2016: The Omega Speedmaster, Seamaster & Globemaster novelties presented by Jean-Claude Monachon

Baselworld 2016: The Omega Speedmaster, Seamaster & Globemaster novelties presented by Jean-Claude Monachon

See dozens of live taken pictures of the Omega novelties on five pages and listen to the explanations given by Jean-Claude Monachon, VP Omega, product and after-sales-service. 

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Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

The Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT is now offered in a steel case and the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in a satin-brushed grey ceramic case … Click on “read more” to discover the two novelties …

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Baselworld 2016: Chanel Monsieur de Chanel (18 live taken pictures + 2 slow-motion videos)

Baselworld 2016: Chanel Monsieur de Chanel (18 live taken pictures + 2 slow-motion videos)

The watch with Instant Jumping Hour and Retrograde Minute is equipped with the manual-winding mechanical movement Calibre 1, Chanel´s first in-house high-watchmaking movement.

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Baselworld 2016: Rado HyperChrome 1616 & Rado True Thinline Skeleton

Baselworld 2016: Rado HyperChrome 1616 & Rado True Thinline Skeleton

Rado is not afraid to take chances! The HyperChrome 1616 really surprised me! The timepiece is the reinterpretation of the historic Rado “Cape Horn”. Have a look and let me know what YOU think …

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Baselworld 2016: Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime Midnight Carbon, Breitling for Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body and Breitling Avenger Hurricane

Baselworld 2016: Breitling for Bentley B05 Unitime Midnight Carbon, Breitling for Bentley GMT B04 S Carbon Body and Breitling Avenger Hurricane

Breitling´s in-house movements power two new watches in the Bentley collection. The Avenger Hurricane with its “Breitlight” case is made to withstand almost everything one can do with a wristwatch.  

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Baselworld 2016: Longines … The Longines Heritage 1918 & The Longines RailRoad

Baselworld 2016: Longines … The Longines Heritage 1918 & The Longines RailRoad

Both Baselworld-novelties perfectly reflect the historic soul of Longines. Yes, this brand really has a rich heritage. I specially like the new RailRoad watch… Click on “read more” and afterwards tell me what you think …

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Baselworld 2016: Breguet Type XXI Ref.3817

Baselworld 2016: Breguet Type XXI Ref.3817

The 42 mm steel case houses the technically updated fly-back chronograph calibre “584Q/2” with a silicon escapement and hairspring.  Discover the new Type XXI by clicking on “read more” …

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Baselworld 2016: Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage, Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 and Alpina Full Black Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback Chronograph

Baselworld 2016: Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage, Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 and Alpina Full Black Alpiner 4 Manufacture Flyback Chronograph

Alpina the sister company of Frederique Constant shows new divers. One taken from the heritage of the brand and one new designed model. Both look good and are inexpensive …

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Baselworld 2016: Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Baselworld 2016: Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Let me call it the price-cutter! With 7995 Euro including 20 % VAT (!) this is the best deal you can get for an in-house-calibre equipped perpetual calendar in the moment …

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Baselworld 2016: TAG Heuer The Heuer Monza Chronograph

Baselworld 2016: TAG Heuer The Heuer Monza Chronograph

To celebrate the 40th birthday of the Heuer Monza chronograph, TAG Heuer launches a good looking, modern interpretation of the historic model … Click on “read more” to get the story …

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Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

Baselworld 2016: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

Tudor presents the Heritage Black Bay in a 43 mm bronze case that houses the COSC-certified Tudor-calibre MT5601 equipped with a non­magnetic silicon balance spring. 

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Baselworld 2016: Hermès Slim d’Hermès Email Grand Feu (+ live taken pictures and the making of the dials)

Baselworld 2016: Hermès Slim d’Hermès Email Grand Feu  (+ live taken pictures and the making of the dials)

The Slim d’Hermès, one of the most beautiful wristwatches presented 2015, this year is crowned with a bright white enamel dial manufactured by Donzé Cadrans, the probably best enamel dial maker in Switzerland…

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Baselworld 2016: My reporting will start Wednesday, 16.03.2016. Guys, be sure to be online, tell your friends and neighbors

Baselworld 2016 will open its doors for the public Thursday, 17.03.2016 at 09:00 CET. Already one day earlier, Wednesday, 16.03.2016, 15 – hopefully 16 – different reports fully packed with novelties and insights will go online here. So be sure to be online regularly starting Wednesday […]

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