Almost a trademark: For years, watch connoisseurs appreciate Jean Marcel Watches again and again for the unusual arrangement of the dials. The Vertical Limit chronograph was succeeded so impressively that Jean Marcel decided to obtain protection for its design. Meanwhile the models […]
Some financial analysts already started to mope and to predict only a mediocre year 2015. I have different information to offer you: On the one hand side – as always my insider information – and today the official Swatch Group Key Figures 2014 …
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?
Yes, yes there were some rumors that Antonio Calce would become the new CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) and there we go here is the official confirmation. Click on “read more” to get the story…
Last week Jonathan Ive announced troubles for the Swiss Watch Industry, today I learned through Reuters that Apple Inc also invited top fashion editors and bloggers for the September 9th event. What do we have to expect?
In terms of avant-garde marketing the good “old” TAG Heuer campaign from 1991 to 1994 was far ahead of time. I couldn´t believe TAG Heuer is really bringing “Don’t crack under pressure” back. Please have a look and tell me what you think.
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!
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.
I just learned that the Aldo Magada will become the new Zenith CEO. Actually he is the international sales director of Breitling. Her was chosen by Jean-Claude Biver and he in the past worked with Mr. Biver. I will come up with more details […]
While probably yesterday everyone has been congratulating Jean-Fred Dufour I was chatting with Jean-Claude Biver about one of his protégées. Today I had the time to tape this short stirring conversation I now invite you to listen too.
These statistics show you the numbers of movements per company sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. Have a look and please read why I believe only an Officially Certified Super-Chronometer could save the COSC.
These are positive signs and this is for sure a good start in the year 2014. Richemont is performing well! Have a look at the figures and stay tuned for all the SIHH novelties to come in the next days.
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Alexander Linz Journalist and Author Vienna/Austria