Category: "Interviews"

 

Longines: Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines

Longines: Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines

Walter von Känel joined Longines in 1969, since 1988 he is the President of the brand belonging to Swatch Group. He is one of the most respected and charismatic leaders of the industry. It simply is a pleasure to talk to him […]

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Greubel Forsey

SIHH 2016: Interview with Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Greubel Forsey

In my interview Stephen talks about how to respond to the challenges of 2016 and he will present you two new timepieces. To give you an idea what Stephen talks about I also posted the pictures of the watches …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Edouard Meylan, CEO H. Moser & Cie.

SIHH 2016: Interview with Edouard Meylan, CEO H. Moser & Cie.

On January 9th I presented you the H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch that looks like the Apple Watch. Edouard is the clever guy behind this masterpiece of guerrilla marketing. That´s an interview you should not miss!

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Georges Kern, CEO IWC Schaffhausen

SIHH 2016: Interview with Georges Kern, CEO IWC Schaffhausen

Georges Kern is a charismatic and though-minded industry leader. The Captain of IWC Schaffhausen has carefully done his pre-flight checks and therefore is well prepared for 2016 …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Richard Mille, founder and co-owner of Richard Mille

SIHH 2016: Interview with Richard Mille, founder and co-owner of Richard Mille

Richard Mille is an incredible personality. He is the brand, he is its best ambassador. Richard is selling his timepieces to very wealthy people and therefore not so much affected by crises as other brands.

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SIHH 2016: Interview with François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO Audemars Piguet

SIHH 2016: Interview with François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO Audemars Piguet

Do you want to know what turnover Audemars Piguet made last year? How many watches the brand manufactures? Click on “read more” to get the answers …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Charlie Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin

SIHH 2016: Interview with Charlie Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin presented the new Overseas Collection here at the SIHH and you were among the first to see it. The CEO will now tell more about this iconic watch.

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

SIHH 2016: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

With the calibre 700P Piaget launched something one would have not expected from the brand. The 700P and of course the year 2016 were subjects of my interview this morning …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

SIHH 2016: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

I simply love the novelties of A. Lange & Söhne this year. Wilhelm Schmid and his team have done a wonderful job. But what´s next? 2016 will be challenging!

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

SIHH 2016: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

Three pillars of Baume & Mercier will face the challenges of 2016. Click on “read more” to listen to my interview and to get more information …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO Roger Dubuis

SIHH 2016: Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO Roger Dubuis

The Geneva based manufacturer operates in a niche. The quality of the timepieces is outstanding. How is Roger Dubuis prepared for 2016? 

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Angelo Bonati, CEO Panerai

SIHH 2016: Interview with Angelo Bonati, CEO Panerai

Signore Bonati gave me some interesting insights about the development of his watch collections and we talked about how to master the year 2016 …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Daniel Riedo, CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre

SIHH 2016: Interview with Daniel Riedo, CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso the manufacturer presents a variety of new timepieces. The CEO will tell you more …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO Montblanc International

SIHH 2016: Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO Montblanc International

Jérôme Lambert pushes Montblanc to new limits. The 2016 watch collection proofs again that this CEO understands his business … 

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Ask the CEO. Send me your questions for the upcoming 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

Ask the CEO. Send me your questions for the upcoming 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

The SIHH will next Monday in Geneva open its doors. Time to let me know what I shall ask the CEOs. If you have a personal question please, please post it here…

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Breitling Exospace B55 Connected – Talking with Breitling VP Jean-Paul Girardin about the B55 & exclusive first pictures of the B55

Breitling Exospace B55 Connected – Talking with Breitling VP Jean-Paul Girardin about the B55 & exclusive first pictures of the B55

Just some minutes ago, right before the world premiere of The Exospace B55 Connected, I taped this interview and I saw the watch…

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What is a MASTER CHRONOMETER and who is METAS? Omega marks a new standard of quality, going well beyond the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

What is a MASTER CHRONOMETER and who is METAS? Omega marks a new standard of quality, going well beyond the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

The Master Chronometer certification issued by METAS is a kind of Super- or even Hyper-Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC)-certification. I invite you to discover what’s behind …

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Laureus Charity Night 2015 in Zürich. Do good an talk about it! Aloe Blacc, American hip hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. Listen to my conversation with him and enjoy his special performance for you. IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern: See him performing “I Need A Dollar” on stage as the drummer together with Aloe Blacc.

Laureus Charity Night 2015 in Zürich. Do good an talk about it! Aloe Blacc, American hip hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. Listen to my conversation with him and enjoy his special performance for you. IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern: See him performing “I Need A Dollar” on stage as the drummer together with Aloe Blacc.

Do good an talk about it! 1.1 Million Swiss francs were collected for the Laureus Foundation. Among many sponsors and donators was IWC Schaffhausen. On stage we saw sport superstars and sport legends, Aloe Blacc and Georges Kern…

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TAG Heuer Connected watch – talking to Jean-Claude Biver, the mastermind behind the project.

TAG Heuer Connected watch – talking to Jean-Claude Biver, the mastermind behind the project.

Jean-Claude Biver is the CEO of TAG Heuer & President of the LVMH Group’s Watches Division. Roughly two hours before the world-premier of the TAG Heuer Connected watch I talked to him …

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Talking to Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith on a special occasion

Talking to Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith on a special occasion

I was in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains yesterday and I talked to Aldo Magada about Zenith, “his” watchmaking pearl. Click on “read more” to get the story … 

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I spoke with Stephen Forsey (Co-founder of Greubel Forsey) during Munichtime 2015 on the occasion of winning the Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2015 in Geneva.

I spoke with Stephen Forsey (Co-founder of Greubel Forsey) during Munichtime 2015 on the occasion of winning the Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2015 in Geneva.

Greubel Forsey wins the Aiguille d’Or Grand Prix at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve 2015 with its Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision. Yesterday I met Stephen in Munich and I taped this conversation for you …

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Talking about the new Harry Winston Opus 14 with Nayla Hayek and Marc Hayek + first live taken pictures / videos of the watch

Talking about the new Harry Winston Opus 14 with Nayla Hayek and Marc Hayek + first live taken pictures / videos of the watch

Nayla Hayek, Chair of the Board of Directors, CEO Harry Winston and Marc Hayek, member of the Executive Group Management Board of Swatch Group are presenting you the new Opus 14 …

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Interview with Ruediger Albers, President Wempe USA, on the occasion of the new planed Wempe XXL store at 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street in New York

Interview with Ruediger Albers, President Wempe USA, on the occasion of the new planed Wempe XXL store at 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street in New York

For many watch aficionados this is good news. Wempe located at 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street will almost double its space and become a new impressive temple totally dedicated to fine watchmaking. Be the first ones to be informed …

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Talking about the new, amazing Montblanc 1858 Collection with CEO Jérôme Lambert.

Talking about the new, amazing Montblanc 1858 Collection with CEO Jérôme Lambert.

Just some minutes ago here in Mexico City at the SIAR I taped this interview with Montblanc International CEO Jérôme Lambert. I invite you to listen to it …

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Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

Piaget is a jeweler and watchmaker. In Hong Kong Piaget attracted the attention of women by presenting a new timepiece called Limelight Stella. Piaget´s CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger will present you the ticking beauty …

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Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

China is becoming a more and more important market for Baume & Mercier. The brand was very well perceived by the customers. CEO Alain Zimmermann will tell you more about it …

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Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Nicolas Bos, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Nicolas Bos, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels no longer is a sleeping beauty in Asia. The jeweler and watchmaker today ranks among the top luxury brands, manufacturing some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces of the present. Let me present you CEO Nicolas Bos …

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Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Hannes Pantli, Board Member of IWC Schaffhausen

Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Hannes Pantli, Board Member of IWC Schaffhausen

Since 42 years Hannes Pantli is part of IWC. No one else knows the Schaffhausen based watch manufacturer better then he does. In Hong Kong I asked Hannes among other things how IWC is developing in Asia …

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Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Jerome Lambert, CEO Montblanc International

Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Jerome Lambert, CEO Montblanc International

I am sure many of you did already discover the novelties of Montblanc that are presented here in Hong Kong. The design-quality-price-ratio is a one of a kind and pretty hard to beat. 

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Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

Watches & Wonders 2015: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne ranks among the most desired watch brands in Asia. Considering the quality, design and the high significance of the timepieces this is no big surprise. 

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