Category: "Interviews"

 

Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about TAG Heuer

Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about TAG Heuer

Jean-Claude Biver is repositioning TAG Heuer. The brand gets cooler, younger and its products less expensive. Listen to this impressive lesson in entrepreneurship I have just recorded.

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Talking to Raynald Aeschlimann, the new Omega President

Talking to Raynald Aeschlimann, the new Omega President

Raynald Aeschlimann started his career at Omega 20 years ago. Get to know the mover and shaker who will steer the brand in the next years and continue its success story.

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The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

None other than Konstantin Grcic, one of the world’s leading industrial designer, has redesigned the Rado design icon. 

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Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Yesterday evening I talked to Raynald in Rio via Skype. The Omega President is extremely busy these days and hard to get. So happy I made it! I invite you to listen to our conversation …

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Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Omega provided me the documentary “Every Split Second Counts” by John Dower. It is packed with thrilling film sequences from the past, interviews with former and in Rio performing athletes and with a look behind the scenes of timekeeping today. 

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How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

The entire luxury sector has seen much better times than these. Worldwide unfavorable developments have led to an overall decline in business. But not at Montblanc! The brand is still growing. 

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RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo. Graffiti artist Cyril Phan – aka Cyril Kongo – designs a fancy avant-garde tourbillon for Richard Mille.

“I come from graffiti. All my work originates there. It was my school for painting, I learned in the street”, says Cyril Kongo. Is this enough to design a tourbillon? Have a look and tell me what you think!

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Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Talking with Charly Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin, about the new Overseas World Time

Last week the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time was presented as a world premier in New York. The watch is a mechanical timezone computer for the wrist, a one of a kind timepiece. The CEO will tell you more…

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Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

I met Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith, in Paris for the start of the legendary Tour Auto 2016 historic car rally, with both a competition and a regularity class. Listen to my interview with Aldo, see the chronograph and the cars…

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Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Since Swatch Group took over changes are taking place at Harry Winston. Listen to my interview, see dozens of pictures and three videos of some of the new timepieces of the brand.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Let us call the things as they were: Girard-Perregaux was in trouble. The brand needed a restart and a man to literally press the reset-button. Antonio Calce did it 15 months ago. 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

If it comes to affordable luxury Peter Stas and his two brands, Frédérique Constant and Alpina, have become a benchmark. Get an update how he is performing…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Yesterday I met a very relaxed Thierry Stern. He has good reasons to be in a good mood since once again sales exceeded his expectations …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

With a turnover of estimated 1,5 billion CHF Tissot ranks among the big five in Switzerland. In 2016 François Thiébaud introduces a silicon balance-spiral and Tissot´s first connected watch.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

In the autumn 1996 the Chopard Manufacture was officially born in Fleurier. This was 20 years ago… Today I talked with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele about the 20th anniversary of L.U.C 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Walter von Känel, President Longines

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Walter von Känel, President Longines

What you will hear when you listen to this interview is a lesson in selling watches. Who buys what and where? Walter von Känel will tell you!

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Certina

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Certina

Certina offers Swiss made quality for almost no money. If you are looking for a superb quality-price-ratio and cool design this is an interview you should not miss…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original

In the new Calibre 36 Glashütte Original presents its first balance-spiral in silicon. The CEO will tell you why the brand decided to do this …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is streamlining its collections and at same time pretty creative… Listen to my interview with Patrik to learn more…

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Baselworld 2016: Talking with Philipp Brashear about the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Baselworld 2016: Talking with Philipp Brashear about the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Philipp Brashear is the son of Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver. To honour and remember him Oris presented Carl Brashear Limited Edition.

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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: 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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