Category: "Interviews"

 

Swatch Touch Zero One. World Premiere. See first pictures of the four new models and listen to my interview with Carlo Giordanetti, the Creative Director of Swatch

Swatch Touch Zero One. World Premiere. See first pictures of the four new models and listen to my interview with Carlo Giordanetti, the Creative Director of Swatch

This late afternoon Swatch launched its four new Touch Zero One on the occasion of the Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt / Austria

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Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc International

Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc International

Jérôme and I talked about the latest developments concerning the Montblanc e-strap and the watch business of the brand. Click on “read more” to listen to the my interviews.

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Uli Herzog, CEO and Owner of Oris, talking about his new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 timepiece

Uli Herzog, CEO and Owner of Oris, talking about his new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 timepiece

Last Friday during the presentation of the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 I talked to a proud Uli Herzog. The companies slogan is: Real watches for real people. Click on “read more” to get the story …

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Waterloo (1815-2015). Breguet & the Hougoumont farm. Financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage.

Waterloo (1815-2015). Breguet & the Hougoumont farm. Financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage.

What united the enemies were their prestigious, one of a kind timepieces. Napoleon Bonaparte, the Duke of Wellington and many others on the battlefield of Waterloo wore Breguet pocket-watches.

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Audemars Piguet yesterday unveiled the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher at the CS (Corinna Schumacher) Ranch in Grivrins in Switzerland. See my pictures and videos…

Audemars Piguet yesterday unveiled the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher at the CS (Corinna Schumacher) Ranch in Grivrins in Switzerland. See my pictures and videos…

This is my full report… The Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher is the world’s first mechanical chronograph with alternating consecutive lap timing and flyback-function.

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60 Bpm – The sound of Swatch – A song composed by sound artist and music composer Chiara Luzzana from Italy.

60 Bpm – The sound of Swatch – A song composed by sound artist and music composer Chiara Luzzana from Italy.

This is a watch soundtrack, a song composed by using rhythmic and melodic parts created by the recordings of factory machineries and much more. Click on “read more” to hear Chiara´s song and to see the video that shows the making of …

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Interview with Peter Stas, Co-Owner of Frédérique Constant and Alpina @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Peter Stas, Co-Owner of Frédérique Constant and Alpina @ Baselworld 2015

Peter Stas presented a connected watch with Frédérique Constant and Alpina. I asked him how the general interest was so far. And yes, it seems that he bet on the right horse…

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Interview with Matthias Breschan, President Rado @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Matthias Breschan, President Rado @ Baselworld 2015

Rado is the world leader in ceramic watches. But Rado does not stand still, since some amazing new technologies have been and are going to be introduced. New colours, more elasticity… Matthias will tell us more…

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Interview with Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe @ Baselworld 2015

The Patek Philippe Reference 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is the most discussed timepiece. A lot of true, but also wrong things have been said and written. Rumours here? No! I prefer to talk to Thierry Stern…

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Interview with Franz Linder, President of Mido @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Franz Linder, President of Mido @ Baselworld 2015

Mido stands for good design, good quality and affordable watches. Franz Linder will let you know more about the new collection and his ongoing efforts to be successful in his segment.

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The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

Listen to my summary, you will be amazed what I will be telling you tonight… If there is one trend at Baselworld 2015 it is…

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Interview with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling @ Baselworld 2015

Today Jean-Paul Girardin showed me his connected watch Breitling B55 and we talked about the first three-hand automatic calibre of Breitling…

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Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO Certina @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO Certina @ Baselworld 2015

Listen to the Certina CEO telling you what efforts it needs to bring all these affordable and high-quality watches on the markets. Mechanic must be expensive? No! 

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Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari @ Baselworld 2015

When you listen to my conversation with Jean-Christophe Babin don’t expect jewellry but instead the introduction of Bulgari´s way designing a smartwatch. Really clever and useful!

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Interview with Francois Thiebaud, President of Tissot @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Francois Thiebaud, President of Tissot @ Baselworld 2015

I met Francois Thiebaud this afternoon, we talked about how you successfully manufacture millions of good quality and affordable watches a year. Really interesting!

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Interview with Ulrich Herzog, CEO and Co-Owner of Oris @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Ulrich Herzog, CEO and Co-Owner of Oris @ Baselworld 2015

I just talked to Uli Herzog about his new ambitions to again become a manufacturer of own movements. Listen to the interview and you will learn that Uli has done his job…

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Interview with Marc A. Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet @ Baselworld 2015 (Update: New and better pictures of the Breguet Tradition timepieces)

Interview with Marc A. Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet @ Baselworld 2015 (Update: New and better pictures of the Breguet Tradition timepieces)

Breguet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tradition collection with two new masterpieces. Marc Hayek presented me timepieces this afternoon …

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Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines @ Baselworld 2015

I once again got a lecture about watch making this afternoon. Walter von Känel is so close to the markets, knows everything about them and what sells that it is always a pleasure to talk to him. 

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Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original @ Baselworld 2015

The manufacturer Glashütte Original is still being underestimated. This is absolutely unjustified! Yann Gamard will present you the Senator Cosmopolite another horological masterpiece manufactured in Glashütte…

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Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Watch Group Division @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, President of the LVMH Watch Group Division @ Baselworld 2015

I invite you to listen to my interview with Jean-Claude Biver. We talked about his three babies, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith, about smartwatches and the Swiss Watch industry.

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The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

And here comes my summary of March 19th @ Baselworld 2015

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Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega @ Baselworld 2015

Before listening to this interview I recommend you to read my post about the new Omega Master Chronometer-certification. Thereafter you will probably very much like what you will hear …

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Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President Chopard @ Baselworld

Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President Chopard @ Baselworld

Yesterday in the late afternoon I spoke to Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. We talked about his new Fleurier Ebauche calibre being now implemented into the Mille Miglia collection and much more…

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The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

The watch-insider daily summary of Baselworld 2015

Starting with today, I want to give you every day before going to bed a spoken summary of my day. What did I do, discover and see during the day? Click on “read more” to hear the answer…

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Louis Vuitton Escale Minute Repeater Worldtime and Escale Timezone @ Baselworld 2015

Louis Vuitton Escale Minute Repeater Worldtime and Escale Timezone @ Baselworld 2015

I just met Hamdi Chatti who is in charge of the development of watches at Louis Vuitton. What he showed me was a quite amazing timepiece, have a look…

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Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Today Swiss Timing, the Swatch Group‘s expert in timekeeping, hosted the Annual Results Press Conference. This is a summary highlighting some of the explanations given by the CEO.

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Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Collection. The chronographs! The Shelby 427 Cobra! Listen to my interviews, see pictures and videos…

Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Collection. The chronographs! The Shelby 427 Cobra! Listen to my interviews, see pictures and videos…

Baume & Mercier teams up with the Carroll Shelby Company to present two limited edition Capeland timepieces that are clearly inspired by the legendary Cobra cars. I invite you to discover the new limited chronographs …

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Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered By MotionX. Discover the watches and listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered By MotionX. Discover the watches and listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Powered by MotionX, the new Swiss Horological Smartwatches are capable of bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. Discoverwatches by clicking on “read more”…

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Today @ 03:00 UTC, when the embargo is lifted, I will together with Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch. Don´t miss to discover the new watches and to listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Today @ 03:00 UTC, when the embargo is lifted, I will together with Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch. Don´t miss to discover the new watches and to listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.
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Interview with Peter Stas, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Frédérique Constant and Alpina, about the upcoming horological year 2015.

Interview with Peter Stas, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Frédérique Constant and Alpina, about the upcoming horological year 2015.

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? 

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