Category: "Interviews"

 

Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

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.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Benoît Mintiens of Ressence and pictures of his novelties.

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Benoît Mintiens of Ressence and pictures of his novelties.

I was supporting Benoît Mintiens from the very first minute in 2010, since I like what he does. In my eyes his watches mirror some of the best and purest contemporary watch design.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nick Hayek, President of the Executive Group Management Board and member of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group.

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nick Hayek, President of the Executive Group Management Board and member of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group.

Not only here at Baselworld Nick Hayek is the most wanted and best interlocutor you can get. Today I can offer you a 53 minutes comprehensive and interesting interview. 

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari

Jean-Christophe Babin was appointed CEO of Bulgari half a year ago. Since he has arrived at the Roman Jeweler he is strengthening its watchmaking activities. Get an update what happened so far and what will happen in the near future…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Walter von Känel, CEO Longines

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Walter von Känel, CEO Longines

Today Longines ranks among the very big players of the industry. Only a few surpassed the magic boundary of one billion CHF turn-over. Already years ago Walter von Känel started literally to conquer the segment he today is so successful in.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard

My today´s chat with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was all about his movement strategy at Fleurier Ebauches and L.U. Chopard manufacture. One topic was also the seal “Qualité Fleurier, the ultimate distinction in watchmaking“.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Stephane Linder CEO of TAG Heuer

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Stephane Linder CEO of TAG Heuer

I just met Stephane for this really interesting interview. In 20 minutes he gave me an overview and he described me his strategy for the TAG Heuer. It might be a bit different then you think… It´s once again worth listening!

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Breitling CEO Jean-Paul Girardin and unveiling the new Breitling Cockpit B50 that will only be presented in September at the Reno Air Races.

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Breitling CEO Jean-Paul Girardin and unveiling the new Breitling Cockpit B50 that will only be presented in September at the Reno Air Races.

I “only” wanted to interview my friend Jean-Paul today, but then he showed me the Breitling Cockpit B50, the first in-house developed multifunctional quartz watch of Breitling. 

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, member of the families owning Hermès

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, member of the families owning Hermès

It is always a great pleasure to meet Guillaume de Seynes and to talk about the watch business of Hermès. Since its family has began to build timepieces in the early last century they always played an important role at Hermès.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nicolas Beau from Chanel, International Director of Watches (30.03.14 21:23… Updated with two pictures)

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nicolas Beau from Chanel, International Director of Watches (30.03.14 21:23… Updated with two pictures)

This interview is a lessen for us all. Nicolas Beau from Chanel describes what it needs to make a real woman’s watch. So forget everything you have heard before.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Marc Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Marc Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet

Marc Hayek is busy these days since he is responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group. He is now also involved at Harry Winston, so it is worth listening to this interview to get the latest update…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO Glashütte Original

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO Glashütte Original

It is the first time that Yann Gamard gives an interview and talks very open about Glashütte Original, the brand he is in charge of at Swatch Group. With the successful launch of the new chronograph calibre it was interesting to talk […]

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President Omega

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President Omega

Omega surprised me once again this year, Omega already launched 69 references in the Master Co-Axial technology and Omega will not give up its space adventures, all this was part of our conversation yesterday evening…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, President Hublot

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, President Hublot

Jean-Claude Biver still is the mastermind behind Hublot. But Jean-Claude Biver now also is in charge of overviewing and coordinating the three watch manufacturers of LVMH. I asked him how he sees his new role and what he intents to do …

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Fred Dufour CEO Zenith

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Fred Dufour CEO Zenith

Jean-Fred Dufour has done a great Job with his team so far, I asked him what comes next. In which direction will he steer Zenith in the next years? I invite you to listen to my interview…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and Owner of Patek Philippe

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and Owner of Patek Philippe

This is an interesting interview with Thiery Stern I can offer you this afternoon. We have been talking about the new collections and of course about the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe this year.

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Interview with Ulrich Herzog, Owner and President of Oris

Interview with Ulrich Herzog, Owner and President of Oris

Oris was founded in 1904 and since then the company never stopped producing watches. 2014 Oris will celebrate its 110 years. To start this year’s birthday coverage I met Ulrich Herzog for dinner in Munich yesterday and I taped this interview.

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Interview with Ricardo Guadalupe CEO of Hublot

Interview with Ricardo Guadalupe CEO of Hublot

When Jean-Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe took over in 2004 the brand had reached its trough. Today Hublot sells 40.000 watches with still a lot of potential to grow. The success story continues …

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SIHH 2014: Interview with Jean-Marc Jacot CEO of Parmigiani

SIHH 2014: Interview with Jean-Marc Jacot CEO of Parmigiani

Peter U., after seeing the Parmigiani novelties, asked: “So what is it exactly that would make this watch appeal to a younger customer base ?” Guys, Jean-Marc has all the answers for you. It´s worth hearing this interview taped at the SIHH.

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SIHH 2014 – Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué CEO of Roger Dubuis

SIHH 2014 – Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué CEO of Roger Dubuis

The actual design of the Hommage collection is quite classical and what I heard it has been accepted very well. Among other things I asked Jean-Marc if Roger Dubuis is now orienting itself differently.

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