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.
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 …
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.
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.
Interviewing my fried Richard is always a pleasure. Beside talking about his novelties Richard also unveiled some interesting key figures of his company. Turnover, pieces sold, critical size of growth? I have the answers! Just click on read more …
If you are an Audemars Piguet aficionado this is an interview that you should NOT miss. This morning I met an immensely charismatic François-Henry Bennahmias and I liked his unabashedly outspoken way to answer to my questions. Chapeau & Merci!
Alain did a fabulous job with his team. The Clifton collection is a big success, it is very well accepted by the end consumer. What´s next? Alain presented me his Clifton line extension and told what else is in his pipeline…
It looks like Jerome Lambert is reinventing Montblanc and himself. At least in terms of watches Jerome left no stone uncovered and he displayed a firework of new stunning beautiful models.
The performance of A. Lange & Söhne is outstanding! Wilhelm Schmid is conducting an orchestra of talented and even very young watchmakers. Let the CEO tell you why volleyball can delay the brands production …
I wanted to know how Angelo Bonati manages to keep the hype for Panerai alive, what Paneristi can expect and when we will be able to visit the new Panerai manufacture in Neuchatel.
I had the chance to photograph all the new Panerai`s for you and now I of course hope you like what you will see…
Montblanc SIHH 2014 – all the brands watch novelties photographed and exclusively presented to you by Alexander Schmiedt
Alexander Schmiedt is the Director Category Management Watches at Montblanc International. He will present you all the novelties and I have added the pictures.
Zenith 2014 again takes off with its El Primero chronograph caliber and its Elite automatic caliber. But as Jean-Fred Dufour told me it will be a calmer year.
Pre-SIHH 2014. Piaget will present the Altiplano 38 mm 900P, the world´s thinnest mechanical watch measuring only 3,65 mm (case + movement).
I invite you to listen to my interview with Piaget-CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger, to see my exclusive photos and to watch a spectacular HD-video showing the making of the new Piaget watch.
Yesterday, Formula One driver and friend of the brand Nico Rosberg attended a unique media day held by IWC in Munich.
During the IWC media event, the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team driver participated in a watchmaking class and demonstrated his feel for technology and precision craftsmanship. I got a face to face interview with Nico…
Hands on the A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication, the most complicated and exclusive timepiece ever built by the Saxon master watchmakers.
This is my audio-visual story to present you one of the most spectacular wristwatches ever made. Please enjoy the photos, the HD-video and the recording of the sound of the striking mechanism.
Hands on the new Nomos Lambda and Lux. Interview with Merlin Schwertner, the son of Roland Schwertner, the founder of Nomos.
Whatever Nomos does seems to be accepted by its community. I can tell you there is huge interest for the new Nomos Lambda and Lux watches here at the Munichtime.
I just come back from a delightful dinner with Wilhelm Schmid. After our dinner I recorded this talk. Click here to listen to it …