Category: "Interviews"

 

Talking to Maximilian Büsser the founder of MB&F in 2005

Talking to Maximilian Büsser the founder of MB&F in 2005

Max and I looked back in the history of MB&F. Ups and downs are part of it. And we talked about the Swiss Watch Industry. His sincerity impressed me! A must to hear! Something you should not miss! 

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Edouard Meylan, CEO H. Moser & Cie. #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Edouard Meylan, CEO H. Moser & Cie. #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain

Edouard is not only a marketing genius, but also the creator of some really beautiful wristwatches. I talked to the man who launched the campaign #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain and who also presented the cheese watch … 

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Benoit Mintiens, Founder and Owner of Ressence

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Benoit Mintiens, Founder and Owner of Ressence

With his new TYPE 12 “Squared” Ressence presents its first dress watch. I literally fell in love with the timepiece when I saw it. Listen to my conversation with Benoit and see dozens of pictures of the TYPE 12

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin will no longer exhibit at Baselworld. The brand was warmly welcomed in Geneva and it had some interesting developments to show us. Patrik will tell you more and I do show you two videos in addition …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

Good value for money was only one the target to launch the novelties for 2017. Sustainability was another big issue … Alain will tell you what´s behind …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Georges Kern and Chris Grainger-Herr, the old and new CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Georges Kern and Chris Grainger-Herr, the old and new CEO of IWC Schaffhausen

End of March 2017, after 15 years, Chris will take over the scepter of Georges. A very good reason to look back together with Georges Kern and present you Chris Grainger-Herr …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Richard Mille

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Richard Mille

Where Richard really excels is in his presentation of only one novelty for the SIHH. 75 pieces will be made of the lightest ever manufactured chronograph (40 grams including the strap) and it will be sold for 1.085.000 Euro. 

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Nicolas Bos, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Nicolas Bos, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

This year Van Cleef & Arpels sets new benchmarks. Listen to my conversation with the CEO and see the videos showing the Automate Fée Ondine and Lady Arpels Papillon Automate watch.  

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux

In my eyes Girard-Perregaux is the shooting star of the SIHH 2017. What I saw and heard makes sense. From now on we should again keep the brand on our radar screens …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

The anniversary of the Altiplano and the new Gouverneur Jumping Hour (see an execution with 70 carat of diamonds sold for 1.600.000 Euro plus taxes) were in focus of my conversation with Philippe …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Roger Dubuis

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Roger Dubuis

I attended a free lecture how to cleverly market and emotionalise watches. Pirelli is a new partner of the brand, but for sure not a logo on the dial …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Angelo Bonati, CEO of Panerai

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Angelo Bonati, CEO of Panerai

New materials, new adventures … Panerai is on the move … Angelo Bonati will tell you where the journey goes to …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Charlie Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin & Louis Ferla, Sales & Marketing Director

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Charlie Torres, CEO Vacheron Constantin & Louis Ferla, Sales & Marketing Director

That´s a premiere! I talked to Charlie and Louis about the new products and the future of the Geneva based manufacturer.

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet

#SIHH 2017: Interview with François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet

Colourful divers, frozen gold and ceramic … Audemars Piguet is still going strong. Facts and figures and much more …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Daniel Riedo, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Daniel Riedo, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

You have already seen the new Master Control watches… We talked about them and what is actually going on at Jaeger-LeCoultre.

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne

Wilhelm was in a very good mood this morning! Which he is entitled to do since he looks back on a successful year 2016 …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Jérôme Lambert the CEO of #Montblanc

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Jérôme Lambert the CEO of #Montblanc

It was the 17th time for Jérôme and me to start the SIHH with the first interview. Listen to what we talked about …

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Talking Business and Watches with Marc Hayek

Talking Business and Watches with Marc Hayek

I met the CEO of Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz and member of the Executive Group Management Board of Swatch Group today. Listen to what we talked about …

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Talking with Georges Kern, CEO IWC Schaffhausen, about the actual business performance and the new Da Vinci

Talking with Georges Kern, CEO IWC Schaffhausen, about the actual business performance and the new Da Vinci

On the occasion of the presentation of the new IWC Da Vinci to a small and selected group of journalists I talked with Georges Kern, the brands CEO, about the actual performance and challenges and of course about the new Da Vinci …

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Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about Muhammad Ali and the TAG Heuer Ringmaster

Talking to Jean-Claude Biver about Muhammad Ali and the TAG Heuer Ringmaster

I had breakfast with Jean-Claude Biver this morning here New York and we talked about Muhammad Ali and the TAG Heuer Ringmaster. Don’t miss these 15 minutes, Biver was brilliant!

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The new Wempe XXL Flagship Store located at 5th Avenue / 55th Street in New York

The new Wempe XXL Flagship Store located at 5th Avenue / 55th Street in New York

Let me present you the new Wempe watch temple. I talked to Kim-Eva Wempe, Rudi Albers, Raik Krause and Sophie Hausherr and I took dozens of pictures and there is a surprise for you …

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Zenith & Range Rover a new partnership

Zenith & Range Rover a new partnership

Listen to interviews with Ralf Speth, CEO Jaguar & Land Rover, Jean-Claude Biver and Aldo Magada, CEO Zenith and discover the chronograph…

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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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