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What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

To better illustrate what Omega, the Official Timekeeper, is exactly doing in Rio these days I have an interesting selection of pictures for you. Enjoy them!

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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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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

500 pieces of the unique Oris wristwatch with a mechanical altimeter/barometer are dedicated to the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), the French police force’s elite special operations unit.

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A new POLL is open. It´s all about the Piaget Polo S. You find the POLL in the right column … Please participate and vote!

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Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

It´s a steel sport watch with an in-house Piaget calibre, positioned at a lower price to attract a new, younger clientele. The question is: Does this watch come at an opportune moment? 

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Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai is the master in celebrating black and military-type dials. The brand consequently stays in its segment. These four watches, with a blue dial, therefore are the exception rather than the rule. Have a look and tell me if you like them.

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Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

The movement’s designer explains the construction in the video! Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014.

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Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some 450 tons of timekeeping material have been brought to Rio. Interested? Click on “read more” to get more insights …  

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MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

We all know MeisterSinger wristwatches with their USP, the single hour hand. Today I present you a pocket watch with the same USP. Worn with the right outfit it can be a nice alternative: the pocket watch as companion for special moments.

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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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Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

That´s a real upgrade for the Swatch Sistem 51. Now the affordable, mechanical revolution of Swatch is available in a 316L-steel case. Swatch Sistem51 goes metal! Be among the very first to discover the new collection!

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Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only house which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch.

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Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

A visit in the TAG Heuer workshop in Chevenez. Eduard Heuer was the inventor of the oscillating pinion. This is a key component in the construction of a chronograph movements and, in particular, is the component that lies at the center of the system […]

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Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Since 2003 Breguet has had four major expansions of its Vallee de Joux workshops. In its newest wing, Breguet has organized its watchmakers into specialty groups, inlcuding one dedicated to tourbillons.

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Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

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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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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio “Marina Militare” 47 mm (PAM00673)

This Panerai bears the name MARINA MILITARE. This Panerai is limited to 1000 pieces. This Panerai is powered by the in-house calibre P.3000.

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 – after one year the watch is now available

Do you remember when I last year in June presented you the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111? It is a 44 mm pilots watch I personally find very attractive and that is fair-priced. I today invite you to discover the Oris again.

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Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014. Zenith traces the roots of this watch, which is equipped with a fusée-and-chain constant force sytem, to its development of marine clocks.

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Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

For the 27th time Omega will be the official timekeeper at Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Games will start the 5th of August and last until the 21st. The six Omega watches are already available today…

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Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only manufacture which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch. 

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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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Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot launches its Tour de France collection. Discover five Tour de France 2016 watches …

Tissot is the official timekeeper of the Tour de France 2016 which will start July, 2nd in Mont-Saint-Michel. The participants will have to cycle 3519 kilometers …

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Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Formula 10. Ten new petrol-head type chronographs you should have a look at.

Chronographs, cars, classic cars and motorsports are in a symbiotic relationship. In competition the seconds, tenth of a second and hundreds of a second make the difference. The second place is the first loser … 

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Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition – a tribute to the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car

This is the all black Chopard Superfast Chronograph that has just been launched here in Le Mans alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I invite you to have a closer look since that´s a real cool timepiece …

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot  (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Click on “read more” and you will be among the very first to discover the stunning four new Omega full ceramic GMT diving watches. Live taken pictures and all the technical details are waiting for you  …

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Announcing an exclusive launch of four new Omega watches that will go online next Tuesday, 14.06.2016 @ 03:30 CEST (= Monday, 21:30 EDT). Don’t miss it!!!

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10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

10 new diving watches you might like to take a closer look at …

All the ten diving watches – except the Rolex – shown here have been presented in 2016. It´s a choice I have made for you. I hope you like them!

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Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

Baselworld 2016: Chronoswiss the King of Regulator

In 1987 Chronoswiss founder and former owner Gerd-Rüdiger Lang was the very first to introduce a so called Regulator dial in a wristwatch. The extraordinary display won hearts and wrists and became an icon …

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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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