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Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

I met Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith, in Paris for the start of the legendary Tour Auto 2016 historic car rally, with both a competition and a regularity class. Listen to my interview with Aldo, see the chronograph and the cars…

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Video: How Hublot cuts their watch cases?

Video: How Hublot cuts their watch cases?

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case, and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber? We visited the Hublot carbon-case manufacturing workshop in Gland, Switzerland to find out. Carbon fiber […]

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Is my watch magnetized? Simply check it with your iPhone! Let me show you something useful and cool …

Is my watch magnetized? Simply check it with your iPhone! Let me show you something useful and cool …

With the new Lepsi Watch Mag mobile invented in Geneva you now can easily measure if your watch is magnetized or not and then figure out if this is the reason why your watch runs fast or late.

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Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

Gain exclusive insights into the Blancpain manufacture with Jeff Kingston: In this video a watch-maker takes the tourbillon components itself and brought to running order. As well he’s going to be putting it into the watch in to its permanent position. The […]

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Baselworld 2016: The Chopard novelties presented on six pages with dozens of pictures

Baselworld 2016: The Chopard novelties presented on six pages with dozens of pictures

Chopard showed me its first two Mille Miglia timepieces with an in-house calibre, two Perpetual Calendars, one in combination with a chronograph, and many more. Click on “read more” to discover the novelties …  

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Baselworld 2016: The Zenith novelties at a glance

Baselworld 2016: The Zenith novelties at a glance

Less is often more … Under the actual circumstances Zenith presented and showed a small new homogeneous collection. I can show you most of the timepieces today, but not the real highlight 2016 yet …

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Baselworld 2016: Oris Diver Sixty-Five – exclusive pictures of the new 42 mm steel version with a blue dial

Baselworld 2016: Oris Diver Sixty-Five – exclusive pictures of the new 42 mm steel version with a blue dial

This is the new Oris Diver Sixty Five collection. It is an attractive collection! What you get are good looking watches in a flawless quality with a very, very good price-quality ratio. Have a look!

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Breaking news: OMEGA gets a new President. 

Breaking news: OMEGA gets a new President. 

Stephen Urquhart will take his retreat, Raynald Aeschlimann, VP Sales, will follow him. 

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Baselworld 2016: The Mido novelties

Baselworld 2016: The Mido novelties

Mido really surprised me with the Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si with a silicon balance-spring for only 1010 Euro! In fact, all the new watches are inexpensive, they look great and the quality is impeccable. Discover the novelties 2016 on 6 pages … 

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Zenith: An exclusive visit to the manufacture, where Zenith’s director of movement development shows important construction details.

Zenith: An exclusive visit to the manufacture, where Zenith’s director of movement development shows important construction details.

Zenith developed a special complicated watch to celebrate its 150th Anniversary, the Georges Favre Jacot timepiece which is equipped with a fusee and chain constant force system.

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Baselworld 2016: Hublot – live taken pictures of the novelties

Baselworld 2016: Hublot – live taken pictures of the novelties

As my reporting about Baselworld continues, tonight I want to present you 52 live taken pictures on 6 pages of the Hublot novelties 2016. 

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Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Since Swatch Group took over changes are taking place at Harry Winston. Listen to my interview, see dozens of pictures and three videos of some of the new timepieces of the brand.

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Baselworld 2016: Robert Alan Eustace, his stratosphere-jump and the Sinn 857 UTC

Baselworld 2016: Robert Alan Eustace, his stratosphere-jump and the Sinn 857 UTC

This is something I learned in Basel: Robert Alan Eustace‎ parachuted from the statosphere at the hight 41,419 metres. Along with this ride was the Sinn 857 UTC, which was integrated into the sleeve of his specially designed suit.

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Baselworld 2016: The SINN novelties presented on five pages

Baselworld 2016: The SINN novelties presented on five pages

Together with two German partners Sinn presents its first wristwatch equipped with a manufacture-calibre. Sinn also showed me a very cool solution how to wear the Apple Watch together with mechanical wristwatch …

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Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux – 49 live taken pictures of some of the novelties

Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux – 49 live taken pictures of some of the novelties

I enjoyed myself taking pictures of some of the novelties Girard-Perregaux-CEO Antonio Calce showed me. I hope you like them as much as I do! Do also discover the sound-file of the minute repeater on page 4 … 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Let us call the things as they were: Girard-Perregaux was in trouble. The brand needed a restart and a man to literally press the reset-button. Antonio Calce did it 15 months ago. 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

If it comes to affordable luxury Peter Stas and his two brands, Frédérique Constant and Alpina, have become a benchmark. Get an update how he is performing…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Yesterday I met a very relaxed Thierry Stern. He has good reasons to be in a good mood since once again sales exceeded his expectations …

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Baselworld 2016: The new Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman and the original watch that inspired the design

Baselworld 2016: The new Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman and the original watch that inspired the design

The Khaki Navy Frogman 46 and 42 mm both feature a very particular crown-lock-system. Have you ever asked yourself where it comes from? I will tell you …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

With a turnover of estimated 1,5 billion CHF Tissot ranks among the big five in Switzerland. In 2016 François Thiébaud introduces a silicon balance-spiral and Tissot´s first connected watch.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

In the autumn 1996 the Chopard Manufacture was officially born in Fleurier. This was 20 years ago… Today I talked with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele about the 20th anniversary of L.U.C 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Walter von Känel, President Longines

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Walter von Känel, President Longines

What you will hear when you listen to this interview is a lesson in selling watches. Who buys what and where? Walter von Känel will tell you!

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Certina

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Certina

Certina offers Swiss made quality for almost no money. If you are looking for a superb quality-price-ratio and cool design this is an interview you should not miss…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original

In the new Calibre 36 Glashütte Original presents its first balance-spiral in silicon. The CEO will tell you why the brand decided to do this …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is streamlining its collections and at same time pretty creative… Listen to my interview with Patrik to learn more…

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Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

You will see unmistakable nautical design and action on this handcrafted wood marquetry deck. The boom is the hour hand …

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Baselworld 2016: Talking with Philipp Brashear about the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Baselworld 2016: Talking with Philipp Brashear about the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Philipp Brashear is the son of Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver. To honour and remember him Oris presented Carl Brashear Limited Edition.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guido Benedini, CEO Alpina

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guido Benedini, CEO Alpina

Alpina, the sister brand of Frederique Constant, is a brand that is still very much underestimated. Let me introduce you its CEO …

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Baselworld 2016: Talking with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling, about Chronoworks – the brands performance lab.

Baselworld 2016: Talking with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling, about Chronoworks – the brands performance lab.

Jean-Paul will present you Chronoworks, in charge of developing and testing technical breakthroughs that can subsequently be introduced on series-produced models.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Blancpain, Breguet, Harry Winston and Jaquet Droz… The top luxury brands of Swatch Group will continue to grow also in 2016.

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