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SIHH 2015 – 25 years of magic: To celebrate the 25th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie I invite you to have a look at this video recapturing the history of the Geneva Salon.

SIHH 2015 – 25 years of magic: To celebrate the 25th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie I invite you to have a look at this video recapturing the history of the Geneva Salon.

The 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will take place from 19th to 23rd January in Geneva. Incredible how time flies …

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Breaking news: Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).

Breaking news: Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).

Yes, yes there were some rumors that Antonio Calce would become the new CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) and there we go here is the official confirmation. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Bell & Ross BR-X1-Skeleton Chronograph-Red Edition, a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Bell & Ross BR-X1-Skeleton Chronograph-Red Edition, a limited edition of 50 pieces.

The “regular” BR-01 and BR-X1 chronographs up-to-date are not my preferred Bell & Ross watches. This new version though looks visually appealing to me. Have a look at this boutique-only-edition…

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SIHH 2015 picture compilation… This is what I have for you so far. Many more novelties are embargoed until Monday 19th January.

SIHH 2015 picture compilation… This is what I have for you so far. Many more novelties are embargoed until Monday 19th January.

Click on “read more” to see the novelties of A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Ralph Lauren and Roger Dubuis.

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

Pre-SIHH 2015: Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

Parmigiani shows the beauty of its 2,6 mm, ultra-thin automatic calibre PF705…

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Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

When Breguet launched its Tradition collection in the year 2005 with the Reference “7027”, the first timepiece to showcase the mechanisms of the movement on top of the baseplate, the watchmaking-world was turned upside down. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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We are an international community! Visitors from 222 countries have joined the Watch-Insider in 2014.

We are an international community! Visitors from 222 countries have joined the Watch-Insider in 2014.

Guys, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I just discovered these interesting figures through Google Analytics and I am really proud to announce that visitors from 222 countries followed my work in 2014. Please discover the entire chart by clicking on “read more”…

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Montblanc goes smart! Let me present you the Montblanc e-Strap.

Montblanc goes smart! Let me present you the Montblanc e-Strap.

That´s not a bad idea at all! Why not using the huge surface of a watchstrap to display information coming from a smart-phone? I invite you as the very first ones to discover the new e-Strap …

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Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Annual Calendar

Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Annual Calendar

The year 2015 is the year of the Portugieser. IWC developed an annual calendar powered by the new IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre.

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Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

Wishing you good health, love, peace, happiness, friendship, good luck, money, success, prosperity and much more… Greetings from Vienna, Alexander                

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Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg. This time it is not about Formula One racing but two IWC chronographs. Which one do you prefer?

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg. This time it is not about Formula One racing but two IWC chronographs. Which one do you prefer?

The 2014 Formula One World Championship is all over and done and we know that Lewis Hamilton is the winner. Today let us see who wins this horological competition. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Merry Christmas! Season´s Greetings! Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! Season´s Greetings! Happy Holidays!

I wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas 2014!  I send you Season´s Greetings!  I wish you Happy Holidays!

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Hublot becomes the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the World Poker Tour

Hublot becomes the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the World Poker Tour

Tonight Hublot presented a Big Bang specially dedicated to poker devotees here in Las Vegas. Click on “read more” to discover the two limited watches …

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As rumoured one week ago … Guy Sémon takes over the lead at TAG Heuer

As rumoured one week ago … Guy Sémon takes over the lead at TAG Heuer

Just a quick update for you. One week ago I wrote that Guy Sémon will be the successor of Stéphane Linder, who resigned. The two major newspapers in the french speaking part of Switzerland quoted me for this prediction… Today I can […]

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IWC Schaffhausen line extension: The Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511101/IW511102)

IWC Schaffhausen line extension: The Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic (Ref. IW511101/IW511102)

Only two hands and a winding crown, a wristwatch could hardly be more modest. Click on “read more” to see pure IWC-design at its best…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum

Pre-SIHH 2015: The Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum

The Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum interprets one of the most contemporary and useful complications – the world time function – in a new, innovative way.

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Tudor Heritage Ranger – an eye-catching timepiece that represents excellent value for money.

Tudor Heritage Ranger – an eye-catching timepiece that represents excellent value for money.

The Tudor Oyster Prince Ranger Ref. 7995 produced in the late 1960s inspired the 2014 Heritage Ranger. Click on “read more” to discover the new version …

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This is the new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition

This is the new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition

The new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition features a second zone-time mechanism. A moving, compartmentalized flange displays the names of cities representing the world’s 24 time zones.

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Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar Manufacture – Boutique Edition

Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendar Manufacture – Boutique Edition

Ulysse Nardin unveils its GMT+ Perpetual exclusive boutique edition limited to 250 pieces. IMO a very good looking version of the manufacturers classic…

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Breaking news: Stéphane Linder has decided today to resign from his role of President & CEO of TAG Heuer

Breaking news: Stéphane Linder has decided today to resign from his role of President & CEO of TAG Heuer

Stéphane Linder has decided today to resign from his role of President & CEO of TAG Heuer to pursue other professional endeavors. Will Guy Sémon follow him?

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Talking to Nick Hayek, CEO Swatch Group, about challenging the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, about Swiss Made and the need to always be a step ahead of everyone else.

Talking to Nick Hayek, CEO Swatch Group, about challenging the Swiss Watch Manufacturers, about Swiss Made and the need to always be a step ahead of everyone else.

After the today´s Omega-pressconference I talked to Nick Hayek about his ongoing effort to challenge his competitors and how he tries to defend the Swiss Made. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

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Talking to Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, about the new METAS certification for Omega

Talking to Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, about the new METAS certification for Omega

Right after the press conference I talked to Stephen Urquhart about the importance of the today´s step. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time.

Pre-SIHH 2015: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, Saxonia Automatic, and Saxonia Dual Time.

You don´t see anything new? At first sight I fully agree! You have to look twice to discover the Saxonia watch family with its new dial design…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar with a meteorite stone dial.

Pre-SIHH 2015: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar with a meteorite stone dial.

“Master Calendar, a calendar straight from space”, says Jaeger-LeCoultre. Let´s have a look at the new watch that will be presented officially in January at the SIHH 2015 in Geneva.

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The Watch-Insider´s smartest and, at the same time, best value for money watch of the year 2014

The Watch-Insider´s smartest and, at the same time, best value for money watch of the year 2014

Already last year I was thrilled when Oris presented its Aquis Depth Gauge. This year Oris tried to outbid itself and succeeded. Click on “read more” to discover the watch…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Piaget Altiplano Chronograph – The world’s thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph timepiece


Pre-SIHH 2015: Piaget Altiplano Chronograph – The world’s thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph timepiece


The hand-wound flyback chronograph with its 4.65 mm movement and its 8.24 mm case is the thinnest in the world in terms of both its ultra-thin calibre and case.

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Smoking hot: Hublot unveils its new Classic Fusion ForbiddenX watches

Smoking hot: Hublot unveils its new Classic Fusion ForbiddenX watches

Hublot started its partnership with the famous cigar maker Arturo Fuente two years ago. The King Power Arturo Fuente chronograph was the first shared timepiece. Now four different Hublot Classic Fusion ForbiddenX models will follow…

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The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 Dress Watches 2014

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 Dress Watches 2014

After presenting you my top 10 chronographs, my top Rolex and Omega watch of the year 2014, I want to show you my top 10 dress watches. Click on “read more” to see my choice…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Discover the Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve + the Baume & Mercier Hampton Automatic

Pre-SIHH 2015: Discover the Baume & Mercier Clifton Big Date and Power Reserve  +  the Baume & Mercier Hampton Automatic

In January 2015 at the SIHH in Geneva Baume & Mercier will present a punch of novelties. Two of the watches you can discover already today…

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