Category: "News"

 

Back to the essence with HYT and the H0

Back to the essence with HYT and the H0

We all know HYT from their fluid time indication. Something unique in the world of watches. Yes, there are other brands that use fluids for their timepieces but they do so in a totally different way. HYT has now launched a new collection […]

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Help saving the reef with the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

Help saving the reef with the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition

Partnerships in the watch industry are very common. Many watch brands have a link with automotive, sports or even a combination of those. Something you see less is that watch brands team up for a good cause, and nature in special. Oris has […]

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Grand Seiko following its history

Grand Seiko following its history

Grand Seiko explores its history and looks to the future. The first Grand Seiko, re-created in platinum The international launch of Grand Seiko took place in 2010. From the very start, the reaction of the watch retailer and aficionado community was overwhelmingly […]

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About me, Short introduction.

About me, Short introduction.

And then you are asked to write an ‘about me’ as an introduction. Some of you might know me, Bert Buijsrogge, from Fratello Watches, where I teamed up with Robert-Jan Broer back in 2011 already. Joining the first online magazine (blog doesn’t […]

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Rolex Sea-Dweller anniversary model ref 126600

Rolex Sea-Dweller anniversary model ref 126600

One of the brands that has a lot of speculation going on in the weeks, even months before Baselworld. Rolex. Rumours spread fast on forums. Photoshopped images of new models people think that will be presented, or which they hope to see, […]

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Very important announcement about the future of Watch-Insider.com

Very important announcement about the future of Watch-Insider.com

Please read this announcement carefully since Alexander Linz will no longer be the Watch-Insider and Bert Buijsrogge from Fratellowatches.com will follow him. 

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Tissot Ballade with silicon balance spring and COSC certificate for 910 Euro!

Tissot Ballade with silicon balance spring and COSC certificate for 910 Euro!

Tissot is setting the bar even higher! This offer is hard to beat! A silicon balance spring and COSC certificate starting at 910 Euro. Click on “read more” to discover the new Tissot Ballade collection …

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Rolex is Celebrating Cinema. And how!

Rolex is Celebrating Cinema. And how!

Please watch this one minute-long compilation titled “Celebrating Cinema” that was aired the first time yesterday for the 89th Academy Awards. Rolex has become official partner/sponsor of the Oscars. Simply stunning! 

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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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MB&F launched its Horological Machine No.7 called Aquapod

MB&F launched its Horological Machine No.7 called Aquapod

I hope you have time during the weekend to discover the newest creation of Max Büsser and his Friends by watching a movie and by macro-shots I took from the Aquapod. 

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Three new TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-01 43 mm chronographs

Three new TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-01 43 mm chronographs

The CARRERA Heuer-01 skeleton manufacture chronograph (in-house developed and manufactured calibre) with a contemporary sports design, will be sold under 5000 CHF (!). What you get is real value for money.

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That´s the stylish Hublot Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

That´s the stylish Hublot Classic Fusion Italia Independent collection

The Italian tailor Luca Rubinacci, Lapo Elkan and Hublot created some very stylish chronographs. If you are into fashion you might like them …

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@Oriswatches @Baselworld – Business and Diving. I invite you to discover two new Oris timepieces.

@Oriswatches @Baselworld – Business and Diving. I invite you to discover two new Oris timepieces.

Baselworld 2017 is approaching … the brands start officially to communicate about what will be next. Today, together with Oris we first go to a business meeting and then we go diving … 

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Before closing the actual POLL, please take the opportunity and vote for your favorite SIHH brand. Thank you! Every vote counts …

Guys, please don´t simply write me the names of you favorite brands, please use the POLL function of the blog and vote there. Thank you!

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@TAGHeuer @Baselworld – Four new TAG Heuer watches

@TAGHeuer @Baselworld – Four new TAG Heuer watches

These are the first four TAG Heuer 2017-novelties. Discover the new Aquaracer for her and him, the new cool Carrera in its titanium case and the Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic chronograph … 

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@Baselworld @Breitling – The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12h

@Baselworld @Breitling – The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane 12h

Last year Breitling launched this impressive 50 mm watch with a 24h-dial. As a preview for the upcoming Baselworld let me show you the new Avenger Hurricane with a more conventional 12h-dial …

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@baumeetmercier #SIHH2017 – Baume & Mercier offers more value for money than ever.

@baumeetmercier #SIHH2017 – Baume & Mercier offers more value for money than ever.

Baume & Mercier wants to share the brand’s values with even a larger audience. Have a look what the brand presented me during the SIHH 2017 and read the little remark I want to make on page 5 of my report …

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@AudemarsPiguet – Presenting you five new colorful Audemars Piguet Divers

@AudemarsPiguet – Presenting you five new colorful Audemars Piguet Divers

Last year Audemars Piguet surprised us with five colorful Divers. It was a chronograph, this year it is a three-hand version of the brands Royal Oak Offshore Diver. Click on “read more” to see my colorful pictures …

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@Hublot – Presenting you the latest Hublot novelties.

@Hublot – Presenting you the latest Hublot novelties.

Hublot always allows a first look at its novelties to privileged members of the watch-press long before Baselworld starts. Be part of the “club” and discover my pictures (39!) and all you need to know about the new ones …

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@Blancpain1735 – Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition at Zurich (ZRH) Airport

@Blancpain1735 – Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition at Zurich (ZRH) Airport

When recently passing through the airport of Zürich (ZRH) I discovered the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition. Lucky me – my flight had some delay so I could take a closer look… 

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@Piaget @Vacheron1755 – Ms Chabi Nouri will be the new CEO of Piaget and Mr Louis Ferla will be the new CEO of Vacheron Constantin

@Piaget @Vacheron1755 – Ms Chabi Nouri will be the new CEO of Piaget and Mr Louis Ferla will be the new CEO of Vacheron Constantin

What you already know since the SIHH and what I again announced two days ago now is official …

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Glashütte Original – Sixties Iconic Square Collection – Five new chronographs

Glashütte Original – Sixties Iconic Square Collection – Five new chronographs

Five flashy colours give the models their names: Sixties Iconic Forest, Sixties Iconic Ocean, Sixties Iconic Graphite, Sixties Iconic Tangerine and Sixties Iconic Fire. Click on “read more” to discover them …

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#SIHH2017 #Piaget #PiagetAltiplano – an iconic watch celebrates its 60th anniversary

#SIHH2017 #Piaget #PiagetAltiplano – an iconic watch celebrates its 60th anniversary

When presented the first time in 1957 the Altiplano was ahead of time. Let´s look back and discover the anniversary collection. Bonjour Madame Chabi Nouri!

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#CompagnieFinancièreRichemontSA #BreakingNews – Four new CEOs to be announced these days.

#CompagnieFinancièreRichemontSA #BreakingNews – Four new CEOs to be announced these days.

Dunhill, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin will get a new Chief Executive Officer …

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#SIHH 2017: Panerai Luminor 1950 LAB-ID Carbotech 3 Days – 49 mm

#SIHH 2017: Panerai Luminor 1950 LAB-ID Carbotech 3 Days – 49 mm

50 pieces, 50 years guarantee, 50.000 Euro. Let me present you this Luminor 1950. I have also added the prices of all Panerai 2017 novelties. Click on “Read More” …

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#SIHH 2017: The IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci at a glance

#SIHH 2017: The IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci at a glance

The IWC Da Vinci of the 1980/9os was an iconic watch and the Da Vinci Reference 3750 at the time the by far most sold complicated watch. Let us discover the new ones …

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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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