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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II

That seems to be the watch with the longest name so far. To make the story short: Blancpain is proud to be able to present an entirely blue ceramic case on its newest Fifty Fathom. Have a look an tell me what you think…

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This is the new Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2

This is the new Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2

Finally I can officially write and show you the Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2. Until today Zenith kept this watch strictly under lock. Those who follow me on Instagram of course did see the new and the old CP2 much earlier this year.

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Blancpain: Particularities of Blancpain’s tourbillon

Blancpain: Particularities of Blancpain’s tourbillon

Blancpain is the oldest watch brand of the world and seated in Le Brassus, Switzerland. When it constructed its first tourbillon decided to take some risks and bring some innovation into the construction. Which ones will be explained in the following video.

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Baume & Mercier launches a perpetual calendar in 18 carat red gold

Baume & Mercier launches a perpetual calendar in 18 carat red gold

It is in fact a very good looking watch with even an interesting base movement coming from Vaucher Manufacture, but it is also a quite expensive watch for Baume & Mercier. Discover the perpetual calendar and let me know what you think.

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Chopard L.U.C GMT One and L.U.C Time Traveler One. Are you ready to go on a journey?

Chopard L.U.C GMT One and L.U.C Time Traveler One. Are you ready to go on a journey?

Discover the new Chopard L.U.C GMT One and the new Chopard L.U.C Time Traveler One timepieces…

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WatchTime New York will open its doors in two days. Don´t miss America´s Largest Luxury Watch Event!

WatchTime New York will open its doors in two days. Don´t miss America´s Largest Luxury Watch Event!

WatchTime New York, now in its second year, is taking place in New York City in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 14th and 15th. 20 watch brands will show their timepieces and seminars will round off the programme.

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Breguet: Assembly of a tourbillon

Breguet: Assembly of a tourbillon

  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. Tourbillon watches are a key pillar of Breguet’s patrimony as […]

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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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Audemars Piguet: Assembly of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

Audemars Piguet: Assembly of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

Jeff Kingston visits the Grande Complication Workshop of Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus where the Grande Complications are assembled. He shows us different stages of assembly of the Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication that debuted at the SIHH in Geneva in 2013. […]

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Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Nautilus

Patek Philippe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Nautilus

With two limited-edition Nautilus 40th Anniversary models Patek Philippe, the king of watchmaking, is rendering homage to one of the most iconic wristwatches of the Swiss Watch Industry. Let us look back and discover the new ones …

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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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Let´s look back… This was the first decade of Hublot All Black timepieces.

Let´s look back… This was the first decade of Hublot All Black timepieces.

Ten years ago Hublot presented its very first so called All Black timepiece. The iconic Hublot Big Bang All Black first was strongly criticized by prominent members of the watch-industry and then shamelessly copied. 10 years … 10 watches to discover …

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Pre SIHH 2017: Two new Vacheron Constantin timepieces

Pre SIHH 2017: Two new Vacheron Constantin timepieces

Discover the new Vacheron Constantin “Patrimony moon phase and retrograde date” and the Vacheron Constantin “Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon”. Both are going to be presented at the SIHH 2017 in January in Geneva.

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Hublot watches: How to produce carbon fiber and texalium?

Hublot watches: How to produce carbon fiber and texalium?

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?

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A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE “Pour le Mérite” – That´s the ultimate understatement for a connoisseur

A. Lange & Söhne RICHARD LANGE “Pour le Mérite” – That´s the ultimate understatement for a connoisseur

A “simple” dial with three hands, no date; 40,5 mm white-gold case (looks like steel); limited to 218 pieces; sold for 81.300 Euro. Holy sh**! Let us turn the Lange around and discover its calibre L044.1 with fusée-and-chain-transmission.

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Zenith supports “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” with a limited edition of five Pilot Ton-Up chronographs

Zenith supports “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” with a limited edition of five Pilot Ton-Up chronographs

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is global charity event raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation.

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Alpina Alpiner 4 Automatic & Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer

Alpina Alpiner 4 Automatic & Alpina Alpiner 4 GMT Business Timer

Line extension: Alpina, the sister company of Frédérique Constant, just presented these two new timepieces. I must admit I like them! Have a look and tell me what you think …

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Richemont results of the the first five months of the current financial year ended 31 August 2016

Richemont results of the the first five months of the current financial year ended 31 August 2016

There is one CEO and “his” brand emerging from the crisis as a winner so far. It is Jérôme Lambert and Montblanc. Have a look at this official Richemont statement …

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The new HEUER Autavia – a sneak preview

The new HEUER Autavia – a sneak preview

Yesterday I saw the brand new HEUER Autavia. It was still a prototype of course, but already a quite advanced one. Please have a look at this chronograph that will only cost 4800 CHF and tell me what you think. 

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Blancpain: How a tourbillon works

Blancpain: How a tourbillon works

Blancpain is the oldest watch brand of the world and famous for its tourbillon. There is a core idea behind Blancpain’s tourbillon that lay behind the invention that was patented by Ambraham-Louis Breguet in 1801. This video is going to explain the […]

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Wempe Glashütte I/SA – the young watch brand is celebrating its tenth anniversary with three new wristwatches.

Wempe Glashütte I/SA – the young watch brand is celebrating its tenth anniversary with three new wristwatches.

Wempe, with 32 branches in cities all over the world sells fine timepieces and jewelry. In Glashütte, Wempe manufactures its own wristwatch chronometers of the Glashütte I/SA brand. Discover three new watches and the actual companies economic figures.

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OurSwatch Quattro – Charity Auction in aid and for the benefit of ‘Doctors Without Borders’

OurSwatch Quattro – Charity Auction in aid and for the benefit of ‘Doctors Without Borders’

OurSwatch Quattro: Four individualists have created their own Swatch watch and they now offer this extremely limited rarity for the first time in a charity auction on September, 26th. Be part of this Charity Auction for ‘Doctors Without Borders’!

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Breguet: Characteristics of Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon

Breguet: Characteristics of Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon

Breguet’s La Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a very special watch. This video will show many of the unique features of this Minute Repeater Tourbillon, including its vertical hammers, uniquely shaped gongs, magnetic regulator and constant force chain system.

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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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Erratum: Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Here are the correct prices.

Swatch communicated me some wrong prices of the new Sistem51 Irony. Harald wrote a comment and called attention to. And he was proved right. The good news: Some model are cheaper!

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Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

Hands-On: Swatch Sistem 51 Irony

My dear friend David Rippmann from Zürich just filed me his report about the new Swatch Sistem 51 Irony. He ordered the watch last Thursday (the first day you could order one) and got it today. 

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Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

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?

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The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. Today I show the new Aquaracer in red and sand-colored

After presenting you the Aquaracer with blue details and blue nylon strap, I present you the Aquaracer with red details and black strap with red topstitching and the Aquaracer with sand-coloured details including a sand-colored strap. 

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The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 meters. 43 mm & Black Titanium & Nylon Strap & Automatic Calibre 5 with Date

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection was introduced in 2003. Since then it has continued to evolve … This new model, presented yesterday, is a significant step toward a much younger and cooler design. 

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