Category: "Reportages"

 

Rare and unique: Johann Rupert, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, talks about A. Lange & Söhne, to the employees of A. Lange & Söhne and about Günter Blümlein.

Rare and unique: Johann Rupert, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, talks about A. Lange & Söhne, to the employees of A. Lange & Söhne and about Günter Blümlein.

I invite you to see three rare and unique videos recorded last week in Glashütte in Saxony when the German Chancellor Angela Merkel inaugurated the new manufactory building.

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Ulysse Nardin teams up with Sweden’s Artemis Racing, one of the five challengers in the 35th America’s Cup and presents the Marine Diver Artemis Racing. Listen to my interview with CEO Patrik Hoffmann and see the timepiece …

Ulysse Nardin teams up with Sweden’s Artemis Racing, one of the five challengers in the 35th America’s Cup and presents the Marine Diver Artemis Racing. Listen to my interview with CEO Patrik Hoffmann and see the timepiece …

The America’s Cup is one of the most important yachting competition and for the event’s 35th year, Swiss watch manufacture Ulysse Nardin sails into the sport as an official partner of Sweden’s Artemis Racing…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday inaugurated A. Lange & Söhne’s new manufactory building in Glashütte.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday inaugurated A. Lange & Söhne’s new manufactory building in Glashütte.

The new building with its 5400-square-metre production area is a response to employment growth in recent years and represents an investment in the manufactory’s future…

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The Richard Mille RM 69 EROTIC TOURBILLON – nomen est omen …

The Richard Mille RM 69 EROTIC TOURBILLON – nomen est omen …

Far from scenes brought to life by automatons, this creation plays on the desire to openly express passion, sensuality and even sexuality. Click on “read more” to discover the new Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon timepiece …

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Line extension: Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec II

Line extension: Montblanc Homage to Nicolas Rieussec II

This is a monopusher chronograph equipped with the Montblanc MB R200 calibre. Discover the line extension of the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec collection by clicking on “read more” …

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Attention all football fans! Hublot now is the Official Licensed Watch Partner of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Attention all football fans! Hublot now is the Official Licensed Watch Partner of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

“Hublot – A different way to progress” say those who know the unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. Here comes the next step …

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OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition. Finally, after all these years, the NATO-strap makes it way back to a Bond movie…

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition. Finally, after all these years, the NATO-strap makes it way back to a Bond movie…

We all remember Sean Connery wearing a Rolex Submariner with a grey/black NATO-strap in the movie Goldfinger. Since then the NATO-strap disappeared from the screens in Bond movies. In Spectre we will see this ultra-cool watch. Please click on “read more” to get the story… 

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The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is now available through the worldwide Rolex retail network (Updated with XL-pictures)

The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is now available through the worldwide Rolex retail network (Updated with XL-pictures)

I was told the quantities delivered are still very small, but the 40 /37 mm Everose Yacht-Master with the new sophisticated Oysterflex bracelet did hit the markets. Let me again show you pictures and give you detailed information about the watch and its price …

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The Dark Side of the Moon featured by NASA/NOAA and OMEGA …

The Dark Side of the Moon featured by NASA/NOAA and OMEGA …

Omega named its incredible Speedmaster collection “Dark Side of the Moon”. NASA/NOAA just released incredible pictures and a short movie showing the real dark side of the moon … 

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Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 Limited Edition … unique style and design … only 316 pieces will be sold.

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 Limited Edition … unique style and design … only 316 pieces will be sold.

This is the second Omega special edition chronograph for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Let me show you the new Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 Limited Edition. Click on “read more” to see the chronograph…

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Cartier – Rotonde de Cartier Chronograph. Cartier launches its first elegant 40 mm chronograph in three versions powered by the in-house Calibre 1904-CH MC

Cartier – Rotonde de Cartier Chronograph. Cartier launches its first elegant 40 mm chronograph in three versions powered by the in-house Calibre 1904-CH MC

Let me show as an avant-premiere the three references in steel, pink and white gold in a 40 mm case all powered by the Cartier in-house Calibre 1904-CH MC. The Rotonde de Cartier Chronograph will officially be launched September 2015 …

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Swatch Touch Zero One. World Premiere. See first pictures of the four new models and listen to my interview with Carlo Giordanetti, the Creative Director of Swatch

Swatch Touch Zero One. World Premiere. See first pictures of the four new models and listen to my interview with Carlo Giordanetti, the Creative Director of Swatch

This late afternoon Swatch launched its four new Touch Zero One on the occasion of the Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt / Austria

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MIDO WATCH DESIGN CONTEST. Mido is looking for you! Become a juror and decide which timepiece will be presented during Baselworld 2016 (17. – 24. March)

MIDO WATCH DESIGN CONTEST. Mido is looking for you! Become a juror and decide which timepiece will be presented during Baselworld 2016 (17. – 24. March)

Mido has launched a competition in-between three well-known Swiss watch designers. Vote for your personal favorite and win either the new watch or a trip to London for two. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Blaze of color: 10 diving watches seen from a new perspective

Blaze of color: 10 diving watches seen from a new perspective

Here is no risk of boredom! I want to show a selection of actual diving watches that differ through color. Assuming that each model shown will properly do its job under water let us simply concentrate on the look …

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Swatch SISTEM51 – Discover the new Swatch SISTEM INCOGNITO and see the entire collection

Swatch SISTEM51 – Discover the new Swatch SISTEM INCOGNITO and see the entire collection

In my eyes the Swatch SISTEM51 is a perfect mechanical watch: Swiss made + ETA-hightech calibre + cool design + good quality = absolutely inexpensive. Many good reasons to click on “read more” to get an update…

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Ladies’ Choice … Montblanc Bohème Collection… let me present you the new Moongarden and Day & Night Timepieces


Ladies’ Choice … Montblanc Bohème Collection… let me present you the new Moongarden and Day & Night Timepieces


Montblanc ads new timepieces to its Bohème Collection to extend this feminine and elegant collection.

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Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc International

Interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc International

Jérôme and I talked about the latest developments concerning the Montblanc e-strap and the watch business of the brand. Click on “read more” to listen to the my interviews.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given approval to sell the Breitling Emergency II in the United States

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given approval to sell the Breitling Emergency II in the United States

If you were interested buying the Breitling Emergency II, a unique life saving device with a built-in emergency beacon technology, in the US you couldn’t until some days ago. June 1st the FCC gave its approval …

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Together with Jean-Claude Biver I attended a Lang Lang private piano concert in St. Tropez. (See my pictures, videos and enjoy the recording of the entire concert if you wish…)

Together with Jean-Claude Biver I attended a Lang Lang private piano concert in St. Tropez. (See my pictures, videos and enjoy the recording of the entire concert if you wish…)

Lang Lang is one of the best piano players in the world. Lang Lang is an Hublot ambassador. For Jean-Claude Biver and some friends he played a private concert in St. Tropez… Click on “read more” to get the story …

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Inside Bulgari – this is a teaser for my big reportage that will go online in the next days

Inside Bulgari – this is a teaser for my big reportage that will go online in the next days

I visited all the manufacturing sites of Bulgari last week and I must tell you I was positively surprised to see such an extremely high level of vertical manufacturing. You will discover the production of dials, cases, bracelets and in-house movements …

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Uli Herzog, CEO and Owner of Oris, talking about his new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 timepiece

Uli Herzog, CEO and Owner of Oris, talking about his new Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 timepiece

Last Friday during the presentation of the new Oris Big Crown ProPilot Calibre 111 I talked to a proud Uli Herzog. The companies slogan is: Real watches for real people. Click on “read more” to get the story …

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This is the new ORIS Big Crown ProPilot with in-house calibre

This is the new ORIS Big Crown ProPilot with in-house calibre

The ORIS Big Crown ProPilot was presented today here in Switzerland. In my eyes this is a beautiful, affordable timepiece with an Oris in-house caliber.

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Waterloo (1815-2015). Breguet & the Hougoumont farm. Financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage.

Waterloo (1815-2015). Breguet & the Hougoumont farm. Financial support for the preservation of cultural heritage.

What united the enemies were their prestigious, one of a kind timepieces. Napoleon Bonaparte, the Duke of Wellington and many others on the battlefield of Waterloo wore Breguet pocket-watches.

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24 Hours of Le Mans … And The Winner Is: Rolex

24 Hours of Le Mans … And The Winner Is: Rolex

As afollow-up to my two posts about watches & 24 Hours of Le Mans I want to show you some pictures saying more than 1000 words… Click on “read more” to see my report …

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24 Hours of Le Mans. Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. The chronograph is limited to 100 pieces and was just launched some minutes ago alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 2015.

24 Hours of Le Mans. Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition. The chronograph is limited to 100 pieces and was just launched some minutes ago alongside the 24 Hours of Le Mans race 2015.

Jacky Ickx “Monsieur Le Mans” is a driver with an impressive track record.  The Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Jacky Ickx Edition proudly bears the colours of the champion and six-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Sun & Fun & Watersport … Eight new timepieces you might want to wear this summer…

Sun & Fun & Watersport … Eight new timepieces you might want to wear this summer…

Alpina, Blancpain, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Oris, Rolex and Tudor, they are all brand new and they are here to conquer the very limited and therefore precious space on your wrist. 

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24 HEURES DU MANS (24 Hours of Le Mans) 13. + 14. 07. 2015 … Chopard & Porsche, Oris & Audi, Rebellion & Rebellion Racing, TAG Heuer & Nissan + Rolex & Timekeeping

24 HEURES DU MANS (24 Hours of Le Mans) 13. + 14. 07. 2015 … Chopard & Porsche, Oris & Audi, Rebellion & Rebellion Racing, TAG Heuer & Nissan + Rolex & Timekeeping

Next weekend we will see the 83rd edition of 24 HEURES DU MANS. These are four major Swiss Watchmakers teaming up with a renown carmaker/racing team and Rolex serving as the timekeeper …

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The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I invite you to see dozens of pictures I took … (Part 1)

The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I invite you to see dozens of pictures I took … (Part 1)

The exhibition meanwhile attracted almost 40,000 people. It is the largest ever Patek Philippe exhibition presenting 400 exhibits throughout 21 themed rooms.

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The Patek Philippe Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5370 split-seconds chronograph

Calibre CHR 29-535 PS. The acronym CHR stands for CHronographe à Rattrapante, the French term for split-seconds chronograph. What a stunning beautiful and fascinating timepiece!

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