Category: "Reportages"

 

The Apple Watch gets less attention than expected. Here are my thoughts about the Apple Watch, a device I would rather like to call iPhone Wrist Interface then watch.

The Apple Watch gets less attention than expected. Here are my thoughts about the Apple Watch, a device I would rather like to call iPhone Wrist Interface then watch.

If you surf through the internet these days and if you collect information about the Apple Watch what you read and see is not really encouraging for Apple. What do you think? Can I get your opinion?

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Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Today Swiss Timing, the Swatch Group‘s expert in timekeeping, hosted the Annual Results Press Conference. This is a summary highlighting some of the explanations given by the CEO.

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Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Collection. The chronographs! The Shelby 427 Cobra! Listen to my interviews, see pictures and videos…

Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra Collection. The chronographs! The Shelby 427 Cobra! Listen to my interviews, see pictures and videos…

Baume & Mercier teams up with the Carroll Shelby Company to present two limited edition Capeland timepieces that are clearly inspired by the legendary Cobra cars. I invite you to discover the new limited chronographs …

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Carroll Shelby and the Shelby Cobra. See some amazing historic pictures …

Carroll Shelby and the Shelby Cobra. See some amazing historic pictures …

The story of an American race car driver, entrepreneur and car creator. The Cobra, an all-American street and track car, today still manufactured by Shelby American in Las Vegas …

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Pre-Baselworld 2015: Erwin Sattler launches a pocket watch

Pre-Baselworld 2015: Erwin Sattler launches a pocket watch

Clock manufacturer Erwin Sattler is well known for his stunning precision pendulum clocks manufactured in Germany. I invite you to discover his first pocket watch..

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Apple Watch – A Swiss website just published the prices of the Apple Watch. I could not believe what I was seeing … (Updated 15:07)

Apple Watch – A Swiss website just published the prices of the Apple Watch. I could not believe what I was seeing … (Updated 15:07)

After a lot of rumors concerning the pricing of the Apple Watch I now found them being published at www.businessmontres.com. The only comment I have in mind today is: The world belongs to the brave! 

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Swatch Touch Zero One – Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, just sent me this brand new video. Have a look…

Swatch Touch Zero One – Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, just sent me this brand new video. Have a look…

The new Swatch Touch Zero One is the first step of Swatch Group to capture the Fitness and Smart Watch market. As the product itself is very emotional I just got this video that will be released later today.  

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Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered By MotionX. Discover the watches and listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered By MotionX. Discover the watches and listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Powered by MotionX, the new Swiss Horological Smartwatches are capable of bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. Discoverwatches by clicking on “read more”…

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Today @ 03:00 UTC, when the embargo is lifted, I will together with Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch. Don´t miss to discover the new watches and to listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Today @ 03:00 UTC, when the embargo is lifted, I will together with Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch. Don´t miss to discover the new watches and to listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.
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Swatch Touch Zero One – Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek sets the first step to capture the Fitness and Smart Watch market.  

Swatch Touch Zero One – Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek sets the first step to capture the Fitness and Smart Watch market.  

In honor of the new Beach Volleyball collaboration, Swatch has created the Touch Zero One. Guys, the cards are being reshuffled. Touch Zero One is only the first step …

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Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breitling Chronoliner

Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breitling Chronoliner

Breitling is an “official supplier to world aviation”. The Swiss watch-manufacturer found inspiration in a model from the 1950s and 60s to present its new Chronoliner.

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Swatch Sistem51 – discover the new SISTEM PINK, SISTEM GREEN, SISTEM CHIC, SISTEM CLASS, SISTEM CREAM

Swatch Sistem51 – discover the new SISTEM PINK, SISTEM GREEN, SISTEM CHIC, SISTEM CLASS, SISTEM CREAM

The Swatch Sistem51 is the Swiss made mechanical watch that has turned the old and traditional watch world upside down. It’s not made by hand, but on a fully automated assembly line.

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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

Yesterday, live from Dresden, I was able to present, once again ahead of time, the first pictures and information about the stunning “1815″. Today, back in the office, let me add a bit more information…

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Patek Philippe aligns global pricing and adjusts to the strong Swiss franc. Official Press Release…

Patek Philippe aligns global pricing and adjusts to the strong Swiss franc. Official Press Release…

Already eight days (!) ago I informed you correctly as one of the very first that Patek Philippe will make some price adjustments. Today the famous Geneva watchmaker released this …

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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”. A new limited to 200 pieces platinum watch for 31.500 Euro including 19 % VAT. Just presented here in Dresden by A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid.

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Glashütte Original & Berlin International Film Festival “Berlinale”. The Saxon watchmaker becomes a protagonist. View five short films and then be my juror.

Glashütte Original & Berlin International Film Festival “Berlinale”. The Saxon watchmaker becomes a protagonist. View five short films and then be my juror.

Since five years the Saxon watchmaker is official partner of the Berlinale. With five short films Glashütte Original this year changed its passive role to become also a protagonist.

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Hublot & Supermodel Bar Refaeli & the new Hublot Big Bang Broderie

Hublot & Supermodel Bar Refaeli & the new Hublot Big Bang Broderie

Supermodel Bar Refaeli is the face of Hublot’s new ladies’ campaign. See pictures & videos and discover the new Big Bang Broderie. 

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Watchstars Awards 2014. These are the five winners: A. Lange & Söhne, Patek Philippe, Ressence, Audemars Piguet and Swatch

Watchstars Awards 2014. These are the five winners: A. Lange & Söhne, Patek Philippe, Ressence, Audemars Piguet and Swatch

The Watchstars Awards are international watch awards given out annually by an international committee of experts. Watchstars honors “the best watches of the world” in different categories. 

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond Limited Edition – This is the new official James Bond 007 watch of the 24th Bond movie called Spectre

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond Limited Edition – This is the new official James Bond 007 watch of the 24th Bond movie called Spectre

Omega unveils the next official 007-watch. The new James Bond movie Spectre will be released November 6th this year. Click on “read more” to see the new cool Omega timepiece …

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Vacheron Constantin “The Chronograph through Time” exhibition @ Maison Vacheron Constantin, 7 Quai de l’Ile, downtown Geneva

Vacheron Constantin “The Chronograph through Time” exhibition @ Maison Vacheron Constantin, 7 Quai de l’Ile, downtown Geneva

If you are in Geneva these days or you have the chance to pass buy don’t miss to visit “The Chronograph through Time” exhibition now running until the end of March 2015.

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Frédérique Constant Manufacture Zodiac 24h Limited Edition

Frédérique Constant Manufacture Zodiac 24h Limited Edition

To honor the Chinese traditional calendar system the Geneva based, family owned manufacturer launches its Manufacture Zodiac 24h limited edition.  2015 is the year of the goat, marked at 6 o’clock on the dial. Have a look, click on “read more”…

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SIHH 2015 – The Watch-Insider´s Top 5 Ultra-High-End-Watches – A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Vacheron Constantin

SIHH 2015 – The Watch-Insider´s Top 5 Ultra-High-End-Watches – A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Vacheron Constantin

In the next days I will present you my favorite watches of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva in three categories. Today let me start with the top oft the end.

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The master of Swiss timekeeping technology. Interview with timekeeping legend Peter Hürzeler. Timekeeping at the 75th Hahnenkamm Races.

The master of Swiss timekeeping technology. Interview with timekeeping legend Peter Hürzeler. Timekeeping at the 75th Hahnenkamm Races.

I spent the weekend with Longines in Kitzbühel to attend the 75th Hahnenkamm Races. Longines is the official timekeeper of the FIS (the International Ski Federation). Discover what it needs to do the timekeeping of a ski race by clicking on “read more”…

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Parmigiani Fleurier – live taken pictures of the Tonda 1950 Squelette and Tonda 1950 with a Meteorite Dial – SIHH 2015

Parmigiani Fleurier – live taken pictures of the Tonda 1950 Squelette and Tonda 1950 with a Meteorite Dial – SIHH 2015

Just after the interview with CEO Jean-Marc Jacot I took these pictures. Have a look, I love them…

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Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Nomos and Tissot are the Watchinsider´s most underestimated watch manufacturers of the year 2014

Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Nomos and Tissot are the Watchinsider´s most underestimated watch manufacturers of the year 2014

Some of you will probably not be surprised to read this. Nevertheless please discover by clicking on “read more” why these six brands are absolutely undervalued watch manufacturers.

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Will Rolex go smart? Wristwatch with atomic oscillator EP 2498151 A

Will Rolex go smart? Wristwatch with atomic oscillator EP 2498151 A

On the server of the European Patent Office I found an interesting entry from Rolex dating back from the year 2012. What would be the purpose to build a wristwatch with an atomic oscillator? Do you have an idea? Let me know!

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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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The Watch-Insider´s top 3 Swiss Watch Industry CEOs of the year 2014

The Watch-Insider´s top 3 Swiss Watch Industry CEOs of the year 2014

I usually highlight timepieces here by presenting you my top five or ten in a specific category. But today I want to present my top three CEOs, the men behind some of these watches.

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Ten timepieces presented in 2014 having that certain something

Ten timepieces presented in 2014 having that certain something

Some simply have it and some do not. These ten timepieces have it, that certain something. Click on “read more” to discover my tonight´s choice…

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