Category: "Reportages"

 

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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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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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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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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And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Thank you guys for participating in our survey! Your suggestions are more than welcome. We have one winner to announce. Please click on “read more” …

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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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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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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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The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

The new Rado Ceramica – the rebirth of cool by Konstantin Grcic

None other than Konstantin Grcic, one of the world’s leading industrial designer, has redesigned the Rado design icon. 

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What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

To better illustrate what Omega, the Official Timekeeper, is exactly doing in Rio these days I have an interesting selection of pictures for you. Enjoy them!

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Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Interview with Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann live from Rio

Yesterday evening I talked to Raynald in Rio via Skype. The Omega President is extremely busy these days and hard to get. So happy I made it! I invite you to listen to our conversation …

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter – this is the 500 pieces GIGN Edition Limitée

500 pieces of the unique Oris wristwatch with a mechanical altimeter/barometer are dedicated to the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), the French police force’s elite special operations unit.

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Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

Piaget Polo S. A new steel sports watch that´s supposed to be a game changer …

It´s a steel sport watch with an in-house Piaget calibre, positioned at a lower price to attract a new, younger clientele. The question is: Does this watch come at an opportune moment? 

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Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai goes blue. Two Luminor 1950 and two Radiomir 1940 featuring a blue dial with satiné soleil finish.

Panerai is the master in celebrating black and military-type dials. The brand consequently stays in its segment. These four watches, with a blue dial, therefore are the exception rather than the rule. Have a look and tell me if you like them.

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Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some 450 tons of timekeeping material have been brought to Rio. Interested? Click on “read more” to get more insights …  

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MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

MeisterSinger Pocket Watch – time is indicated with a single blue hour hand

We all know MeisterSinger wristwatches with their USP, the single hour hand. Today I present you a pocket watch with the same USP. Worn with the right outfit it can be a nice alternative: the pocket watch as companion for special moments.

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Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

Swatch Sistem51 Irony. Sistem51 goes metal. Discover the new Swatch Sistem51 Irony Collection (very important update in the comment section!)

That´s a real upgrade for the Swatch Sistem 51. Now the affordable, mechanical revolution of Swatch is available in a 316L-steel case. Swatch Sistem51 goes metal! Be among the very first to discover the new collection!

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That´s what I would call a colorful summer on the wrist …

That´s what I would call a colorful summer on the wrist …

There are people who seriously believe that there are only black watches on the market. But precisely the opposite is true. These are 10 colorful wristwatches reflecting my – and hopefully also your –  actual summer feelings …

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Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

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Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl – One red push-piece is enough

Chronographs normally do have two push-pieces to activate the functions start, stop and reset to zero. This Hanhart gets along with only one push-piece. Discover a chronograph I personally find very attractive …

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How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

How does CEO Jérôme Lambert successfully steer Montblanc through the actual rough sea?

The entire luxury sector has seen much better times than these. Worldwide unfavorable developments have led to an overall decline in business. But not at Montblanc! The brand is still growing. 

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Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze. Bronze? Bronze! Let us do a bronze case competition. Show us the beautiful patina of your bronze watch. (Update: even more watches!)

Bronze upholstery ages and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Some times it might be a little extreme as this picture of that Panerai shows us. Send me your pictures of your bronze watch and share the patina with us.

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