Category: "Reportages"

 

SIHH 2016: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

SIHH 2016: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

With the calibre 700P Piaget launched something one would have not expected from the brand. The 700P and of course the year 2016 were subjects of my interview this morning …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

SIHH 2016: Interview with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO A. Lange & Söhne

I simply love the novelties of A. Lange & Söhne this year. Wilhelm Schmid and his team have done a wonderful job. But what´s next? 2016 will be challenging!

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

SIHH 2016: Interview with Alain Zimmermann, CEO Baume & Mercier

Three pillars of Baume & Mercier will face the challenges of 2016. Click on “read more” to listen to my interview and to get more information …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Angelo Bonati, CEO Panerai

SIHH 2016: Interview with Angelo Bonati, CEO Panerai

Signore Bonati gave me some interesting insights about the development of his watch collections and we talked about how to master the year 2016 …

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SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon

SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon

This is definitively one of the highlights of the SIHH 2016. The new Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is stunning beautiful and big, big cinema for the wrist …

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SIHH 2016: Interview with Daniel Riedo, CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre

SIHH 2016: Interview with Daniel Riedo, CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso the manufacturer presents a variety of new timepieces. The CEO will tell you more …

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SIHH 2016: The A. Lange & Söhne novelties presented on 7 pages with 46 pictures …

SIHH 2016: The A. Lange & Söhne novelties presented on 7 pages with 46 pictures …

The Saxon manufacturer strikes again! These are some of the biggest creations of classical watchmaking. It is time to call it what it is: Made in Germany, outstanding, unique and above all lasting. 

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SIHH 2016: More Jaeger-LeCoultre novelties …

SIHH 2016: More Jaeger-LeCoultre novelties …

Check out my Pre-SIHH Jaeger-LeCoultre report dating from December 14th to see the Reverso models being created for the 85th birthday of that ticking icon. Click here to see the next punch of novelties …

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SIHH 2016: The Panerai novelties presented on 5 pages with 68 pictures …

SIHH 2016: The Panerai novelties presented on 5 pages with 68 pictures …

Panerai consequently bets on Panerai. Nothing really new, but many nice little details to discover … The 68 pictures and my explanations will give you the answers, so click on “Read more” to see and read them …

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SIHH 2016: The new IWC Schaffhausen Pilot´s Watches presented on 9 pages with 68 pictures …

SIHH 2016: The new IWC Schaffhausen Pilot´s Watches presented on 9 pages with 68 pictures …

IWC Schaffhausen proclaims the year of Pilot´s Watches. I wish IWC happy landings! I invite you to discover the new flying IWCs …

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SIHH 2016: Discover the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

SIHH 2016: Discover the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Chronor Anniversaire

The Tonda Chronor Anniversaire is Parmigiani Fleurier’s first integrated chronograph. It is a reflection of 20 years of work. Click on “read more” to discover the chronograph …

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SIHH 2016: The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection presented on 7 pages with 56 pictures …

SIHH 2016: The new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Collection presented on 7 pages with 56 pictures …

This is a moment I have been waiting for! Finally I can present you the entire new 2016 Overseas Collection. It is a watch I very much liked before and now, after seeing the new ones, even like more … Have a look!

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SIHH 2016: The Montblanc 4810 Collection presented on 7 pages with 19 pictures …

SIHH 2016: The Montblanc 4810 Collection presented on 7 pages with 19 pictures …

The Montblanc 4810 Collection celebrates the golden age of travel across the Atlantic Ocean. The novelties are building on this best-selling line that was first presented in 2006 for the Maison’s centennial celebrations.

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SIHH 2016: A gentle reminder: Be sure to be online @ 08:00 CET, 09:00 CET and 10:00 CET

In three huge waves, starting Monday, 18th at 08:00 CET, then 09:00 CET and finally 10:00 CET, you will be able to see all the Montblanc, IWC Schaffhausen, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani and A. Lange & Söhne novelties. I have already uploaded hundreds of pictures and I have put together all the essential information of the new timepieces. Be sure […]

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SIHH 2016: Be the very first to see hundreds of pictures, be the very first to discover the new timepieces

In three huge waves, starting Monday, 18th at 08:00 CET, then 09:00 CET and finally 10:00 CET, you will be able to see all the Montblanc, IWC Schaffhausen, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani and A. Lange & Söhne novelties. I have already […]

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Omega Seamaster Ploprof Co-Axial Master Chronometer – powered by the new Co-Axial calibre 8912

Omega Seamaster Ploprof Co-Axial Master Chronometer – powered by the new Co-Axial calibre 8912

The Seamaster Ploprof Co-Axial Master Chronometer is the second watch in the Omega collection to be a Master Chronometer. Discover the watch and the story behind the Master Chronometer …

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Oris Carl Brashear – a limited Edition of 2,000 pieces in bronze

Oris Carl Brashear – a limited Edition of 2,000 pieces in bronze

Oris introduces its very first bronze (diving) watch remembering the extraordinary life of Carl Brashear. He was the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver. Discover the watch, see my live taken pictures …

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Pre-SIHH 2016: Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P – hands on the the smart way of mechanical timing

Pre-SIHH 2016: Piaget Emperador Coussin XL 700P – hands on the the smart way of mechanical timing

The new Piaget calibre 700P was developed to mark the 40th anniversary of Piaget’s first quartz movement – the extra-thin 7P introduced in 1976. Yesterday I saw the new timepiece, the Emperador Coussin XL 700P, in Geneva …

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Pre-SIHH 2016: Three new Montblanc timepieces

Pre-SIHH 2016: Three new Montblanc timepieces

As a sneak preview I can show the first three new Montblanc wristwatches that will be presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2016 (SIHH), starting January, 18th. 

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Watch style guide. The ball-season is lying ahead of us. Which watches should one wear?

Watch style guide. The ball-season is lying ahead of us. Which watches should one wear?

Tuxedo, tailcoat, evening dress … dancing the waltz … These are the goes and no goes for your wrist. Once dancing the waltz at one of Vienna´s many famous balls simply is a must!

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The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 + 1 watches & brands 2015

The Watch-Insider´s Top 10 + 1 watches & brands 2015

This is my very personal top 10 + 1 chart 2015 in an ALPHABETICAL order of course. Sorry, I could not mention  t h e  number one. I invite you to have a look and to let me know what you think …

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Desperate? Still looking for a useful present? Discover five mechanical wristwatches for less than 5000 Euro/CHF/USD each

Desperate? Still looking for a useful present? Discover five mechanical wristwatches for less than 5000 Euro/CHF/USD each

Are you among those holiday-season-stressed who are still looking for a useful gift? What about a wristwatch, one you can afford? Here you get twice your money’s worth … 

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Watchstars Award Winners 2015/2016 – almost 80 journalists and watch experts voted the worlds best timepieces in five categories

Watchstars Award Winners 2015/2016 – almost 80 journalists and watch experts voted the worlds best timepieces in five categories

In my eyes Watchstars is probably the most representative watch award on earth. It is hard to top (by whomsoever!) the opinion of almost 80 international journalists …

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Breitling Exospace B55 Connected – Talking with Breitling VP Jean-Paul Girardin about the B55 & exclusive first pictures of the B55

Breitling Exospace B55 Connected – Talking with Breitling VP Jean-Paul Girardin about the B55 & exclusive first pictures of the B55

Just some minutes ago, right before the world premiere of The Exospace B55 Connected, I taped this interview and I saw the watch…

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Breitling Exospace B55 Connected – a smart connected chronograph for pilots

Breitling Exospace B55 Connected – a smart connected chronograph for pilots

The aviation-oriented chronograph Exospace B55, with notifications of the smartphone’s incoming emails, messages or phone calls (with caller’s name or number), is the first of its kind. 

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Let me show you three new IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer diver´s watches

Let me show you three new IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer diver´s watches

In the year of the Portuguese and just before IWC will launch its new Pilots watches at the SIHH 2016 in January the manufacture extends its Aquatimer Family …

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Oris Divers Sixty-Five with the new grey & “Deauville” light blue dial

Oris Divers Sixty-Five with the new grey & “Deauville” light blue dial

After being presented in Basel this year the Oris Divers Sixty-Five quickly became a bestseller within the Oris collections. I am sure that this new grey & blue one will even top these sales … Have a look!

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Pre-SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso celebrates its 85th anniversary

Pre-SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso celebrates its 85th anniversary

This watchmaking icon never gets old. In fact the new Reverso looks younger than ever. This is a teaser of what you are going to be able to discover here in January when the SIHH opened its doors …  

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12 + 1 elegant wristwatches wooing for the most sought-after place on our wrists

12 + 1 elegant wristwatches wooing for the most sought-after place on our wrists

Elegant wristwatches never got out of fashion, in fact today they are trendier than ever. The offer its big. The “+ 1” mentioned above by the way these days is my absolute favourite …

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Six Mechanical Smartwatches – let me show you high-mech not high-tech!

Six Mechanical Smartwatches – let me show you high-mech not high-tech!

The word smartwatch is on everybody´s lips. So far so good, but a smartwatch must not necessarily be a high-tech watch, it can also be a high-mech watch …

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