Category: "Videos"

 

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Edouard Meylan, CEO H. Moser & Cie. #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Edouard Meylan, CEO H. Moser & Cie. #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain

Edouard is not only a marketing genius, but also the creator of some really beautiful wristwatches. I talked to the man who launched the campaign #MakeSwissMadeGreatAgain and who also presented the cheese watch … 

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin will no longer exhibit at Baselworld. The brand was warmly welcomed in Geneva and it had some interesting developments to show us. Patrik will tell you more and I do show you two videos in addition …

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Richard Mille

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Richard Mille

Where Richard really excels is in his presentation of only one novelty for the SIHH. 75 pieces will be made of the lightest ever manufactured chronograph (40 grams including the strap) and it will be sold for 1.085.000 Euro. 

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Nicolas Bos, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Nicolas Bos, CEO Van Cleef & Arpels

This year Van Cleef & Arpels sets new benchmarks. Listen to my conversation with the CEO and see the videos showing the Automate Fée Ondine and Lady Arpels Papillon Automate watch.  

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#SIHH 2017: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

#SIHH 2017: Interview with Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO Piaget

The anniversary of the Altiplano and the new Gouverneur Jumping Hour (see an execution with 70 carat of diamonds sold for 1.600.000 Euro plus taxes) were in focus of my conversation with Philippe …

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#SIHH 2017: Jaeger-LeCoultre

#SIHH 2017: Jaeger-LeCoultre

Discover exclusive pictures & a video of the new Master Control watches and live taken pictures of the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time …

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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Tourbillon watches explained by Jeff Kingston

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Tourbillon watches explained by Jeff Kingston

Jeff Kingston visits the workshop Jaeger-LeCoultre in Switzerland.

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Breguet: Restoring historical timepieces of Breguet

Breguet: Restoring historical timepieces of Breguet

Jeff Kingston visits Breguet in Switzerland. We have the unique opportunity to learn more about historical timepieces of Breguet.

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The Hublot-Express. Discover the newest chairlift in Zermatt / Switzerland presented by Hublot.

The Hublot-Express. Discover the newest chairlift in Zermatt / Switzerland presented by Hublot.

I am a passionate skier. What I discovered in Zermatt last week is quite outstanding and unique. Hublot branded the newest chairlift and gave it its name. In the winter season 2017 hundred thousands of skiers will use the chairlift. 

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Breguet: Guilloche Dials explained by Jeff Kingston

Breguet: Guilloche Dials explained by Jeff Kingston

Jeff Kingston visits the guilloche dial workshop at Breguet in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland.

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Pre-SIHH 2017: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

Pre-SIHH 2017: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

Have you ever seen a moon-phase-indication showing the sky as it is? I mean with no stars on the firmament during day… Here it is! 

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Video Blancpain: Assembly of the Blancpain Carrousel Minute Repeater

Video Blancpain: Assembly of the Blancpain Carrousel Minute Repeater

Jeff Kingston visits Blancpain watches in Le Brassus. Expand your knowledge about watchmaking and Blancpain watches.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

The movement’s designer explains the construction in the video! Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014.

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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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Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Omega provided me the documentary “Every Split Second Counts” by John Dower. It is packed with thrilling film sequences from the past, interviews with former and in Rio performing athletes and with a look behind the scenes of timekeeping today. 

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Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only house which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch.

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Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

A visit in the TAG Heuer workshop in Chevenez. Eduard Heuer was the inventor of the oscillating pinion. This is a key component in the construction of a chronograph movements and, in particular, is the component that lies at the center of the system […]

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Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

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.

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Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014. Zenith traces the roots of this watch, which is equipped with a fusée-and-chain constant force sytem, to its development of marine clocks.

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Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only manufacture which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch. 

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot  (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Click on “read more” and you will be among the very first to discover the stunning four new Omega full ceramic GMT diving watches. Live taken pictures and all the technical details are waiting for you  …

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – a mechanical time-zone computer for the wrist

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – a mechanical time-zone computer for the wrist

A watch showing 37 zone-times, including zone-times offset by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. That´s the ultimate travel companion!

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Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

New technical refinements, ongoing implemented developments and pure and unadorned Breguet design make these timepieces extremely covetous to me. Breguet watches are an engineering marvel …

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Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

I met Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith, in Paris for the start of the legendary Tour Auto 2016 historic car rally, with both a competition and a regularity class. Listen to my interview with Aldo, see the chronograph and the cars…

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