Baselworld 2016: Robert Alan Eustace, his stratosphere-jump and the Sinn 857 UTC

Baselworld 2016: Robert Alan Eustace, his stratosphere-jump and the Sinn 857 UTC

This is something I learned in Basel: Robert Alan Eustace‎ parachuted from the statosphere at the hight 41,419 metres. Along with this ride was the Sinn 857 UTC, which was integrated into the sleeve of his specially designed suit.

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Baselworld 2016: The SINN novelties presented on five pages

Baselworld 2016: The SINN novelties presented on five pages

Together with two German partners Sinn presents its first wristwatch equipped with a manufacture-calibre. Sinn also showed me a very cool solution how to wear the Apple Watch together with mechanical wristwatch …

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Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux – 49 live taken pictures of some of the novelties

Baselworld 2016: Girard-Perregaux – 49 live taken pictures of some of the novelties

I enjoyed myself taking pictures of some of the novelties Girard-Perregaux-CEO Antonio Calce showed me. I hope you like them as much as I do! Do also discover the sound-file of the minute repeater on page 4 … 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Antonio Calce, CEO Girard-Perregaux.

Let us call the things as they were: Girard-Perregaux was in trouble. The brand needed a restart and a man to literally press the reset-button. Antonio Calce did it 15 months ago. 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Peter Stas, CEO and co-owner of Frédérique Constant

If it comes to affordable luxury Peter Stas and his two brands, Frédérique Constant and Alpina, have become a benchmark. Get an update how he is performing…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Thierry Stern, President and together with his family the owner of Patek Philippe.

Yesterday I met a very relaxed Thierry Stern. He has good reasons to be in a good mood since once again sales exceeded his expectations …

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Baselworld 2016: Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla lifts the secret behind the wristwatch seen in the movie Interstellar

Baselworld 2016: Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla lifts the secret behind the wristwatch seen in the movie Interstellar

I taped this video today, it simply is spectacular. It gives you an insight behind the scenes of Hollywood …

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Baselworld 2016: The new Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman and the original watch that inspired the design

Baselworld 2016: The new Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman and the original watch that inspired the design

The Khaki Navy Frogman 46 and 42 mm both feature a very particular crown-lock-system. Have you ever asked yourself where it comes from? I will tell you …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

With a turnover of estimated 1,5 billion CHF Tissot ranks among the big five in Switzerland. In 2016 François Thiébaud introduces a silicon balance-spiral and Tissot´s first connected watch.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

In the autumn 1996 the Chopard Manufacture was officially born in Fleurier. This was 20 years ago… Today I talked with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele about the 20th anniversary of L.U.C 

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Walter von Känel, President Longines

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Walter von Känel, President Longines

What you will hear when you listen to this interview is a lesson in selling watches. Who buys what and where? Walter von Känel will tell you!

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Certina

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Adrian Bosshard, CEO of Certina

Certina offers Swiss made quality for almost no money. If you are looking for a superb quality-price-ratio and cool design this is an interview you should not miss…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original

In the new Calibre 36 Glashütte Original presents its first balance-spiral in silicon. The CEO will tell you why the brand decided to do this …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Patrik Hoffmann, CEO Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is streamlining its collections and at same time pretty creative… Listen to my interview with Patrik to learn more…

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Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

You will see unmistakable nautical design and action on this handcrafted wood marquetry deck. The boom is the hour hand …

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Baselworld 2016: Talking with Philipp Brashear about the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Baselworld 2016: Talking with Philipp Brashear about the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

Philipp Brashear is the son of Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver. To honour and remember him Oris presented Carl Brashear Limited Edition.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guido Benedini, CEO Alpina

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guido Benedini, CEO Alpina

Alpina, the sister brand of Frederique Constant, is a brand that is still very much underestimated. Let me introduce you its CEO …

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Baselworld 2016: Talking with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling, about Chronoworks – the brands performance lab.

Baselworld 2016: Talking with Jean-Paul Girardin, CEO Breitling, about Chronoworks – the brands performance lab.

Jean-Paul will present you Chronoworks, in charge of developing and testing technical breakthroughs that can subsequently be introduced on series-produced models.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Blancpain, Breguet, Harry Winston and Jaquet Droz… The top luxury brands of Swatch Group will continue to grow also in 2016.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, one of the owners of Hermès

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, one of the owners of Hermès

Hermès stands for the best luxury goods you can buy. Hermès has been constantly investing in its watch business and still does…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega

Omega is performing like crazy! The brand has just launched fantastic new watches and there bis more to come…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari

Bulgari just presented the thinnest minute repeater of the Swiss watch industry. Jean-Christophe will tell you more.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, Presdient of the LVMH Watch Division,

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, Presdient of the LVMH Watch Division,

While many watch brands are suffering these days, the one managed by Jean-Claude Biver do not. Listen to this incredible interview …

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Aldo Magada, CEO Zenith

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Aldo Magada, CEO Zenith

I hate to write this, but Zenith still is underestimated and not yet recognised for its full potential. But things will change now…

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Nicolas Beau, CEO Chanel watch division

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Nicolas Beau, CEO Chanel watch division

The guys at Chanel did a great job and presented their very first in-house movement called Calibre 1 in the Monsieur de Chanel watch. 

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Baselworld 2016: Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G

Baselworld 2016: Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930G

This is my favourite Patek Philippe 2016. Simply stunning! Discover the timepiece by clicking on “read more”…

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Explorer

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Explorer

The Rolex Explorer is not new, but Rolex finally corrected something I always critisised at the former version… 

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Air-King

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Air-King

The new Air-King polarises a lot. Some like it, some find it simply ugly. Have a look and tell me what you think…

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Baselworld 2016: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel with black Cerachrom bezel

Baselworld 2016: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in steel with black Cerachrom bezel

I have dozens of live taken pictures for you, some first technical information and the price.

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Baselworld 2016: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 AeroGT

Baselworld 2016: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 AeroGT

With the BR 03-94 AeroGT Bell & Ross now can rely on three pillars: planes, motorbikes and supercars. Chief Designer Bruno Belamich designed both, a supercar and a chronograph…

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