Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bulgari

Jean-Christophe Babin was appointed CEO of Bulgari half a year ago. Since he has arrived at the Roman Jeweler he is strengthening its watchmaking activities. Get an update what happened so far and what will happen in the near future…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Walter von Känel, CEO Longines

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Walter von Känel, CEO Longines

Today Longines ranks among the very big players of the industry. Only a few surpassed the magic boundary of one billion CHF turn-over. Already years ago Walter von Känel started literally to conquer the segment he today is so successful in.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard

My today´s chat with Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was all about his movement strategy at Fleurier Ebauches and L.U. Chopard manufacture. One topic was also the seal “Qualité Fleurier, the ultimate distinction in watchmaking“.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Stephane Linder CEO of TAG Heuer

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Stephane Linder CEO of TAG Heuer

I just met Stephane for this really interesting interview. In 20 minutes he gave me an overview and he described me his strategy for the TAG Heuer. It might be a bit different then you think… It´s once again worth listening!

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Baselworld 2014: Pictures of the Tudor novelties and some historical icons of the brand

Baselworld 2014: Pictures of the Tudor novelties and some historical icons of the brand

I had the time to see and photograph the Tudor novelties, I want to show you the pictures I took from these new and old timepieces…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Breitling CEO Jean-Paul Girardin and unveiling the new Breitling Cockpit B50 that will only be presented in September at the Reno Air Races.

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Breitling CEO Jean-Paul Girardin and unveiling the new Breitling Cockpit B50 that will only be presented in September at the Reno Air Races.

I “only” wanted to interview my friend Jean-Paul today, but then he showed me the Breitling Cockpit B50, the first in-house developed multifunctional quartz watch of Breitling. 

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Baselworld 2014: The Sinn novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Sinn novelties

Sinn showed me some very technical and also good looking watches yesterday afternoon. I very much like the Sinn Diving watch U1000 B (EZM 6). Click on “read more” to get the full story…

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Baselworld 2014: The Bell & Ross novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Bell & Ross novelties

The 2014 models will strengthen the brands passion for aviation and its heroes. But I do also see first efforts to open up a new segment not related to aviation…

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Baselworld 2014: The Tissot novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Tissot novelties

The Swatch Group brand once again surprised me with its new timepieces. What I have seen is a perfect mix in-between design, quality and price… 

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Just to let you know… There is much more to come in just a while…

… but I really need to eat something now. I will have dinner with friends of the industry and then back in the hotel present you the following novelties…

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Baselworld 2014: Richard Müller showed me his 3 meter high precision pendulum clock, the Erwin Sattler Maxima Secunda is by far the biggest clock here at the show.

Baselworld 2014: Richard Müller showed me his 3 meter high precision pendulum clock, the Erwin Sattler Maxima Secunda is by far the biggest clock here at the show.

The Maxima Secunda is a real sensation and XXL-watchmaking at its best. The idea of doubling the proportions of the Classica Secunda 1995 preceded this complete reconstruction of an XXL precision pendulum clock.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, member of the families owning Hermès

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Guillaume de Seynes, member of the families owning Hermès

It is always a great pleasure to meet Guillaume de Seynes and to talk about the watch business of Hermès. Since its family has began to build timepieces in the early last century they always played an important role at Hermès.

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nicolas Beau from Chanel, International Director of Watches (30.03.14 21:23… Updated with two pictures)

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nicolas Beau from Chanel, International Director of Watches (30.03.14 21:23… Updated with two pictures)

This interview is a lessen for us all. Nicolas Beau from Chanel describes what it needs to make a real woman’s watch. So forget everything you have heard before.

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Baselworld 2014: Two Hermès novelties

Baselworld 2014: Two Hermès novelties

I want to show you pictures of the Hermes Dressage L’heure masquée and how it works and from the only 15,5 mm big Hermès Faubourg watch. Hermès seems to have a pioneering role … Click on read more to get the story…

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Baselworld 2014: The Blancpain novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Blancpain novelties

Blancpain showed me a new elegant and sporty Chronograph, a new Perpetual Calendar, a new Tourbillon and a new Carrousel watch. 

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Baselworld 2014: My favorite Baselworld watch so far is an Omega

Baselworld 2014: My favorite Baselworld watch so far is an Omega

Discover the watch I fell in love with since I have seen it on my wrist… By clicking on read more you will discover which one it is…

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Baselworld 2014: The Longines novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Longines novelties

I have seen the Longines novelties this afternoon. Let me show them to you…

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Baselworld 2014: Some of the Rado novelties

Baselworld 2014: Some of the Rado novelties

Rado has launched the HyperChrome Touch Dual Timer, a high-tech ceramic watch with no crown. Have a look at it and at some other novelties…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Marc Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Marc Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet

Marc Hayek is busy these days since he is responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group. He is now also involved at Harry Winston, so it is worth listening to this interview to get the latest update…

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO Glashütte Original

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO Glashütte Original

It is the first time that Yann Gamard gives an interview and talks very open about Glashütte Original, the brand he is in charge of at Swatch Group. With the successful launch of the new chronograph calibre it was interesting to talk […]

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