Officine Panerai. The SIHH 2015-novelties. Seven new watches and 56 pictures.

Officine Panerai. The SIHH 2015-novelties. Seven new watches and 56 pictures.

Once again the italo-Swiss-made-cult-brand surprised me with its new timepieces. Click on “read more” to get the story and to see 56 pictures.

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Vacheron Constantin Harmony Collection. The brands 260th anniversary. The SIHH 2015-novelties.

Vacheron Constantin Harmony Collection. The brands 260th anniversary. The SIHH 2015-novelties.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vacheron Constantin! I invite you to discover the seven limited timepieces created for this occasion. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Montblanc Villeret Collection Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama. Presented to you by Alexander Schmiedt and exclusive live taken pictures. SIHH 2015

Montblanc Villeret Collection Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama. Presented to you by Alexander Schmiedt and exclusive live taken pictures. SIHH 2015

This is a worlds first! Please discover the Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères Vasco da Gama by listening to my conversation with Alexander Schmiedt, the brands watch director, and by seeing these pictures…

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A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minuterepeater. You hear what you see. The German watchmakers´s SIHH 2015-highlight.

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minuterepeater. You hear what you see. The German watchmakers´s SIHH 2015-highlight.

Never before any watchmaker built a wristwatch with a mechanical-digital time indication making it possible that you hear what you see on the dial. Click on “read more” to get the story.

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Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection. The SIHH 2015-novelties.

Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Collection. The SIHH 2015-novelties.

With its new Heritage Chronométrie Collection Montblanc is ready to go for new horizons. Discover the entire collection as presented here in Geneva at the SIHH 2015 by clicking on “read more”…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon. The manufacture pays tribute to astronomy. One stunning SIHH 2015-novelty of the manufacture.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon. The manufacture pays tribute to astronomy. One stunning SIHH 2015-novelty of the manufacture.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon expresses its strength of character through the realm of calendar-type horological complications. Discover the watch by clicking on “read more”

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Parmigiani Fleurier – Tonda 1950 Squelette

Parmigiani Fleurier – Tonda 1950 Squelette

Parmigiani Fleurier presents the “skeleton” edition of the Tonda 1950, which reveals the incredibly complex mechanism and features of this extra-thin model. Each bridge and main plate of the PF705 calibre movement has been exquisitely openworked and decorated. No fewer than 127 […]

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watch-insider@SIHH 2015. Be sure to be online today at 09:00 CET. Don´t miss this moment!

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Montblanc e-Strap. First live taken pictures. SIHH 2015

Montblanc e-Strap. First live taken pictures. SIHH 2015

I already had the chance to see the new Montblanc e-Strap today Sunday. I invite you as the very first ones to discover the new smart device connecting to your Android- or iOS-device …

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SIHH2015@watch-insider.com … A personal recommendation: Be sure to be online this Monday at 09:00 CET. The doors of the SIHH in Geneva will open and exactly in this moment you will be able to discover the novelties and 192 pictures of A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC Schaffhausen, Montblanc, Officine Panerai and Vacheron Constantin … DON´T MISS THIS MOMENT! Monday, 19.01.2015 @ 09:00 CET.

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SIHH 2015 – 25 years of magic: To celebrate the 25th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie I invite you to have a look at this video recapturing the history of the Geneva Salon.

SIHH 2015 – 25 years of magic: To celebrate the 25th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie I invite you to have a look at this video recapturing the history of the Geneva Salon.

The 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will take place from 19th to 23rd January in Geneva. Incredible how time flies …

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Breaking news: Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).

Breaking news: Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).

Yes, yes there were some rumors that Antonio Calce would become the new CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) and there we go here is the official confirmation. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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Bell & Ross BR-X1-Skeleton Chronograph-Red Edition, a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Bell & Ross BR-X1-Skeleton Chronograph-Red Edition, a limited edition of 50 pieces.

The “regular” BR-01 and BR-X1 chronographs up-to-date are not my preferred Bell & Ross watches. This new version though looks visually appealing to me. Have a look at this boutique-only-edition…

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SIHH 2015 picture compilation… This is what I have for you so far. Many more novelties are embargoed until Monday 19th January.

SIHH 2015 picture compilation… This is what I have for you so far. Many more novelties are embargoed until Monday 19th January.

Click on “read more” to see the novelties of A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Ralph Lauren and Roger Dubuis.

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The new POLL is still open! Please vote if you have not done it yet! The POLL is located at the right side of this page when you scroll down…

Take the opportunity to vote, I will take the results with me and present them to the CEOs, managers and creatives of the SIHH 2015 in Geneva opening its doors Monday, 19. January…

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Pre-SIHH 2015: Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

Pre-SIHH 2015: Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Squelette

Parmigiani shows the beauty of its 2,6 mm, ultra-thin automatic calibre PF705…

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Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

Pre-Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097

When Breguet launched its Tradition collection in the year 2005 with the Reference “7027”, the first timepiece to showcase the mechanisms of the movement on top of the baseplate, the watchmaking-world was turned upside down. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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We are an international community! Visitors from 222 countries have joined the Watch-Insider in 2014.

We are an international community! Visitors from 222 countries have joined the Watch-Insider in 2014.

Guys, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I just discovered these interesting figures through Google Analytics and I am really proud to announce that visitors from 222 countries followed my work in 2014. Please discover the entire chart by clicking on “read more”…

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Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Nomos and Tissot are the Watchinsider´s most underestimated watch manufacturers of the year 2014

Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Nomos and Tissot are the Watchinsider´s most underestimated watch manufacturers of the year 2014

Some of you will probably not be surprised to read this. Nevertheless please discover by clicking on “read more” why these six brands are absolutely undervalued watch manufacturers.

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Will Rolex go smart? Wristwatch with atomic oscillator EP 2498151 A

Will Rolex go smart? Wristwatch with atomic oscillator EP 2498151 A

On the server of the European Patent Office I found an interesting entry from Rolex dating back from the year 2012. What would be the purpose to build a wristwatch with an atomic oscillator? Do you have an idea? Let me know!

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Montblanc goes smart! Let me present you the Montblanc e-Strap.

Montblanc goes smart! Let me present you the Montblanc e-Strap.

That´s not a bad idea at all! Why not using the huge surface of a watchstrap to display information coming from a smart-phone? I invite you as the very first ones to discover the new e-Strap …

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Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Annual Calendar

Pre-SIHH 2015: IWC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Annual Calendar

The year 2015 is the year of the Portugieser. IWC developed an annual calendar powered by the new IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre.

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Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

Wishing you good health, love, peace, happiness, friendship, good luck, money, success, prosperity and much more… Greetings from Vienna, Alexander                

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The Watch-Insider´s top 3 Swiss Watch Industry CEOs of the year 2014

The Watch-Insider´s top 3 Swiss Watch Industry CEOs of the year 2014

I usually highlight timepieces here by presenting you my top five or ten in a specific category. But today I want to present my top three CEOs, the men behind some of these watches.

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Ten timepieces presented in 2014 having that certain something

Ten timepieces presented in 2014 having that certain something

Some simply have it and some do not. These ten timepieces have it, that certain something. Click on “read more” to discover my tonight´s choice…

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Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg. This time it is not about Formula One racing but two IWC chronographs. Which one do you prefer?

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg. This time it is not about Formula One racing but two IWC chronographs. Which one do you prefer?

The 2014 Formula One World Championship is all over and done and we know that Lewis Hamilton is the winner. Today let us see who wins this horological competition. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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This is my little Christmas Tale. Starring: A Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1948.

This is my little Christmas Tale. Starring: A Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1948.

A friend of mine asked me which wrist watch she should buy for her husband for Christmas. I recommended her a Reverso. Why? Click on “read more” to read my little Christmas Tale …

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Avant première: Blancpain will launch this new corporate film at the end of the year. Why waiting, if you can see it already today?

Avant première: Blancpain will launch this new corporate film at the end of the year. Why waiting, if you can see it already today?

Click on “read more” to see a 6:03 minutes journey into the past and the present, tracing nearly 280 years of history of Blancpain through key dates.

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Merry Christmas! Season´s Greetings! Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! Season´s Greetings! Happy Holidays!

I wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas 2014!  I send you Season´s Greetings!  I wish you Happy Holidays!

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Hublot becomes the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the World Poker Tour

Hublot becomes the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the World Poker Tour

Tonight Hublot presented a Big Bang specially dedicated to poker devotees here in Las Vegas. Click on “read more” to discover the two limited watches …

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