Pre-SIHH 2016: IWC PILOT’S WATCHES

Pre-SIHH 2016: IWC PILOT’S WATCHES

Today I can already show you two of the new Pilot´s Watches that will be presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2016 (SIHH), starting Monday, 18th January. Have a look!

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Time is rushing, here in Vienna / Austria we are going to celebrate the New Year in six hours and some minutes from now …

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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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Season´s Greetings! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

Season´s Greetings! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

I wish you happy, peaceful and fantastic holidays! May all your wishes and dreams come true! Cheers from Vienna / Austria, Alexander   Guys, we are an international community. Thousands a day, people from over 200 countries read the blog! So please […]

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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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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst. A stunning beautiful wristwatch, limited to 30 pieces, that pays tribute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who was born 200 years ago in 1815.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst. A stunning beautiful wristwatch, limited to 30 pieces, that pays tribute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who was born 200 years ago in 1815.

This paragon of precision timekeeping is now being presented in a limited “Handwerkskunst” edition featuring extraordinary dial and movement decorations. Discover the watch and see detailed pictures …

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24.12. = Christmas 2015! So 24 is the magic number. A selection of 24 wristwatches you may like.

24.12. = Christmas 2015! So 24 is the magic number. A selection of 24 wristwatches you may like.

That´s a selection of 24 wristwatches I personally like. It´s an out-of-the-box-selection for you, to entertain you today December 6th, on St. Nicolas Day, 18 days before Christmas …  

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A new POLL is open! Check it out and please vote! The “POLL” is located here underneath in the right column …

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Let me be your virtual Christmas watch shopping guide. Just in case you need advice and/or you are not sure what to buy, either for your significant other, your kids or yourself, let me know. Post a request here or send me an email. I will do everything I can to help you in making a clear decision.

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TAG Heuer powered by Jean-Claude Biver! TAG Heuer is on Speed!

TAG Heuer powered by Jean-Claude Biver! TAG Heuer is on Speed!

Jean-Claude Biver is setting the pace! Even as a silent observer it is hard to follow his speed. The charismatic mover and shaker recently launched the TAG Heuer Connected Watch in New York. But meanwhile he accomplished another 4 major tasks …

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Swatch & Christmas 2015 – My choice for small and big kids + the official Swatch Xmas Special 2015 named Lucinfesta + Flik Flak watches for our kids

Swatch & Christmas 2015 – My choice for small and big kids + the official Swatch Xmas Special 2015 named Lucinfesta + Flik Flak watches for our kids

Swatch is fun, Swatch is wearing a high-qialty Swiss made watch for almost no money. I belong to those horological contemporaries who simply love Swatch. Swatch is an attitude towards life you want to share or not. Ready for my Xmas 2015 selections?

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What is a MASTER CHRONOMETER and who is METAS? Omega marks a new standard of quality, going well beyond the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

What is a MASTER CHRONOMETER and who is METAS? Omega marks a new standard of quality, going well beyond the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

The Master Chronometer certification issued by METAS is a kind of Super- or even Hyper-Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC)-certification. I invite you to discover what’s behind …

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Harry Winston: Avenue Dual Time Automatic

Harry Winston: Avenue Dual Time Automatic

With its powerful design, unique indications, and bold sophistication, the new Avenue Dual Time embodies Harry Winston’s unsurpassable approach to watchmaking. This perfectly masculine timepiece, with its geometric lines, sizeable proportions, and wearable quality, does not follow traditional design principles. It features […]

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Laureus Charity Night 2015 in Zürich. Do good an talk about it! Aloe Blacc, American hip hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. Listen to my conversation with him and enjoy his special performance for you. IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern: See him performing “I Need A Dollar” on stage as the drummer together with Aloe Blacc.

Laureus Charity Night 2015 in Zürich. Do good an talk about it! Aloe Blacc, American hip hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. Listen to my conversation with him and enjoy his special performance for you. IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern: See him performing “I Need A Dollar” on stage as the drummer together with Aloe Blacc.

Do good an talk about it! 1.1 Million Swiss francs were collected for the Laureus Foundation. Among many sponsors and donators was IWC Schaffhausen. On stage we saw sport superstars and sport legends, Aloe Blacc and Georges Kern…

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The Worldtimer … A perfect travel companion and a cool watch to surf through the the timezones

The Worldtimer … A perfect travel companion and a cool watch to surf through the the timezones

I invite you to discover my selection of Worldtimers. I am sure you will like them all and the phrase “who has the choice, has the agony” will hit you awfully with those nine watches shown here …

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Five breathtaking, manually wound chronographs …

Five breathtaking, manually wound chronographs …

A. Lange & Söhne, Breguet, Montblanc, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. They rank among the most beautiful chronographs ever built. 

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The Watch Book by Gisbert L. Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli

The Watch Book by Gisbert L. Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli

During the last weekend I had a closer look at “The Watch Book” that was published recently. Gisbert L. Brunner and Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, the two authors, have a natural authority, they can express themselves clearly and provide their knowledge to their readers.   

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Hands on the new TAG Heuer Connected watch … #connectedtoeternity

Hands on the new TAG Heuer Connected watch …  #connectedtoeternity

I got the chance to film some of the functions of the new TAG Heuer Connected watch … These are two videos filmed with my iPhone …

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TAG Heuer Connected watch – talking to Jean-Claude Biver, the mastermind behind the project.

TAG Heuer Connected watch – talking to Jean-Claude Biver, the mastermind behind the project.

Jean-Claude Biver is the CEO of TAG Heuer & President of the LVMH Group’s Watches Division. Roughly two hours before the world-premier of the TAG Heuer Connected watch I talked to him …

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TAG Heuer Connected watch – here is all you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel. #ConnectedToEternity

TAG Heuer Connected watch – here is all you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel. #ConnectedToEternity

Bernard Arnault (LVMH), Jean-Claude Biver (TAG Heuer) accompanied by Brian Krzanich (Intel) and David Singleton (Google) just presented the TAG Heuer Connected Watch.

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TAG Heuer Connected watch. All you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel will go online @ www.watch-insider.com next Monday, November 9th, 2015 @ 17:15 CET / 16:15 GMT / 11:15 EST. Be sure to be online on time! #ConnectedToEternity

TAG Heuer Connected watch. All you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel will go online @ www.watch-insider.com next Monday, November 9th, 2015 @ 17:15 CET / 16:15 GMT / 11:15 EST. Be sure to be online on time!  #ConnectedToEternity
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