Posts tagged with : "Rolex"

 

Rolex history for you to discover: 100 years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time.

Rolex history for you to discover: 100 years ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time.

The achievement by a tiny Rolex watch marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch. Get the full story and see the brands major “Oyster” developments from 1926 – 2014 by clicking on “READ MORE”…

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

This one for those who love numbers and figures! I have put together for you the figures of Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute of the last twenty years. The numbers shown here are movements sent to COSC by brand.

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My very special look back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans / 24 Heures du Mans 2014

My very special look back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans / 24 Heures du Mans 2014

I was following the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014 a little. Audi took the first and second place. In a small collage I want to show you some of the watch brands participating in the race.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing.

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The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like? A new proposal from Niklas.

The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like? A new proposal from Niklas.

Some minutes ago Niklas from Sweden wrote me an email proposing me his design for a new Rolex Daytona. Very cool indeed! Have a look and let me know what you think…

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The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like?

The next generation of the Rolex Daytona what should it look like?

George, a watch freak and a graphic designer, sent me an email with his proposal. I like his Photoshop-creation. Please have a look and if you want and can do also send me your proposals by email.

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Let me ask you: Is the actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona still a real men´s watch?

Let me ask you: Is the actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona still a real men´s watch?

I see the high-class cult-chronograph Daytona more and more on women´s wrists and no longer on men´s. Is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona outdated? Let me know what you think…      

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Ulysse Nardin again conducts pioneering work

Ulysse Nardin again conducts pioneering work

With the Ulysse Anchor Escapement the still privately owned manufacturer Ulysse Nardin based in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Swiss Jura again proves that there is room for improvement.

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Which one is sexier? The new Omega De Ville Trésor or the new Rolex Cellini (Updated with the prices)

Which one is sexier? The new Omega De Ville Trésor or the new Rolex Cellini (Updated with the prices)

Let me first present you both elegant watches on seven pages and show you a variety of stunning pictures. But then I want your opinion… Please let me know which one you prefer.

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Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

While probably yesterday everyone has been congratulating Jean-Fred Dufour I was chatting with Jean-Claude Biver about one of his protégées. Today I had the time to tape this short stirring conversation I now invite you to listen too.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing. 

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Rolex now officially confirms that Jean-Frédéric Dufour is the new CEO

Rolex now officially confirms that Jean-Frédéric Dufour is the new CEO

“Rolex confirms the arrival of Jean-Frédéric Dufour” … Whilst this afternoon I did not get an official confirmation from Rolex, now it has just arrived by email sent by the Press Attaché…  

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Jean-Frédéric Dufour, former CEO of Zenith, is being appointed the new CEO of Rolex (16:37 Updated with another confirmation)

Jean-Frédéric Dufour, former CEO of Zenith, is being appointed the new CEO of Rolex (16:37 Updated with another confirmation)

According to insider information I just got confirmed from my dear friend and colleague Gisbert Brunner, Jean-Frédéric Dufour is being appointed the new CEO of Rolex.

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Baselworld 2014: The new Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring

Baselworld 2014: The new Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring

In my reports coming from Baselworld I mentioned that Rolex had introduced its proper silicon hairspring called Syloxi in a ladies model. Rolex did this very quietly with no additional information available at that time. Today I can offer you the first official information.

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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: Three videos and more pictures showing the Rolex novelties

Baselworld 2014: Three videos and more pictures showing the Rolex novelties

Before going to bed I want to present you three short videos and some more pictures showing the novelties of Rolex. I hope you like my selection!

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Baselworld 2014: Photos taken from the Rolex novelties

Baselworld 2014: Photos taken from the Rolex novelties

Now I have the first live taken pictures of the Rolex novelties 2014 and some additional information for you. Enjoy!

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Baselworld 2014: The Rolex novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Rolex novelties

There is not much to write and show, I can present you three new sport-watches. One new slimmer Sea-Dweller, a Milgauss with a blue dial and a GMT-Master II in white gold. These are first pictures, I will have more later…

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Baselworld 2014: First impressions from the show and the all new Patek Philippe booth

Baselworld 2014: First impressions from the show and the all new Patek Philippe booth

Baselworld 2014 is still closed for the public and will only open its doors tomorrow. But I can offer you already first pictures just taken from the Patek Philippe booth and some first impressions also from Rolex…

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures 2012/2013, plus January 2014 and some principal information and thoughts about COSC.

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures 2012/2013, plus January 2014 and some principal information and thoughts about COSC.

These statistics show you the numbers of movements per company sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. Have a look and please read why I believe only an Officially Certified Super-Chronometer could save the COSC.

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