Posts tagged with : "Rolex"

 

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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Which of these chronographs with an in-house caliber is THE chronograph?

Which of these chronographs with an in-house caliber is THE chronograph?

I just closed the poll, let me know present you and analyze the results … 

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The Tissot Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is ushering in a new era of ultra-precise low-cost mechanical movements

The Tissot Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is ushering in a new era of ultra-precise low-cost mechanical movements

At a first glance it´s just another ETA caliber. Way off the mark! In analogy to the Sistem 51 caliber from Swatch the Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is another silent watchmaking revolution.

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First exclusive interview with Daniel Riedo, the new CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

First exclusive interview with Daniel Riedo, the new CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

On the occasion of Jaeger-LeCoultre participating in the 70th Mostra Film Festival in Venice in Italy I had the chance to talk to Daniel Riedo.

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Cool or not cool? Bamford Watch Department and Blaken changing the look of iconic models. How far should individualization go?

Cool or not cool? Bamford Watch Department and Blaken changing the look of iconic models. How far should individualization go?

I see more and more individual designed Rolex. To black existing watch models out and to individualize them seems to be a growing business. Do the manufacturers miss a lucrative business? What do you think?  

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Facts, figures and insights about the Hamburg based Wempe KG

Facts, figures and insights about the Hamburg based Wempe KG

I am not sure if all of you know who Wempe is and how the German jeweler is performing worldwide. I promise you, when you read this you will be amazed…

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How many Swiss movements did COSC test last year? Who are the top ten COSC-players?

How many Swiss movements did COSC test last year? Who are the top ten COSC-players?

1.732.526 movements were sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) to be tested in 2012. My top ten ranking unveils some real surprises…

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The old poll is closed. Omega is your favorite brand! A new poll is open!

The old poll is closed. Omega is your favorite brand! A new poll is open!

I counted 3623 votes and the result couldn´t be clearer. With 925 of all votes or 26 % Omega is your favorite brand. Click here and discover all the other results…

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Tudor, Rolex´s little sister, is making efforts to get more and more attractive. The plans of the brand are ambitious.

Tudor, Rolex´s little sister, is making efforts to get more and more attractive. The plans of the brand are ambitious.

Please let me know your opinion and tell me if you see it the same way as I do. You have for sure already seen the new watches; they are part of Tudor´s new effort to gain market shares.

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How Omega Defeats the Mechanical Watch’s Enemy No. 1

How Omega Defeats the Mechanical Watch’s Enemy No. 1

This is a watchmaking revolution! While Omega is already gearing up for industrial-scale production of this technology, most of its competitors are still half asleep.

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