Posts tagged with : "Swatch Group"

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

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Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

Discover the Omega Rio 2016 Collection. Six limited watches being worth collecting …

For the 27th time Omega will be the official timekeeper at Olympic Games. The Rio 2016 Games will start the 5th of August and last until the 21st. The six Omega watches are already available today…

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Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Since Swatch Group took over changes are taking place at Harry Winston. Listen to my interview, see dozens of pictures and three videos of some of the new timepieces of the brand.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

Baselworld 2016: Interview with François Thiébaud, President of Tissot

With a turnover of estimated 1,5 billion CHF Tissot ranks among the big five in Switzerland. In 2016 François Thiébaud introduces a silicon balance-spiral and Tissot´s first connected watch.

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Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Marc Hayek, responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group

Blancpain, Breguet, Harry Winston and Jaquet Droz… The top luxury brands of Swatch Group will continue to grow also in 2016.

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A new sales promotion concept? Swatch Group and Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne to collaborate.

A new sales promotion concept? Swatch Group and Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne to collaborate.

The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne ranks among the most beautiful places to be in Switzerland. Prominent guests from business, politics and show business go to the Bürgenberg to relax.

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Swatch Group results 2015 and outlook for 2016

Swatch Group results 2015 and outlook for 2016

2015 was a difficult year and 2016 will be a very challenging one. These are the Swatch Group key figures 2015 I received this morning and an outlook for 2016 given by the group´s management …

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Longines: Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines

Longines: Interview with Walter von Känel, President of Longines

Walter von Känel joined Longines in 1969, since 1988 he is the President of the brand belonging to Swatch Group. He is one of the most respected and charismatic leaders of the industry. It simply is a pleasure to talk to him […]

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Talking about the new Harry Winston Opus 14 with Nayla Hayek and Marc Hayek + first live taken pictures / videos of the watch

Talking about the new Harry Winston Opus 14 with Nayla Hayek and Marc Hayek + first live taken pictures / videos of the watch

Nayla Hayek, Chair of the Board of Directors, CEO Harry Winston and Marc Hayek, member of the Executive Group Management Board of Swatch Group are presenting you the new Opus 14 …

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Five new dials for the Glashütte Original Sixties wristwatch

Five new dials for the Glashütte Original Sixties wristwatch

The new collection is called “Sixties Iconic Collection”. Nomen est omen! These watches are definitely iconic and absolutely good looking. Click on “read more” to discover them …

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Interview with Francois Thiebaud, President of Tissot @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Francois Thiebaud, President of Tissot @ Baselworld 2015

I met Francois Thiebaud this afternoon, we talked about how you successfully manufacture millions of good quality and affordable watches a year. Really interesting!

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Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original @ Baselworld 2015

Interview with Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original @ Baselworld 2015

The manufacturer Glashütte Original is still being underestimated. This is absolutely unjustified! Yann Gamard will present you the Senator Cosmopolite another horological masterpiece manufactured in Glashütte…

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Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Today Swiss Timing, the Swatch Group‘s expert in timekeeping, hosted the Annual Results Press Conference. This is a summary highlighting some of the explanations given by the CEO.

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Swatch Touch Zero One – Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, just sent me this brand new video. Have a look…

Swatch Touch Zero One – Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, just sent me this brand new video. Have a look…

The new Swatch Touch Zero One is the first step of Swatch Group to capture the Fitness and Smart Watch market. As the product itself is very emotional I just got this video that will be released later today.  

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Swatch Touch Zero One – Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek sets the first step to capture the Fitness and Smart Watch market.  

Swatch Touch Zero One – Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek sets the first step to capture the Fitness and Smart Watch market.  

In honor of the new Beach Volleyball collaboration, Swatch has created the Touch Zero One. Guys, the cards are being reshuffled. Touch Zero One is only the first step …

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Good news from the Swatch Group: These are the Swatch Group Key Figures 2014

Good news from the Swatch Group: These are the Swatch Group Key Figures 2014

Some financial analysts already started to mope and to predict only a mediocre year 2015. I have different information to offer you: On the one hand side – as always my insider information – and today the official Swatch Group Key Figures 2014 …

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The master of Swiss timekeeping technology. Interview with timekeeping legend Peter Hürzeler. Timekeeping at the 75th Hahnenkamm Races.

The master of Swiss timekeeping technology. Interview with timekeeping legend Peter Hürzeler. Timekeeping at the 75th Hahnenkamm Races.

I spent the weekend with Longines in Kitzbühel to attend the 75th Hahnenkamm Races. Longines is the official timekeeper of the FIS (the International Ski Federation). Discover what it needs to do the timekeeping of a ski race by clicking on “read more”…

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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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This is the new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition

This is the new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition

The new Mido Multifort 80th Anniversary GMT Edition features a second zone-time mechanism. A moving, compartmentalized flange displays the names of cities representing the world’s 24 time zones.

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Talking to Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, about the new METAS certification for Omega

Talking to Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, about the new METAS certification for Omega

Right after the press conference I talked to Stephen Urquhart about the importance of the today´s step. I invite you to listen to our conversation…

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The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai has developed to become a cultural institution. The flagship project is a one of a kind worldwide…

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai has developed to become a cultural institution. The flagship project is a one of a kind worldwide…

After Swatch Group bought the building it was transformed into a luxury boutique hotel and into a place where artists are invited to stay and live to be creative. Click on “read more” and get my inside story…

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Apple Watch. So guys did you like it? Let me know what you think!

Apple Watch. So guys did you like it? Let me know what you think!

Not bad alt all I would say! But this is not a watch, this is the reincarnation of the iPod Nano, now designed with round edges to be worn on the wrist. A kind of Bonsai-iPhone…

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The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

This is another affordable wristwatch that reflects Longines’ vast know-how and tradition. Click on “read more” to discover the chronograph…

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Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014

Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014

Coming from Biel / Bienne in Switzerland  I today received the Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014. What we see is continued growth despite significant negative currency impact. All I can state here is: Chapeau!

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Aldo Magada: New President & CEO of Zenith

Aldo Magada: New President & CEO of Zenith

There he is the new CEO of Zenith after Jean-Frederic Dufour now left the company to become the new Rolex-CEO…

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Baselworld 2014: The Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer

Baselworld 2014: The Rado HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer

This Rado has no crown, you activate and you set the time by touch only. In my opinion it looks good, it feels good and it is the perfect travel companion! 

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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: The Mido novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Mido novelties

I estimate that the Swatch Group-brand Mido sells around 140.000 watches a year, including more then 60.000 official certified chronometers by COSC; so Mido ranks among the biggest five chronometer makers in Switzerland.

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Baselworld 2014: The new Certina sports chronographs

Baselworld 2014: The new Certina sports chronographs

Selling its watches in the price range from 300 to 1500 Euro Certina offers an impeccable quality and an attractive design. Please discover some of the 2014 novelties

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nick Hayek, President of the Executive Group Management Board and member of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group.

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Nick Hayek, President of the Executive Group Management Board and member of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group.

Not only here at Baselworld Nick Hayek is the most wanted and best interlocutor you can get. Today I can offer you a 53 minutes comprehensive and interesting interview. 

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