Posts tagged with : "Swatch Group"

 

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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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Walter von Känel, CEO Longines

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Walter von Känel, CEO Longines

Today Longines ranks among the very big players of the industry. Only a few surpassed the magic boundary of one billion CHF turn-over. Already years ago Walter von Känel started literally to conquer the segment he today is so successful in.

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Baselworld 2014: The Tissot novelties

Baselworld 2014: The Tissot novelties

The Swatch Group brand once again surprised me with its new timepieces. What I have seen is a perfect mix in-between design, quality and price… 

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Baselworld 2014: Interview with Marc Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet

Baselworld 2014: Interview with Marc Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet

Marc Hayek is busy these days since he is responsible for the top luxury brands of the Swatch Group. He is now also involved at Harry Winston, so it is worth listening to this interview to get the latest update…

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Baselworld 2014: The new Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Baselworld 2014: The new Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Panorama Date and Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

Glashütte Original reveals the art of fine mechanical watchmaking with a new chronograph movement designed and handcrafted entirely in its own workshops in Glashütte.

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To celebrate its 110th anniversary Oris will present the in-house developed and manufactured Calibre 110 during Baselworld 2014.

To celebrate its 110th anniversary Oris will present the in-house developed and manufactured Calibre 110 during Baselworld 2014.

Today, eleven days before the official opening of Baselworld, I can already present you the new Oris Calibre 110 and the new Oris 110 Years Limited Edition timepiece.

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Easter is around the corner… Let me present you six new Flik Flak watches that woo for the valuable space on your kids wrists.

Easter is around the corner… Let me present you six new Flik Flak watches that woo for the valuable space on your kids wrists.

Flik Flak, the Swiss made kids watch, to put it simply, is the matter of personal importance to your blogger. Why? Click on “read more” to get the answer…

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“Apple flirts with the Swiss Watch Industry”, writes the renowned Swiss newspaper HANDELSZEITUNG.

“Apple flirts with the Swiss Watch Industry”, writes the renowned Swiss newspaper HANDELSZEITUNG.

Yesterday one could read in the Swiss newspaper that Apple tries to poach employees from Swiss watch manufacturers and that Apple wants the quality seal Swiss Made for its iWatch.

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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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Some facts about the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Some facts about the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Tomorrow the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will open its doors for the 24th time. In brief this is what you should know about the SIHH…

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Swatch Group sales grow 8.3% to a new record of CHF 8 817 million.

Swatch Group sales grow 8.3% to a new record of CHF 8 817 million.

Gross sales for the Group increase to CHF 8 817 million, a plus of 8.3% over the previous year, despite negative exchange rates.

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