The way Thierry Stern is guiding Patek Philippe does not always please the old and conservative collectors of the brand. I personally very much like what Thierry is doing! He breathes fresh air into the Patek Philippe ivory tower.
This interview with Nicolas Beau should have gone online much earlier, since it was the first one I taped. But I had an issue with the Micro-SD card of my Tascam Digital Recorder I could not solve in Basel. Now home again I was able to get the data back from the SD-card and here it is ...
Good evening from Vienna! I returned from BASELWORLD 2017 today. After 10 days in Basel I am happy to be back home. My extensive BASELWORLD reporting will continue tomorrow.
This year, among other novelties, the above mentioned effort has resulted in the creation of two singular dials for the Premier Collection. An inimitable luxury product made from embossed raw silk, the Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm models mark, for the first time, the artistic marriage of silk and the art of embossing.
Rolf Studer is the Co-CEO of Oris, he runs the company together with Ulli Herzog´s daughter Claudine Gertiser-Herzog. Rolf is a mover and shaker, he has a clear vision for Oris and sees an even more bright future for Oris coming. Of course, since the brand always built and sold "real watches for real people". The latter is something many companies nowadays rediscover.
The new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic now is the slimmest ultra-thin self-winding watch on the market. BRAVO Bulgari!
Rado was and is still known for its particular design. In the last few years Rado developed more and more "normal" watches that had and have a broad-scale effect. The brand therefore is no longer only seen as a manufacturer of design watches. Now vintage watches make its way into the collection and watches in a variety of colours.
In 2016 Chopard celebrated the 20th birthday of its L.U.C collection. "Now the child has become an adult", Karl-Friedrich Scheufele told me and shared some insights what he plans to do next with his "baby".
Breguet has revised its Marine collection. The first new ticking marine in the collection is the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante.
Glashütte Original expanded its "Senator Excellence" collection with a perpetual calendar and presented a very nice new "Senator Chronograph" with blue SuperLuminova on the dial. The brands CEO Thomas Meier talked with me about his novelties and some colourful highlights that are still in the pipeline.
Guillaume de Seynes is a member of the Hermès families owning the french luxury label. Guillaume is taking care of the watchmaking activities as the CEO of La monte Hermès. I talked with him about the newest creations and the way Hermès is interpreting time ...
Jaquet Droz is the specialist for automatons. Animations on a dial are the art of astonishment. Christan Lattmann about the ongoing effort of Jaquet Droz to create such mechanical miracles. Do also watch the videos I posted with the interview of the new "Loving Butterfly Automaton" from Jaquet Droz ... Some watches tell the time ... Some tell a story ...