October 2017

Talking to Nicolas Baretzki, the CEO of Montblanc


I recently had the chance to already see all the new Montblanc watches coming in 2018, but unfortunately it is much to early to talk about them and/or to show any pictures.

Meanwhile I can offer you my first interview with Nicolas Baretzki, who took over from Jérôme Lambert, after Jérôme became the new Head of Operations of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA and a member of the Senior Executive Committee earlier this year.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf - play golf and count your strokes


When you read through the information about the new watch Hublot claims to "present the first mechanical golf watch with aperture display". This is not the first mechanical golf stroke counter for the wrist, but the first with an aperture display. Years ago Jaermann & Stübi presented such a watch. It also was a mechanical counter but the scores where displayed through the center hand on the inner and outer bezel.



Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph "Paul Newman" Daytona, Ref. 6239 Sells For $17,752,500

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo has set a new world record for any wristwatch at auction.

Following a 12 minute bidding war, Paul Newman’s Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona sold for to a bidder on the phone. Watch enthusiasts from around the world followed this historic moment online, over the phone, and in a packed saleroom of over 700 people.