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A must-see: Jean-Claude Biver’s private watch collection presented by Phillips

A must-see: Jean-Claude Biver’s private watch collection presented by Phillips

This is NOT a video we taped and produced, this is a video done by the auction house Phillips founded in London in 1796. I am extremely proud to be able to share this VERY, VERY emotional video with you here on our YouTube channel. Thank you Phillips! Thank you Arthur! Thank you Aurel! Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is honored and delighted to present Jean-Claude Biver: A Retrospective. Share, Respect, Forgive, a traveling exhibition of the industry titan’s private collection.

Jean-Claude Biver & Alexander Linz. This is a selfie I took when we met in March this year

Jean-Claude Biver is no longer the CEO of the LVMH Watchmaking Division

Last week Jean-Claude Biver celebrated his 69th birthday and already days before I knew that he would announce something not really unexpected for me. Jean-Claude has a health issue and needs to take care of himself now. That’s more important than to serve LVMH. He needs time for himself and this is not possible when you are the CEO of the LVMH Watchmaking Division, the CEO of TAG Heuer and if you steer Zenith. 

First I invite you to read the official LVMH announcement and then to listen to my taped 7:49 minutes comment.

Please let me know what you think and how you see the situation by posting your comment here underneath …

Hublot Big Bang Unico Bavaria

Hublot Big Bang Unico Bavaria – there is nothing you can think of, that does not exist

I rubbed my eyes in disbelief when I saw the Hublot Big Bang Bavaria.

But considering the fact that in Munich the famous Oktoberfest just opened its doors and that the watch was presented at the Munich Hublot boutique let me state: there is nothing you can think of, that does not exist.

What is the MĂŒnchener Oktoberfest famous for? Yes, the Bavarian lederhosen and the Bavarian beer!

So why not dress a Hublot Big Bang chronograph with a Bavarian Lederhosen?

And since bronze perfectly matches the color of a lederhosen made out of deer leather why not manufacture the case of this Big Bag in bronze?

Discover a watch none of us would have ever imagined…

The making of Aeronith, the world’s lightest aluminium composite material.

Zenith Defy Lab – learn all you need to know about the palace revolution

What you will discover here is tantamount to a palace revolution! 

With its “Defy Lab” Zenith is the brand to present the new revolutionary oscillator – a monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon – of the LVMH Watch Division Research & Development Department.

It is made out of monocrystalline silicon, including details finer than a human hair and it replaces the sprung balance.

The 31 components of a standard Swiss lever escapement, measuring usually 5 mm or more, which require assembly, adjustment, timing, testing and lubrication, are completely replaced by a single element measuring just 0.5 mm thick.

I invite you to learn all you need to know with plenty of EXCLUSIVE pictures and videos and of course with my interviews.

I talked to Guy Sémon the brain and driving force behind the development of the new monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon and I talked to Thomas Mercier, who is a member of GuyŽs Research & Development team in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

It is only today the world premiere of the new oscillator. But everything you will discover here I was already able to discover last week. So I was able to put this comprehensive article together for you. Enjoy!

Heuer advert from 1936

Presenting the Heuer Globetrotter exhibition

In two weeks from now, on September 15th, TAG Heuer will launch the Heuer Globetrotter Exhibition at the TAG Heuer Boutique in Geneva together with Jack W. Heuer and Jean-Claude Biver at 17:30 CEST.

Thereafter the Heuer Globetrotter exhibition will tour around the world for two weeks.

Ten TAG Heuer boutiques across the world will each exhibit a themed collection featuring vintage Heuer models from the brands museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, as well as pieces loaned by local watch-collectors.