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Baselworld 2014: Michele Sofisti juggling with three brands

— Piloting the turnaround of Girard-Perregaux is just one of the many challenges taken on by Michele Sofisti, who also oversees the JeanRichard and Gucci brands in the Kering group’s watchmaking portfolio.
APRIL 23, 2014
 Michele Sofisti © Girard-Perregaux
Philip Klingenberg, CEO de Century


Baselworld 2014: Very "couture" watches

— Blending romanticism, modernity and luxury, Century continues to interpret its famous sapphire in new and different ways. Philip Klingenberg, CEO, comments on the latest models.
APRIL 23, 2014
L.Leroy video


Video. History of the Brand

— This 13-minute film tells the story of L.Leroy, born in France in 1785, whose “Leroy 01” watch was to remain the absolute benchmark in terms of grand complication watchmaking until 1989..
APRIL 21, 2014
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, CEO de Chopard, au Salon de l'Auto de Genève 2014


Video. Porsche Motorsport

— At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Chopard announced it will accompany Porsche Motorsport in their awaited return to the LMP1 Endurance Championship. Interview with Mark Webber, Jacky Ickx and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.
APRIL 21, 2014
La nouvelle collection Allegra © de Grisogono

de Grisogono

Vidéo. Baselworld 2014

— Fawaz Gruosi presents de Grisogono's latest creations at Baselworld.
APRIL 20, 2014
Cocktail à la Boutique Breguet de Zurich


Cocktail and watches in Zurich

— The latest creations of the Manufacture make their third Switzerland stopover in Zurich.
APRIL 20, 2014
Boucheron Reflet WA009417


Video. Reflet

— Discover the story of Boucheron Reflet, a timepiece that has become a true icon of watchmaking and design.
APRIL 18, 2014
La gagnante a offert la montre Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV de Ball Watch à son conjoint

Ball Watch

The winner of the contest

— The lucky winner of the Ball Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon Ceramic XV watch has just received her prize.
APRIL 18, 2014
© Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Baselworld - In the name of the patriarch

— It was an emotionally-charged edition of Baselworld for the family-owned Geneva brand. But the founder Raymond Weil was still present – through a tribute timepiece full of symbolism.
APRIL 17, 2014
Tokyo's Kabukiza Theatre

Backes & Strauss

Tokyo's Kabukiza Theatre

— Backes & Strauss announces its association with the ancient Japanese art form of Kabuki in its new role by supporting Tokyo's recently reconstructed Kabukiza theatre in Ginza.
APRIL 17, 2014
Hamilton aerobatics video


Video. Aerobatics

— Dive into the experience of sitting in the aerobatic cockpit of a Hamilton pilot and discover the mountain region of the Jungfraujoch.
APRIL 16, 2014
Walter von Känel, CEO of Longines


Baselworld 2014: Walter von Känel plays the long game

— Under Walter von Känel’s 25-year leadership, Longines has become one of the top five Swiss watch brands and now produces more than one million watches per year, accounting for well over a billion Swiss francs of the Swatch Group’s revenue.
APRIL 16, 2014
Jean-Frédéric Dufour

From Zenith to Rolex

The giant leap of Jean-Frédéric Dufour

— At 7.58pm on Monday 14 April 2014, Rolex confirmed with a very short press statement the bolt from the blue that had been resounding through the microcosm of the watch industry since lunchtime, which heralded Jean-Frédéric Dufour, the current CEO of Zenith, as the new managing director of Rolex.
APRIL 15, 2014

Lexicon Translator






Definition of the day


A plate of metal or another material which displays different pieces of information such as hours, minutes and seconds in a standard clock or watch. Dials come in a wide variety of shapes, decorations, materials, etc. Indications are given by numerals, graduations or signs (markers) in different shapes and styles. An aperture dial has openings through which the time indications can be read.