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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
Walter von Känel, CEO of Longines
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
Bell & Ross Baselworld 2014 video

Bell & Ross

Video. Baselworld 2014

— For those who could not visit Baselworld, watch the video, explore the Bell & Ross booth and discover the main 2014 novelties.
APRIL 15, 2014
Corum: Maxim Matveev & Antonio Calce


Partnership with Russian actor Maxim Matveev

— Corum opened Baselworld 2014 in the presence of cinema star Maxim Matveev – announcing the new partnership sealed between the famous Russian actor and the brand.
APRIL 15, 2014
Dani Pedrosa, Grand Prix des Amériques


Dani Pedrosa on the podium

— The Spanish rider, Cvstos' ambassador, took the second place at the Grand Prix of the Americas.
APRIL 15, 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
Glashütte Original booth at Baselworld 2014

Glashütte Original

Baselworld 2014

— Baselworld 2014 - visited by approximately 150,000 people - was a very successful event for Glashütte Original, as the firm’s new products and its current collection attracted a great deal of interest.
APRIL 13, 2014

Vacheron Constantin

Video. The Transmission of Traditional Knowledge

— Through the sponsorship of the photographic exhibition in Milan of Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone, Vacheron Constantin reafirms its link to transmission of knowledge.
APRIL 12, 2014
Montblanc SIHH 2014 Meisterstuck Heritage Collection


Video. The Meisterstück Heritage Collection

— Discover this new collection presented last January in Geneva.
APRIL 11, 2014
 Elie Bernheim, CEO de Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Elie Bernheim takes over as head of the company

— He succeeds his father Olivier Bernheim, who remains President of the Board of Directors.
APRIL 11, 2014
Rendez-Vous Double Tourbillon © Cecil Purnell

Cecil Purnell

Baselworld 2014: Doubly tourbillon

— In the workshop that it labels ‘micro-Manufacture’, the Cecil Purnell brand develops tourbillon movements designed for purists. The fifth in this line – the V15 – has double vision.
APRIL 10, 2014
IWC Perpetual Calendar


Video. The Perpetual Calendar

— IWC presents the sixth episode of its video series "The Man's Guide to Haute Horlogerie", dedicated today to the Perpetual calendar.
APRIL 09, 2014
The Jaquet Droz signing machine is produced individually to replicate its owner’s signature © Jaquet Droz


Baselworld 2014: Marc A. Hayek - Success in triplicate

— Marc A. Hayek looks back on a successful year for the three Swatch Group brands in his charge – Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz – and talks to us about their latest products and his outlook for the year.
APRIL 09, 2014

Lexicon Translator






Definition of the day


A mechanically, electrically or electronically-controlled indicator device. An alphanumerical display uses letters and numerals to show the time. An analogue display gives the time by means of a moving indicator and a scale (generally a hand and dial).