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Chronoswiss Interview with Oliver and Eva Ebstein

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— Worldtempus interviewed the husband and wife duo that have brought Chronoswiss to the centre stage of the watch trade in their home town of Lucerne, the world’s third most important city in terms of Replica Watches sales.

WorldTempus: Can you explain the history behind your move into this magnificent new headquarters?

Oliver Ebstein: Chronoswiss was previously spread across four different locations, two in Lucerne, one in Biel and one in Germany. It was very clear that for the size of the company, logistics and quality control was becoming very difficult. So from the very beginning it was our strategy to have everything in the same place. Lucerne is where we live, it has a great history of Rolex Replica watchmaking as well. We have already had three different locations here in Lucerne just in the past two years. Now finally we have arrived here and we can already see that it makes sense.

Eva Ebstein: The company was previously headquartered in Munich but with a name that says Chronoswiss, producing Swiss Made watches with one of the highest percentages of Swiss components it was a no-brainer to return to Switzerland with the brand.
Being in Lucerne is one thing, but having such an impressive location for an entire Best Fake Breitling Watches assembly workshop is something else. How hard was it to secure these premises?

OE: It was pure luck.

EE: We knew we wanted to be in Lucerne but we were also growing and starting to have capacity constraints, so we needed somewhere to have everything under the same roof. Stumbling across this building, we were lucky to find it sooner rather than later.

The House of Chronoswiss, in Lucerne.

This has obviously been a huge investment for both of you both financially and personally. What are your expectations for the brand going forward?

OE: We do plan to increase production but we want to do it in an organic way. We want to keep on the same track and make sure that we don’t lose the thread. Chronoswiss has a clear DNA and that is important. We have always been very well known for making good dials but these will always be small and limited series. On the other hand, it tells people where we come from.

We will focus more on the dials over the next couple years. We will keep our manufacture movements and work with other suppliers. We will also focus on the Timemaster series, which I think has been undervalued over the past few years.

Chronoswiss has always been very famous for the regulator, its skeletonised Breitling Replica watches and the classic styles. We are now looking to bridge the gap that we encountered and aim to be a first-time watch buyer’s watch.
Are you looking to attract a younger customer with your new advertising campaign?

OE: A younger customer yes, but one who is buying his first Swiss AAA+ Breitling Replica Watches UK.

EE: Chronoswiss has always had a big following among watch aficionados because of some of its pioneering achievements, such as the first series-produced regulator. We do not want to lose this customer segment but we do want to broaden our horizons.

Chronoswiss is largely a masculine brand. Do you have any plans to produce a ladies’ collection?

OE: We did produce a ladies’ collection a couple of years ago. We had 150 references when we took over the brand. We now have about 70-80 and we concentrate on two lines – the Sirius and the Timemaster – and we are basically a men’s brand. But we do have a lot of ladies’ models set with diamonds.

EE: I would say around 20 per cent of our references are at least unisex if not completely tailored to ladies in terms of case diameter and diamond embellishment. But it has always been a men’s brand and we will keep this, while still appealing to ladies who prefer larger diameters and mechanical movements.

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Eva and Olivier Ebstein.

There are several very successful brands that are run by husband and wife teams. How do you manage the company between yourselves?

EE: I think about 80 per cent of the time we work in different fields but we overlap in strategy and key decision making.

OE: The joint element is really the decision making. Every decision we take is a joint decision. The company is like a child: we take it home and we talk about it. We don’t just stop work at 5pm.
What are your personal tastes in timepieces. What do you look for in a watch?

OE: I think I speak for both of us when I say that we like timeless pieces. I would like to see more iconic pieces in the collection. I’m wearing the new Timemaster GMT and I think it has a different face than all the other sport Replica Watches For Sale. I’m wearing this one because we have a new bracelet and I need to test it. But I also wear the Regulator quite a lot.

EE: I’m wearing the quarter repeater and I think it also has a beautiful timeless design. Ladies tend to prefer Omega Replica watches from the Sirius collection, which is the more classical collection. We are both very big fans of the guilloche and enamelling, which we have now brought in-house.

Perrelet First Class First Class Lady Open Heart

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— A fresh new expression of simplicity enriching the brand’s hallmark First Replica Watches Sale Class collection.

Perrelet First Class Open Heart

The Open Heart is enhanced by an unmistakably modern touch. Within the First Class Open Heart collection, the heart of the movement reigns supreme. The elegant balance wheel of the P-391 Manufacture movement may be admired through the 6 o’clock dial opening and provides a glimpse of its oscillations.

Classic and elegant, the men’s Replica Perrelet Watches feature a stainless steel 42.5 mm-diameter steel case. The dials are available in three different shades (white, black and anthracite grey) and two versions: the first is adorned with Arabic numerals, while the second opts for the understated refinement of hour-markers. The open heart at 6 o’clock affords an excellent view of the movement, which is slightly offset in order to reflect the natural position of the balance wheel.

The First Class Lady Open Heart collection with its dainty 35 mm case is dedicated to women and comprises timepieces that are innately elegant in terms of both design and dimensions, framing a black and white dial graced with Arabic numerals. The “Lady” version also reveals the heart of its movement through an eye-catching dial opening.Discount Perrelet copy watches

All the models in the First Class and First Class Lady Open Heart collection are fitted with an alligator leather strap secured by a steel folding clasp with lateral pushers.

Contest Win a Baume Mercier watch

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— Take your chance and win a ladies’ Replica Watches For Sale from the new Promesse collection, worth CHF 3’990.-

 

 

To take part, simply answer the three questions of the contest. The winner will be drawn from all participants who have given the correct answers and will be notified by email.

Closing date: 30 September 2014 Baume Mercier Replica Swiss Watches

Promesse, ref. 10184.
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Chronoswiss Thomas Gottschalk’s 20-year love affair with Chronoswiss

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— On the occasion of the grand opening of the House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne on 21 August 2014, Worldtempus had the chance to talk to German TV legend Thomas Gottschalk about his affinity with the brand and his love of fine mechanical timepieces.

WorldTempus: Can you explain how you come to be here at the Grand Opening of the House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne?

Thomas Gottschalk: I was familiar with Gerd-Rüdiger Lang because I remember seeing him at the wheel of his Jaguar XK120 in the Chronoswiss advertisement. I met him because I wanted a Chronoswiss Swiss Replica Watches I had seen in a very special colour, but he said he did not have it any more. But he said he could do one more for me and he made one with my initials on it.

If you collect watches as I do then you often trade them, but if you have one with your initials on it then you will never give it away. So the relationship has lasted ever since. I was in Salzburg earlier this week listening to Il Trovatore and I will be seeing a Puccini opera tomorrow so I am in a classical mood and it’s nice to have a watch day in between.

Does this classical mood reflect your taste in Rolex Replica watches?

I’m a classic myself unfortunately. Nowadays people use their phones to tell the time and twenty years ago quartz Omega Replica watches were fashionable. It’s like me, nobody wants to watch me anymore because I would have Elton John or Tina Turner on my shows and I’m not really into Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber.

It’s a different thing. People like Elton John and Eric Clapton will always be around. You will have your YouTube stars who will last maybe just for a few weeks and that’s fine, I’m not against it. But I think that there is always an alternative and that is what I like and that is what these Best Fake Breitling Watches mean.

You see the watchmakers taking several days to assemble watches here and you can see that they are made here by hand in Switzerland.

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Thoms Gottschalk is best known for hosting the popular television show “Wetten, dass..?” from 1987 to 2011.

Is it important for you as a collector to be able to see first-hand how the Breitling Replica watches are made?

For me definitely and I hope that there are many more people who feel the same way. I worry that if I tell people that they can see how Swiss AAA+ Breitling Replica Watches UK are made that they will just say they will download it and watch it later. And while they do it they will be tweeting at the same time or something else. It’s a different attitude. Sometimes I feel like a lost soldier.

JeanRichard Presentation of the new Terrascope model

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— The brand presents the new model previewed in Bangkok.

JeanRichard will collaborate with the Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber at the end of 2014 in Thailand. The Swiss luxury Replica Watches For Sale manufacturer will present a uniquely created Terrascope watch, limited to 8 pieces world-wide, for this 5th edition of the internationally acclaimed exhibition. The exclusive timepiece will be revealed on 20 November 2014 at the official opening of the Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber (CDC).

Thomas Erber curates since 2010 the most individual and finest pieces from prestigious contributors from around the world in the fields of fashion, design, high jewellery, art, photography and many more.Luxury Replica Watches for Men

The lucky number eight was chosen to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the CDC but also to pay tribute to Asia, the first time host of the event.

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The signature case construction made of more than 70 individual components, allows for a very modular and trendy combination of materials for this special edition Swiss Rolex Replica watches. This cushion-shaped case will be sported by fresh and stylish colours that will be particularly emphasized on its three-dimensional camouflage look dial. The strap of this limited edition piece will surprise with yet another novelty, especially in terms of structure and texture.

The 2014 CDC takes place from 20 November until 21 December 2014 at the Central Embassy Luxury Retail Project & SIWILAI Concept Store in Bangkok, Thailand.

Newsletter Secrets and speculation

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— Tensions mount ahead of the publication of the watches going through to the second round of voting in the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix. Plus interviews, factory visits and how to make a Hermès Replica Watches For Sale strap.

 

After looking at the entrants in the men’s, artistic crafts, ladies’ high-mech and chronograph categories of this year’s Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix over the past week, we complete our analysis this week with the mechanical exception and calendar categories. As part of our extensive coverage of the event, Carlo Lamprecht, President of the Foundation that organises the Grand Prix, and Carine Maillard, its Director, answered our questions about the changes for this year’s event in an exclusive interview with Brice Lechevalier. As of next week, you will be able to see at a glance all the best Rolex Replica watches going through to the next round and competing for the coveted Aiguille d’Or trophy in a new dedicated section on WorldTempus.

We will also bring you reports from some of our recent visits to the leading Hermès Replica Watches for sale brands. News from the grand opening of the House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne and our visits to the compact and highly efficient factories of Romain Gauthier and Armin Strom follow on from last week’s report on the many stages involved in crafting a leather Swiss Fake Watches UK strap at the Hermès workshops in Brügg, near Bienne.

Newsletter Summer interviews

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— Interviews, tests and colour: the week was filled with encounters on www.yjk.co

Entering the inner sanctum of Rolex Replica watches UK brands, listening to the movers and shakers of the watchmaking world, experiencing watches: these are the very reasons why WorldTempus exists, and the topics covered in the past week’s editorial programme.

The first to voice his views was Peter Speake-Marin, the watchmaker-founder of the brand bearing his name. With all of his usual frankness, the Englishman explains how his business is developing and maturing, especially in preparing his first ladies’ watch.

And then it was over to Slyde – whose touch screen watch was subjected to a week-long wearer test. How does the virtual hybridisation between mechanical and digital watchmaking materialise on someone’s wrist? The answers were at the fingertips of our Chief Editor – Paul O’Neil.

On Wednesday, Marie de Pimodan-Bugnon introduced us to a new chapter in our “summer watches” series. This one was devoted to coloured, feminine models, a scintillating theme bursting with freshness and style.

On Thursday, WorldTempus handed the floor to Guido Terreni, Director of Bulgari Watch Division, to speak. He recalled the strength of Bulgari’s watchmaking history and spoke of its current news and products. In this vein, we are proud to announce that this brand has joined the circle of WorldTempus partners. We wish it a warm welcome and will be coming back to this subject very soon.

Friday saw the turn of Ms Viviane De Witt, CEO of the Geneva-based brand, to talk to us about her activity, and in particular to tell us about her clients. If you are wondering what exactly a “holiday customer” might be, she provided an explanation as well as many other details.

Next week, we will be focusing on white in general and on the dial in particular, in addition to the approach to vintage Swiss Replica Watches adopted by Vacheron Constantin Fake watch, as well as after-sales service. But above all, we will begin a lengthy series of presentations of the Best Fake Breitling watches competing in the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.

Geneva Watchmaking Audemars Piguet Grand Prix An interview with Stephen Forsey

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— Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey picked up the Golden Hand at the 2010 edition of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) for their Double Tourbillon 30° model. A limited edition of 11 Rolex Replica watches.

Winning the Golden Hand award is prestigious enough, but you won two other awards for complicated timepieces at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix either side of the Golden Hand in 2010. What impact did all these awards have on Greubel Forsey as a brand?

The Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix is renowned around the world for a being a platform to increase awareness of a brand. Particularly for us as such a young company it has been very positive.

What is your rationale for participating in the Best Audemars Piguet Grand Prix Replica Watches On Sale?

We have a competitive spirit. Robert and myself are Omega Replica watchmakers and it is our passion for watchmaking that drives us and our team. It is also good to see that collectors appreciate our pieces. Geneva has a sound historical anchoring in the Audemars Piguet Swiss Replica watchmaking industry but for us it is more about a desire to share our latest timepiece and because of the travelling exhibition it gives people who may never get to see a Greubel Forsey piece chance to actually see one.

How does the Grand Prix rank for you in terms of value and impact compared with, say, the International Chronometry Competition, which you also won in 2011?

The Grand Prix has a stronger accent on the creative side, although there is a jury that is very technically knowledgeable. But it’s quite a different competition from the International Chronometry Competition. Because there is a jury there is a certain subjectivity in terms of assessing the appreciation of aesthetics and all the other aspects, whereas in the International Chronometry Competition you submit your piece and then it is a question of objective testing of performance and reliability. The two are therefore very complementary.

The last few winners at the Grand Prix have had some form of new technology that has been recognised. Do you think that the Golden Hand validates technological progress to a certain extent?

Because we won the Golden Hand, Robert and myself were both invited to sit on the jury representing Greubel Forsey and having participated in the process I can see the importance of technology because you have people with a technical background who will be looking at the specifications of the pieces. But in terms of the Grand Prix, because of the composition of the jury from around the world and the very complete knowledge of the experts, this gives a good cross-section of what collectors are going to see and are going to be excited by.

On the subject of collectors, the timepieces you make are in a different league to most of your competitors in the Grand Prix. Since you are thus addressing a different kind of customer, do they have a greater appreciation of the value of the award?

Yes, the high-end collector is very sensitive to this. They will be looking for the latest news about the Grand Prix. There have often been collectors on the jury itself so I think that shows the level of interest. But also as we saw with some of last year’s winners there is a wide interest across the board and it’s nice to see that AP Grand Prix Swiss Replica watchmaking is not just focused on a small number of high-end, hand-made, hand-finished pieces but also on a wider and more accessible area in terms of pieces made in larger volumes.

Aside from the Grand Prix, do you have plans to celebrate your tenth anniversary this year?

It is indeed ten years since we launched at Baselworld and delivered our first pieces. But for us it is more a moment to have a retrospective of the creations of these first ten years. We reunited seventeen calibres that we have developed over this period for a photo. That for us is a way of revisiting those creations and looking over the ten years. But it’s not really in our spirit to capitalise on the ten years to make an anniversary piece. We already have a lot of creations we are working on, which we anticipate that collectors will be pleased about.

What you might have missed…

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— We look back at the diverse activities by Rolex Replica watches Sale brands over the past month.

Harry Winston Longines Cronoswiss Jaquet Droz Zenith Perrelet Seiko Chopard Richard Mille IWC Baume & Mercier Dior

Chronoswiss made its debut as a partner brand of Worldtempus last month. The brand has major plans, which will become more concrete in August with the official opening of the its new “House of Chronoswiss” in Lucerne in August. The brand has a cult following thanks to classic timepieces such as the Sirius Retrograde Day.

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Sirius Retrograde Day.
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France was the focus for new store openings, with Christophe Claret opening its first store in France in the nation’s capital and Harry Winston looking to capture a share of the seasonal custom on the French Riviera with a new store in Cannes.

Baume et Mercier and Longines replica watch both put ladies first, the former with the launch of its new Promesse ladies’ collection in France  and the latter with its Ladies Awards dedicated to women who are active in the equestrian world. As a presenting partner of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Jaquet Droz helped to treat Parisians to a rare show by the company last month before it headed off to Mexico.

In the more masculine world of motorsport, Zenith’s intrepid ambassador Felix Baumgartner enjoyed his first taste of endurance racing in the Nürburgring 24 hours, where he battled against another Breitling Replica watches brand ambassador, IWC’s Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal.

Zenith Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner
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