Nico Bandl

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Audemars Piguet Opens AP House in Hamburg

Following the AP House in Munich and the AP Boutique in Frankfurt, the new AP House in Hamburg is now open to customers just in time for the festive season. The Swiss haute horlogerie manufacture now operates 18 AP Houses…

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Ahead of its Time: The Tale of Timekeeping at Löbner

Löbner. Never heard of it? Neither had we. Yet this new German luxury watch brand has the potential to shake up the field of coveted steel sports chronographs – thanks, in part, to its unique history. When the news reached…

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Orbituary: Entrepreneur Jörg G. Bucherer

Jörg G. Bucherer, Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors of Bucherer Holding AG, passed away on 6 November. The long-time Bucherer patron was 87 years old and leaves no children to carry on the business. In order to…

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Patek Philippe Boutique Hamburg

Swisswatches is delighted to present the watch community with the industry’s very first ‘Boutique Travel Guide’. In this new segment, we will share not only the very best watch boutiques in town, but also the other most exciting things available…

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King of Elegance – 24 Hours in Milan with Cartier

On a balmy summer evening at the end of September, the first guests are arriving at Milan’s Cartier boutique on Via Monte Napoleone in the city’s luxury district. We take the glass elevator with its own doorman to the fourth…

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Lunch With: Longines CEO Matthias Breschan

Matthias Breschan, the CEO of Longines – one of the most successful watch brands in the Swatch Group – travelled from Zurich to Sylt, Germany’s northernmost island, especially for this day. The occasion was the brand’s new pop-up installation, taking…

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Audemars Piguet And 1017 ALYX 9SM Designer Matthew M. Williams Joined Forces to Launch Royal Oak Capsule Collection

In retrospect, those responsible at the New York Parson School of Design are likely now less than pleased that they turned down an application from a certain Matthew M. Williams in 2004. Had the renowned design school accepted him, they…

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Breitling Embraces Blue: Chronomat GMT 40 Sylt Edition

For the third year in a row, Breitling is launching a Sylt Edition. The Chronomat GMT 40 Sylt Edition is limited to 288 pieces and is available exclusively in Germany. In addition, Breitling and the jeweller Spliedt in Kampen, a…

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Hublot x Bucherer Big Bang Unico Limited Editions

This is the third time that Swiss watchmaker Hublot and luxury retailer Bucherer have teamed up. Already in 2019 and 2021, the Hublot Classic Fusion Bronze Bucherer Blue and Big Bang Unico Bucherer Blue are two models that experiment with…

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Lunch With: Norqain CEO Ben Küffer

Ben Küffer, CEO and co-founder of the Norqain brand, is the wunderkind of Swiss watch start-ups. No other young watch brand has been able to establish itself so successfully so quickly. Only founded in 2018, Küffer was already able to…

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Interview With Tim Malachard – CMO Richard Mille

At the beginning of April, we made our way to the French luxury ski resort of Courchevel, where Richard Mille gathered brand ambassadors such as professional skier Alexis Pinturault, biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø and snowboarder Ester Ledecká as part of…

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75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars: Porsche Design Presents the Limited Anniversary Edition Chronograph 1 – 75 Years Porsche Edition

Exactly 75 years ago, the first Porsche sports car was registered in 1948. Ferry Porsche wanted a light, efficient sports car. Since one of that kind did not exist according to his ideas, he simply built one himself. Thus, the…