Philipp Riehr

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To a Millionth of a Second: How Omega’s Timekeeping Lab Revolutionised Olympic Timing

When Omega was first appointed as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee in 1932, a lone watchmaker travelled from Biel to Los Angeles with 30 split-second chronographs to measure the times of the 1,334…

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The Stowa Pilot’s Watch: Modern History on the Wrist

The German watch brand Stowa has undergone an impressive range of developments over the course of its history. Around 1937, ten years after its foundation, Stowa began manufacturing watches in the Bauhaus style – a rarely implemented design at the…

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TAG Heuer Boutique Munich

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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Audemars Piguet Novelties: Royal Oak DBW Openworked 37 and Frosted Gold Selfwinding 34

The Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacture Audemars Piguet is introducing two new versions of the Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked and two new models of the Royal Oak Frosted Gold Automatic in 18-carat white or yellow gold. The new models…

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A Visit to the Richard Mille Manufacture: Where Innovation Meets Exclusivity

Richard Mille’s company history is marked by an unprecedented rise. In 2001, the first Richard Mille watch, the RM 001, made an immediate impact with its tourbillon regulator and a six-figure price tag, causing the brand to stand out from…

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How Good is the Bucherer Watch Wallet App?

With the Bucherer Watch Wallet, Bucherer presents a new app with which you can not only manage your watch collection including all documents, but also track the value of your watches on a daily basis and combine the sale and…

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LVMH Watch Week: Talking Strategy With The CEOs

The fifth LVMH Watch Week, which took place in Miami from January 28 to February 1, was proof of LVMH’s ambition to become ever more influential in the watch sector, in which it is now the fourth largest power after…

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Louis Vuitton Watch Prize: Raúl Pagès Emerges Victorious

The Louis Vuitton Watch Prize for Independent Creatives announced its first winner yesterday, on February 6, 2024, with Raúl Pagès and his RP1 – Régulateur à détente winning the inaugural holding of the competition. Raúl Pagès received a silver spiral…

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The Wempe Iron Walker Bicolor Proves How Stylish Two-tone Can Be

With 35 international branches and around 800 employees, luxury watch and jewellery retailer Wempe is one of the largest of its kind. Given its size, it’s no surprise that the retailer also sells its own creations in order to save…

Swisswatches 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2023

It’s been another extraordinary year for us all, and the watch world is no exception. That is why the Swisswatches team sat down once more to comprise a list of our top watches of 2023. From anniversary models to world…

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50 Years Wempe Weinstrasse: A Conversation With Its Managing Director, Marc Autmaring

The Wempe branch on Munich’s Weinstrasse has been an integral part of the city for half a century, and has been managed by Marc Autmaring since 2009. Over the past 14 years, the engaging and determined manager has succeeded in…

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Audemars Piguet X Travis Scott: The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack”

McDonalds, Connected Cannabis, Dior, and now… Audemars Piguet? At first glance, this string of companies seemingly has very little to do with one another. Yet they all have one thing in common: they have all collaborated with Travis Scott’s Cactus…