Joern Frederic Kengelbach

Head of Business Development

18 Articles Published
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar in Platinum

At this year’s automotive Concours d’Elegance held at Hampton Court, A. Lange & Söhne’s automatic Odysseus chronograph, first presented at Watches and Wonders in Geneva in the spring, was initially the number one topic of conversation. It was everywhere: while…

(Another) Lunch With:
A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid

A couple of shots as a car backfires abruptly break up our interview. With a smile, Wilhelm Schmid apologises: “James Bond sends his regards.” Next door, collector Fritz Burkhardt is showing off one of the most famous Aston Martin Coupés…

Omega’s Man of the Ocean: Victor Lance Vescovo

Victor Lance Vescovo is a special person in many ways. While visiting the Greek island of Mykonos for the 75th anniversary of the Omega Seamaster, Swisswatches met this titan of a man; slender as a whip, with a white beard…

Omega Seamaster Summer Blue: Celebrating 75 Years of the Seamaster

The Swiss watch manufacture celebrated a summer festival of superlatives on the trendy Mediterranean island of Mykonos. This summer, Omega celebrated 75 years of the Seamaster, honouring the anniversary of the model with the introduction of no fewer than eleven new…

The Ultimate Guide to Zenith’s El Primero

Most of the young watch collectors of today are looking for the names of famous watch models. This is perfectly fair, given these names were created to be remembered. But anyone who takes a closer look at superstars such as…

Watch News of the Year: Rolex Takes Ownership of Bucherer

It is an earthquake that will change this industry like few others before: the world’s most important watch brand, Rolex, is taking over the world’s most important luxury watch retailer, Bucherer. Credit © As explained in a statement released…

Ferdi Porsche Celebrates the Opening of his F.A.T. Mankei Hut with Porsche Design

An exclusive Porsche meeting on the Grossglockner – is it worth paying a trip to the F.A.T. Mankei hut? It certainly makes for a particularly special experience for the owners of the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – GP 2023. At…

Lunch With: Biver CEO Jean-Claude Biver

A name to pass on through the generations: Jean-Claude Biver Having lunch with the man who bears this name is a sensation in itself. Not because Jean-Claude Biver doesn’t take the time. The grand master of the Swiss watch industry…

Watches & Wonders 2023: Swisswatches’ Top Ten Watches for Chronograph Lovers

2023 is already proving to be a great year for chronographs. Whether technically revised, flaunting a new design, appearing as an anniversary model, or completely redeveloped, there really was something for everyone in the most popular category of mechanical wristwatches.…

Bucherer Masterworks: A New Retail Experience For Watch Enthusiasts

What is watch collecting really about? For me, it’s primarily about discovering the myriad of ways in which humanity measures time. Time is not a physical but rather an abstract sequence, that we can neither change nor reverse. The way…

Watches & Wonders 2023: These are the best collector watches.
Swisswatches' very own Top Ten

Honestly, we aren’t often ones for rankings, but after numerous questions from our fans online, on Instagram, alongside countless discussions during the fair, we can’t seem to resist. We all want to know: what are the most important mechanical watch…

(Another) Lunch With: Omega CEO and President Raynald Aeschlimann

It was exactly five years ago that Zurab Zazashvili, founder of Swisswatches, first met Raynald Aeschlimann, then newly appointed CEO and President of Omega, for an interview. He had been in office for 22 months and the brand was celebrating…