Philipp Riehr

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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…

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A Fusion of Modernity and Mysticism: The Richard Mille RM S14 Talisman Origine

The RM S14 Talisman Origine looks like something from a bygone era, with only the characteristic tonneau case hinting that this is indeed a Richard Mille timepiece. The piece is a tribute to the ‘Talisman Origine’; a talisman which, according…

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The Mysterious Case of Christie’s Passion for Time Auction

On 6 November, Christie’s held what the auction house described as one of the most significant private collections it has ever auctioned. Exceptionally rare and historically important: this is the best way to describe the impressive collection of Mohammed Zaman,…

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Only Watch 2023: The Pressure Is Rising

Only Watch is one of the world’s most prestigious watch auctions, taking place every two years under the patronage of Prince Albert of Monaco. Shortly before the charity event was due to take place for the tenth time, demands for…

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The Swiss Watch Industry Study 2023 – Forecasting the Future in Challenging Times

The year 2022 was an impressive one for the Swiss watch industry. Exports set a new record of CHF 24.8 billion, an increase of 14% on 2019 figures, and the MoonSwatch embarked upon its unprecedented success story, with more than…

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Breguet Presents the new Marine Tourbillon 5577

Over 220 years ago, in 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet realised that he needed to balance gravity to achieve a more consistent beat in his pocket watches. The master watchmaker therefore set out to use his extensive understanding of mathematics and physics…

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A Closer Look: The Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium – A Universe on the Wrist

Even for those who think they have already discovered everything in the fascinating world of watches, here’s a truly astonishing piece. The Midnight Planétarium by Van Cleef & Arpels from 2014 is not only an extraordinary men’s watch, but also…