Glashütte Original Replica Watches Interview with Yann Gamard

Replica Watches Shop — Yann Gamard, CEO of Glashütte Original for the last 16 years, agreed to talk to WorldTempus at the Dresden Music Festival, which the company sponsors. He also shared with us his favourite Replica Watches UK.

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Glashütte Original CEO Yann Gamard took charge of the German watchmaker in 2000. He was initially based in the United States, where he oversaw the brand’s North American launch, before moving to Glashütte itself in 2011. Interview.

How did Swatch Group’s purchase of Glashütte Original come about?
When Mr Hayek came to visit us here in Glashütte he saw we had a manufacture capable of making watches from A to Z, including development and design, and that appealed to him. He was very keen on brands with depth in manufacturing and design, and that’s what he saw in Glashütte Original.

What are your annual sales figures?
Unfortunately, not big enough for my liking! We are reaching our limits in terms of capacity: we can’t sell more watches than we can produce. We do succeed in selling all our products, and that is positive. But we have a portfolio of six months more than we are able to make.

What are your aims for the coming years?
To continue along the same path. We are growing around 10 to 15% each year, but we need to improve our production capacity. It takes around six years to train an employee, whether in watchmaking, engineering or machining, to the level that they can really play a role in production. Our school has around a hundred students. Our ability to increase production is therefore dependent on our ability to train people at Glashütte Original, so it takes time.

Are you not tempted to look for manpower in Switzerland?
We are very happy to be competing with the great Swiss watchmakers, but we’re not about to start stealing their workforce. Everyone has their qualities, and their own ways of doing things! Our school has a good reputation in the outside world, and we receive requests from students all over the globe. That’s a good position to be in.

The school has a selection process and offers a high level of training. How many graduates does it produce?
Last year it was 13, this year there will be 21! That’s not counting the toolmakers, who are also trained by Glashütte Original, around three of whom graduate each year. It’s not that many, but it’s quite an achievement in itself. Once they are trained, they have to be integrated into the workforce. Over the last five years we have doubled the number of employees.

Is the economic crisis creating a watchmaking crisis?
I don’t really know if there’s a watchmaking crisis, but I do believe that the economy has its ups and downs. It seems to go in cycles of around seven or eight years. A crisis from time to time is not necessarily a bad thing. It gets rid of those that are not completely serious, and gives the serious ones the ability to express themselves a bit better.

How does Glashütte Original manage during these periods?
We have not been affected by the crisis. But we have always differentiated ourselves by the realistic price of our watches. They are not overpriced. Also, there is high demand for visits to our manufacture and museum. We get around 7,000 a year. These visits have an influence on the decision to purchase a Glashütte Original. People see how we work, and the quality that goes into our watches. That’s a very convincing argument. Through these visits we can show people what we do and who we are.

What are the distinguishing features of a Glashütte Original watch?
A Glashütte Original watch has superb workmanship, it’s meticulously finished and the technical standard is very high. Attention to detail is a priority. They are often grand complication Swiss fake watches, but with an elegant and minimalist aesthetic. They are designed to be useful to the wearer. We also pay a lot of attention to the finish and chamfering.

What is your favourite watch, of all those you produce?
The PanoInverse, no question! This watch is truly a technological feat. We wanted to show the beating heart of the watch on the dial. On the face of it, you might think it’s quite easy: all you have to do is turn the movement over. But if you do that the hands turn in the wrong direction! So the movement had to be completely redesigned. The PanoInverse is not only beautiful to look at, it’s also exquisitely finished and represents the pinnacle of watchmaking technology.

In three words, how would you sum up Glashütte Original?
German. Precise. Elegant.

Swiss Fake Roger Dubuis Interview with Jean-Marc Pontroué

— World Replica Watches took advantage of the Roger Dubuis CEO’s presence at TimeCrafters 2016 to get some scoops.

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You are the only CEO from any of the big brands to attend TimeCrafters in New York. Why is the show so important to you?
New York, and the United States in general, has always been an important market in general for Roger Dubuis Replica Watches. Regardless of the product category, whether it is luxury cars, yachts or fine watchmaking, the more niche your brand is, the more important the United States is as a market. For Roger Dubuis, it is one of our top three markets in the world. Six months ago we still didn’t have a mono-brand store here – now we have our boutique on Madison Avenue. I think that, together with China, this is the market where we have the biggest potential over the next three years. That is why we are here this year and that is why we had a private dinner for collectors here in New York.

Swiss watch exports to the US plummeted according to the most recent statistics published by the Federation of the Swiss Watchmaking Industry. Is Roger Dubuis feeling the effects of this, too?
We cannot say that we don’t feel any effects at all. There is some uncertainty in the market but when you are setting out you can only take market share. Our skeleton watches can only win market share from existing competitors. Yes the industry is in difficult times, but we have seen this before. Let’s not forget that 2015 was the third best year in terms of results in the entire history of the Swiss watch industry. But you don’t run a brand based on geo-political considerations. You have to move forward and be more agile than your competitors and more creative than them.

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Roger Dubuis’s booth at TimeCrafters. © Paul O’Neil

Roger Dubuis recently announced a partnership with FFF racing, which is unlike any other association between a watchmaker and a motor racing team. Can you tell us more about this?
Roger Dubuis never does anything like other Replica Watches UK brands do. We work a lot with different types of material and the engines inside our watches, the automatic skeleton and the double tourbillon being two perfect examples. In fact, a lot of our product developments are a result of customer requests. As an example, the Rarities collection was born from customer demands for more personalized watches. We have several partnerships in motor racing that have come from customer requests – from people who have Ferraris and Lamborghinis competing in GT series. They ask us to develop designs for their cars and we produce roll-overs of their fake watches shop that they can cover their cars with. It’s a whole package that is developed in collaboration with the customer and our design department.

In the case of FFF, the team owner Mr Sean Fu Songyang, who is a client of Roger Dubuis, asked us to produce a limited series for the team and we developed a corresponding design for the car as well. This certainly won’t be the last such partnership and it is something I hope to develop over the next five years. The partnership is so logical for us because it is so closely linked to what we do. Our design team spends more time at the Geneva Motor Show than it does at Baselworld, for example.

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Excalibur Quatuor Limited Edition sporting the FFF. © Roger Dubuis Replica Watches

Few people may have noticed that you discreetly presented your first watch without the Geneva Hallmark at the SIHH this year. Is this an open secret and what is the rationale behind this?
All our fine watchmaking collection, which represents at least 50 per cent of our sales, will continue to bear the Geneva Hallmark. The aim is to turn the manufacture into a kind of laboratory where we will build upon our existing models. I can reveal to you exclusively that we are working on three different world-firsts for next year in terms of materials and calibres pushed to the extreme.

Over the next few years we want to give our entry-level products (and remember we are nevertheless talking about watches that retail for between 15,000 and 25,000 Swiss francs, which is the high end for many other brands) a much stronger signature. We don’t want to leave people indifferent and the calm, historical and classical segment is not for us. We have noticed, and this is particularly true for the US, that the concept of the Geneva Hallmark is very difficult to understand. People here are more focused on design and many of our customers are relatively young. They are interested in a particular movement, a particular size of watch and a strong design. So we have replaced the Geneva Hallmark by a gold oscillating mass instead of a stainless-steel one. It is much easier to explain the added value of this to a young customer looking for design than it is to explain all the different criteria of the Geneva Hallmark. For a double tourbillon, on the other hand, people understand that this is the top end of watchmaking and we don’t need to remind them of all the criteria for the Geneva Hallmark.

TAG Heuer Important Gold Fake Watches auction

Replica Watches Shop — A 18-carat gold Heuer Carrera – known as the “the racing car driver’s copy watch” went for CHF 225,000 at Sotheby’s.

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Last May 14th, at the auction of Important Gold Swiss Replica Watches held today by Sotheby’s, an 18K-gold Heuer Carrera chronometer, Calibre 12 Manufacture, with date, and once owned by Swedish Formula One driver Ronnie Peterson, went for 225’000 CHF.

The watch, a gift by Jack Heuer to Peterson in 1972, is the Reference 1158 then known as “the race car driver’s watch.” At the time, the list price was CHF 950. The watch case is engraved with the words “Success Ronnie Peterson from Jack W. Heuer.” The cheap replica watch comes with a gold ingot commemorating the Prix Rouge et Blanc Joseph Siffert award Ronnie Peterson won for his performance at the 1972 German Grand Prix at Nürburgring.

Baume & Mercier Classima, a pair of watches as allies

— Two new pieces – one women’s and one men’s Swiss Replica Watches model – highlight the bond of unconditional love.

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Baume & Mercier has always had a soft spot for tender moments. As a reminder of the good times and because it is never too late – or too early! – to tell someone you love them, Baume & Mercier is joining children around the world to celebrate their mothers and fathers and presents a pair of Classima Swiss replica watchesin 18K red gold.

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Classima Ref.10270, women’s model. © Replica Baume & Mercier UK

Two new pieces – one 31mm women’s and one 39mm men’s model – have enriched the timeless and elegant Classima collection. Precious and classic, the timepieces are crafted from 18K red gold and feature a black alligator strap. Their precise, understated design makes them utterly timeless models.
The oscillating weight of these automatic models is snailed and adorned with “Côtes de Genève” decoration. The movement, meanwhile, is visible through a sapphire crystal case back. Beating at 28’800 vph, it offers a 42-hour power reserve and powers the hour, minute, second and date functions. cheap-gold-fake-watches

Classima Réf.10271, men’s model. © Baume & Mercier Replica Watches

69th Cannes Film Festival Watchmakers and jewellers invade the red carpet

Replica Watches Shop — The 69th Cannes Film Festival opens today, giving watchmakers and jewellers an opportunity to turn heads on the Prom  enade de la Croisette.

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Cannes means films, movie stars and somptuous frocks. But that’s not all. Watchmakers and jewellers also make the most of the opportunity to show their wares to the best possible advantage on some of the world’s most desirable models, in a stunning location.

Geneva-based Chopard has been an official partner of the Festival since 1988, and has become a red carpet fixture. As creator of the Palme d’Or, jeweller to the stars, host of unforgettable parties and supporter of talented newcomers to the silver screen, Chopard has become an icon of the event.

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The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. © Chopard Replica Watches

De Grisogono, meanwhile, is taking over one of the finest terraces in Cannes, the Suite des Oliviers at the Hotel Martinez, and turning it into a rather special showroom. Then, on the 17th, the company will be throwing a party at the Cap-Eden-Roc Hotel, which a host of A-list celebrities are expected to attend.

Chanel will also be out in force. Two of its muses have already checked in: Vanessa Paradis, a jury member at the 69th Festival, and Kristen Stewart, who features in two of this year’s most hotly anticipated films, Café Society by Woody Allen and Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas.

But they are not the only brands you’re likely to spot on the Croisette: Bulgari, Cartier, Dior with ambassador Marion Cotillard, Harry Winston, Jacob & Co., Jaeger-LeCoultre, Louis Vuitton and its muse Léa Seydoux, Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels will all be basking in the limelight. It’s a safe bet that once again, watchmakers and jewellers will be vying with each other to showcase their finest pieces.

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