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Daniel Riedo is the newest CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

by amitdevhanda

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Daniel Riedo new CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Now that newly appointed CEO of Montblanc, Jerome Lambert, is no longer running sister brand Jaeger-LeCoultre, it leaves the question, Who will take his place? As of July 1 ,2013 Daniel Riedo became the newest CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre worldwide. Mr Riedo will have some pretty big shoes to fill, but I am sure he can accomplish this with sophistication, style and grace.

Daniel Riedo joined Jaeger-LeCoutlre in January of 2011 as an Industrial Director.  He is no stranger to taking on big projects and new challenges. Before he joined Jaeger-LeCoultre, he spent over twelve years with the Rolex Group, where he headed up production at Rolex Geneva and at the same time executed Marketing Development for Tudor.

Mr Riedos experience with the biggest brand in the world combined with his education where he graduated from the University of Geneva in corporate management and of the Geneva School of Engineering, will give this brand a broader prospective and catapult them to a different level globally.

It’s Official: Jerome Lambert is the new CEO of Montblanc

by amitdevhanda

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Jerome Lambert

In 1997, Jerome Lambert joined heritage watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre as a financial controller. In 2000 he became the CFO and two years later  in 2002  became one of the most successful CEO’s of a major watch brand. Now 16 years later, it has become official as of this past week that Mr. Lambert will be moving on from Jaeger-LeCoultre. This has become an outstanding brand that he rebuilt with an incredible team,  led by his passion, vision, and conviction to turn this brand around into one of the most sought after watch brands in the world.  Jerome Lambert will be taking on the title as the official CEO of Montblanc worldwide July 1, 2013.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Montblanc like Jaeger-LeCoultre is a brand owned by the Richemont Group. Montblanc is a very powerful brand specializing and world renowned primarily for pens accessories and luxury leathers. Within the last 5-7 years, they have been focusing their attention on the luxury watch market. This move to have Mr. Lambert run this brand should prove to be very interesting. This gets me very excited about the future of Montblanc.  In my opinion, there is no one better to run a brand like Montblanc than Jerome Lambert because  of his vast experience and tremendous proven track record.

Under the direction of Jerome Lambert, Jaeger-LeCoultre  is a brand that has the most awarded internationally and received something close to 200 international prizes for best watch, best chronograph, best special watch, etc. With the help of a great team, Mr Lambert has managed to ensure Jaeger-LeCoultre be taken seriously amongst watch collectors, enthusiasts, press, celebrities and the general public. Since 2005 the brand has also registered about 20 patents a year for their technical ingenuity.

I would sincerely like to congratulate Mr Lambert on all of the triumphs he has achieved in building Jaeger-LeCoultre over the last 16 years. I wish him nothing but continued success health and happiness with his newest role as CEO of Montblanc. I am sure he will further enhance the image of this brand globally and bring it to a level of success we haven’t seen yet.

Antiquorum Hits world record at March Auction in Geneva

by amitdevhanda

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Antiquorum is the world leader for luxury watch auctions. They have further solidified this by the recent March !7, 2013 auction where they hit a world record! This auction took place at the Richemond  Hotel in Geneva Switzerland where they made an estimated seven million dollars. This auction titled “Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces”  attracted 434 registered internet bidders in addition to the many room and phone bidders from around the world. Lively international bidding came from countries such as The Russian Federation, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Germany as well as Switzerland. Strong prices were achieved resulting in 80% sold by lot and 137% sold by value.

The watch that stole the show was A. Lange & Sohne Pour Le Merite Tourbillon lot [541]. The limited edition 18K white gold wristwatch with tourbillon regulator and 36-hour power reserve inspired fierce competition amongst bidders and ultimately sold to a phone bidder for an impressive CHF 338,500

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A. Lange & Sohne Pour Le Merite Tourbillon

According to Julien Schaerer, Managing Director, Antiquorum Geneva.”We are extremely pleased by the outcome for the A. Lange & Sohne Pour Le Merite in our March auction,” said  “Today’s results confirm that the Pour Le Merite Tourbillon continues to be one of the most prestigious and sought-after examples ever produced by A. Lange & Sohne.”

Other notable pieces include: Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 [lot 159]. The reversible platinum watch with visible Jaeger LeCoultre caliber 174 movement and inclined two cage multi-axis spherical tourbillon attained CHF 230,500.

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Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2

The iconic and timeless Rolex Ref. 6263 Paul Newman Tropical Outer Track Oyster Cosmograph [lot 534] inspired a bidding war amongst eight phone bidders and finally sold to a room bidder for an incredible CHF 212,500, over twice its high estimate.

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Rolex Ref. 6263 Paul Newman Tropical Outer Track Oyster Cosmograph

Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock for Hermes

by amitdevhanda

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Atmos Hermes Clock-Front

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Atmos Hermes Clock -Back

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Atmos Hermes Clock -Side

Jaeger- LeCoultre is historically renowned for making the best and most innovative timepieces in the world as well as their iconic and innovative Atmos Clock which has always been minimalist art deco at its best.

In 1928, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed an amazing mechanism which doesn’t require a battery,  electric current or winding. It lives on air by means of an ingenious principle: a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gases that expands when the temperature rises and contracts when it drops. This capsule is connected to the mainspring of the clock, the capsule acts like a concertina or a pair of bellows, thereby constantly winding the mechanism. The impressive part of this technical ingenuity is that it is so sensitive that a one-degree temperature difference is enough to power it for 48 hours.

 Jaeger-LeCoultre recently  stepped up their game when they joined forces with luxury fashion brand Hermes to make a limited edition Atmos Clock known as Atmos Hermes. This clock is limited to 176 pieces for the world and literally lives on air.

The crystal sphere structure is manufactured by Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis who have been producing glassware creations since 1586. Filigree glass, glass dyed in the mass, pressed (pattern) glass, handblown glass, hand-carved, engraved and decorated glass; opaline glass or double or triple-overlaid glass. Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis has been part of the Maison Hermès since 1989.

Technical Info
Shape/dimensions Sphere: 276mm x 276mm x 272mm – Transparent crystal globe from Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, lined with white enamel, with a Rhodiumed 172mm diameter base. Weight 10 kg (+/- 1 kg). Glass extra-white mineral glass with black silkscreen printing – Hands black dauphine type

Movement is the Swiss mechanical perpetual winding JLC in-house caliber 560a with 15 jewels, and one vibration per minute.