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Swiss Replica Watches — 14 years ago, the Scheufele family that took over Chopard in 1963 were quoted in Swiss magazine Bilan’s 300 richest people in Switzerland. They were still there, and slightly richer, last year. chopard-Replica-Watches-us

Making it into the list of the richest people in Switzerland is no easy task. For years the richest person in the land was Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of flat-pack furniture experts Ikea, who had a personal fortune estimated at around 45 billion Swiss francs but was known for his frugality, driving around Lausanne in an old Volvo and shopping at discount supermarkets. But he recently left Switzerland and ceded the top spot to… the Kamprad family!

There are 122 billionaires in Switzerland according to Bilan, so if you want to make it high up in the list you need to have amassed a considerable fortune from your own business (nearly 70% of the people in the list are entrepreneurs) or inherit it through the family. Some 20% of the list is made up of heirs to Switzerland’s biggest companies, such as the Hoffmann and Oeri families, who are in third place with a fortune of 25 billion Swiss francs thanks to their holding in pharmaceutical giant Roche, whose new headquarters in Basel is the tallest building in Switzerland, dwarfing the tower of the nearby Ramada Hotel at the exhibition centre that plays host to Baselworld.

The co-presidents of Chopard, Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele were in the top 300 back in 2002 (like much of our pre-2010 content, this article is only available in French. But how have their fortunes fared over the past 14 years? Thanks to the long-standing relationship between Chopard and the Cannes Film Festival and the legendary Mille Miglia race, which reflect the passions of both co-presidents, the brand has built up a following that is sustainable as the Fairmined gold it uses in its jewellery and watches. In the 2015 edition of its report, Bilan estimates that Chopard, which employs some 2000 people, sells around 80,000 watches and 75,000 items of jewellery per year for a turnover estimated by Vontobel, a bank, at 570 million Swiss francs.

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Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele.

At between 1.5 and 2 billion Swiss Replica Watches francs, the Scheufele family fortune has grown slightly over the past 14 years and remains stable. But they are not the only entrepreneurs from the world of watchmaking to make the list, some of whom are familiar, others less so…

The Hayek family (5-6 billion Swiss francs)
The fortune of the family behind the world’s biggest watch group remains stable despite difficulties associated with the strong Swiss franc, which may affect the Swatch Group’s objective of 10 billion Swiss francs in turnover this year.

Laurence Graff (4-5 billion Swiss francs)
The majority shareholder in Graff Diamonds directs the company’s jewellery and watchmaking operations from his home in Gstaad. In 2014 the company passed the billion-dollar mark in turnover and last year it presented the most expensive watch at Baselworld – the Graff Fascination with 153 carats of diamonds, which at 40 million Swiss francs is worth one percent of Laurence Graff’s personal fortune.

Mouawad family (3-4 billion Swiss francs)
Active in jewellery, watchmaking and property, the Mouawad family’s fortune increased by a healthy one billion Swiss francs last year, according to Bilan. In watchmaking, Mouawad started producing its own movements two years ago and has expanded its own-name retail presence over the past two years.

Stern family (3-4 billion Swiss francs)
The foundations were laid last year for a new Patek Philippe building in Plan-les-Ouates which is being entirely self-financed by the brand. The fact that the estimated cost is 500 million Swiss francs illustrates the financial health of the brand and thus of its independent owners.

Audemars family (800-900 million Swiss francs)
After 140 years of existence, Audemars Piguet is one of the few independent watch brands that is still in the hands of the founding family. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that the family has amassed a considerable fortune over the years.

Carlo Crocco (300-400 million Swiss francs)
Early Hublot models bore the inscription “MDM” on the dial, which is the abbreviation for “Main dans la main” (hand in hand). This is the name of the foundation of Carlo Crocco, the brand’s founder, who now devotes his time between the work of this foundation and a separate Swiss charity.

Bernheim and Weil families (100 – 200 million Swiss francs)
As CEO of family-owned Raymond Weil since last year, Elie Bernheim has overseen the launch of a number of partnerships with the world of music that is so dear to the family, most recently with a blockbuster deal with The Beatles. Together with his brother, Elie also runs two restaurants in Geneva, including the Café des Banques, famous for the huge jars of sweets that are placed on the tables after the meal.

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Elie Bernheim. © Raymon Weil Replica Watches

Jean-Claude Biver (100-200 million Swiss francs)
Having bought Blancpain for just 22,000 Swiss francs to sell it 10 years later to the Swatch Group for 60 million, then taken a 20% stake in Hublot which was later sold to LVMH reportedly for 500 million Swiss francs, Jean-Claude Biver is clearly a master of the turnaround.

Viviane de Witt (100-200 million Swiss francs)
An art collector since her childhood, Viviane de Witt also happens to be a direct descendant of Jérôme Bonaparte, the elder brother of Napoleon. She is the CEO of the De Witt watch brand, where her husband creates original and playful mechanical watch complications.

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Viviane and Jérôme De Witt. © DeWitt Swiss Replica Watches

Macaluso family (100-200 million Swiss francs)
Although the 225 year-old Girard-Perregaux brand was sold to the French Kering group, the Macaluso maintains a minority interest and Stefano Macaluso is still actively involved in the brand’s watch designs.

Franck Muller (100-200 million Swiss francs)
A graduate from the Geneva watchmaking school, Franck Muller has no less than 36 world firsts and patents under his belt, as well as a watch with 36 (coincidence?) complications. He is no longer active on an operational level but still maintains an office at the Franck Muller group’s headquarters in Geneva.

A word of warning
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed the rather wide gaps in the figures given above for the individual fortunes of the members of the 300 richest people in Switzerland. Compiling such lists, with a mixture of sources of wealth from publicly listed companies to private family-owned companies and foundations, not to mention numerous estimates, is notoriously difficult. Hence the evaluations that allow a hundred percent margin of error for those with fortunes estimated between 100 and 200 million Swiss francs and a whopping billion Swiss franc discrepancy between the highest and lowest figures for the ultra-rich watch barons.

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Cheap Replica Watches — As part of the music festival sponsored by Glashütte Original, the German watchmaker presented conductor Andris Nelsons with an award.

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For one month starting on 5 May the German city of Dresden will ring with the sounds of classical symphonies, chamber music and contemporary compositions being played in various venues around the Saxon capital. This year Glashütte Original, which has sponsored the festival for twelve years, presented its prestigious Award to conductor Andris Nelsons.

On the festival’s first weekend the top fake watches company organised a special event to tie in with the award ceremony, and invited a hand-picked selection of journalists from all over the world. WorldTempus was among the guests, and was also part of the 500-strong audience invited to attend a concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra directed by the Latvian maestro in Dresden’s breathtaking Frauenkirche.

The weekend also included a tour around the Buy cheap replica watches manufacture in the small town of Glashütte, a visit to the company’s watchmaking school and museum, and a tour of the city of Dresden to discover the hidden charms of the “Florence of the Elbe”.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra. Frauenkirche, Dresden © Isabelle Guignet

Portrait of a prodigy
Andris Nelsons, now a world-famous conductor, was born in 1978 in Riga, the capital of Latvia, to a family of musicians. His parents took him to his first concert at the age of 5. The young boy found himself mesmerised by the melodies, and made up his mind to devote his life to music. At the age of 12 he began to learn piano and trumpet. Later on he took singing lessons as a baritone. He quickly grew to love classical music. After studying conducting, in 2003 he was appointed principal conductor of the Latvian National Orchestra. He then became music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Since 2014 he has been music director and conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and is regularly invited to conduct at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera of New York.

On 6 May the Latvian musician was awarded the Glashütte Original Music Festival Award in recognition of his conducting career and his commitment to promoting music among future generations. The importance of classical music education and support for young musicians are values the artist shares with the Saxon watchmaker.

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Andris Nelsons

“Through our interpretation of music, we hope to touch our audience, whether they are young or old, by making music accessible to all ages,” the conductor said.  His intention is to prove that it is possible for an audience to enjoy listening to Mahler, Brahms, Shostakovich, Wagner and Bruckner today, despite the fact that these famous composers lived in a different age.

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Swiss Replica Watches US — Celebrities walked the red carpet at the Met Gala wearing Bulgari jewelry.

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The actress Alicia Vikander, the rising star Elizabeth Debicki, the top model Lara Stone and Bulgari’s watch ambassador Luke Evans, all wore Bulgari accessories at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute in New York Replica Watches.

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Alicia Vikander © Bulgari Replica Watches

Alicia Vikander wore jewlery from the B.Zero collection, while Elizabeth Debicki and Lara Stone both shinned with jewlery from the Diva’s Dream collection.

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Elizabeth Debicki (left) & Lara Stone (right) © Bulgari

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Buy Replica Watches — Girard-Perregaux is celebrating its 225th anniversary with the launch of the Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet collection, an anniversary series made up of 225 unique pieces.

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The origins of the Girard-Perregaux manufacture go back to the year 1791. Jean-François Bautte was a well-known maker of slim pocket copy watches; 1791 was the year he set up a watch manufacture in Geneva, bringing together all the watchmaking crafts in existence at the time under a single roof. The brand name emerged in 1856, after Constant Girard’s marriage to Marie Perregaux. Today the company is entirely devoted to the creation of exceptional haute horlogerie timepieces, and masters all the skills necessary to make a watch, from initial design to the final finish. Girard-Perregaux holds more than 80 patents, and is committed to ongoing research and development, continuing to forge a unique legacy in modern watchmaking.

The La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture is celebrating its 225th anniversary with the Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet collection, a series of 225 exceptional and unprecedented pieces. Each of the 225 dials bears a different and unique combination of decorations. In its centre, each one features a small gold plaque engraved with a year between 1791 and 2016. A quotation highlights a major event from the year in question, which could be a significant moment in Girard-Perregaux’s history, or the history of watchmaking, or a major cultural, scientific or political milestone. The 1808 model, for example, celebrates Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. The watch stamped with 1889 pays tribute to Girard-Perregaux’s tourbillon pocket watch with three gold bridges, known as the Esmeralda, which won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition. The dials of the Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet collection are decorated in a variety of colours and finishes, using different styles of index markers depending on the aesthetic of the year in question.

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Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet year 1867. © Buy Replica Watches

The 41 mm rose gold case of the Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet contains the GP01800-0005 movement, which was designed and produced specially for the anniversary series. The self-winding mechanical movement provides central hours, minutes and seconds with a 54-hour power reserve. The manufacture’s iconic gold bridge at 6 o’clock soars above a Microvar balance wheel for the first time.

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Girard-Perregaux Place Girardet year 1999. © Girard-Perregaux Replica Watches

 

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Replica Watches For Sale — After the H4 Alinghi, HYT unveils the H2 Alinghi, featuring a brand new as-cast titanium case.

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For the second year of their partnership, HYT and Alinghi are hoisting the sails still higher with the H2 Alinghi.
For the first time in its history, HYT has built a case from as-cast titanium. This is also the very first H2 to feature the new black liquid, unveiled at the beginning of the year.
The exclusive HYT H2’s manual winding caliber has been suitably adapted: for the first time, it’s been crafted in two-tone black and grey – the bridges are made of black titanium DLC and the bottom plate is rhodium-plated. Above it glides a brand new central minutes hand, drawing inspiration from marinestyle hands.

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H2 Alinghi. © BUY Replica Watches US

The new interplay between grey and black gives the fake watches an appearance that’s both technical and elegant, further highlighted by the bezel rider tab, which in another first, sports a rounded shape to accommodate the Alinghi logo, engraved in red varnish.

Lastly, the hour flange has also been redesigned with a twin satin/glass blasted effect, making the hour markers stand out both more clearly and more gently.
The copy watch is mounted on a new ultra-resistant technical strap, made of dark charcoal grey fabric with a black stitchin, and equipped with a titanium deployant buckle.

Maintaining its original diameter of 48.8 mm, the timepiece will be produced in a limited edition of just 25, available from June 2016.

Buy Replica Watches – Chronoswiss Interview with Olivier Ebstein

Swiss Replica Watches — The Regulator was back for Baselworld. A women’s version is not far behind. Interview with Chronoswiss CEO Olivier Ebstein.

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Was Baselworld 2016 positive for Chronoswiss?
Yes, it was a good event. We had quite a lot of visits to our booth, we got some orders, and we were delighted with the feedback we received from our existing and potential clients. With the Regulator we have gone back to our roots. And the demand was there. For a more detailed analysis of the results, we’ll have to wait for our post-Basel report.

What about the beginning of the year?
It’s difficult to say; it’s still too early to extract the figures. But with current events, the crisis in China and particularly with the terrorist attacks of recent months, let’s just say things have been better. I’m not going to lie and tell you everything is wonderful, but we do have some very healthy markets, such as Japan, and tourism in Switzerland and Europe is strong.

What strategy has Chronoswiss implemented to get on top of the current problems, such as a faltering Asian market and a drop in international sales?
We are putting our faith in our products. Having good ideas and good products can only help to bring us through the crisis the watchmaking industry is experiencing at the moment. We can’t change the world, we can’t alter external events; we just have to adapt to the circumstances as best we can. Also, it’s essential that we continue to nurture our relationship with existing clients. We need to forge a strong link between the company and our loyal buyers.

What projects are in the pipeline for the rest of the year?
We are going to promote our Regulator collection, find new sales outlets and control them as best we can. We will also be increasing our involvement with the motor racing world. Expect to see us in Austria for the Kitzbühel Alpine Rally in June.

Can we expect any more new products this year?
Yes. Before the end of the year we will launch a perpetual calendar and a table clock. For next year we’re developing a ladies’ version of the Regulator, with a smaller 34 mm diameter.

Every brand has its own identity, its own message and its own aesthetic. What is yours?
Our message is: detail! Everything is in the details, however small they may be. Our copy watches must convey emotion, that’s important. And emotion comes from attention to detail. That is the identity of Chronoswiss.

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Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour © Chronoswiss

The Regulator returns to its roots
The Regulator collection has been brought up to date for Baselworld with the new Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour. This jumping hours buy fake watches from Chronoswiss has a distinctive 3D display: the minutes and hours counters occupy the lower storey of the dial, strikingly decorated with a guilloché motif, while the seconds display appears to float on top. The domed crystal enhances the 3D effect. The sophisticated guillochage, a recurring motif for Chronoswiss, offers an amusing trompe l’oeil effect: depending on the angle, the geometric design looks either like a chequerboard, or a basketweave. Driven by a self-winding mechanical movement, manufacture calibre C.283, the timepiece has a 42-hour power reserve. The model comes in a variety of case materials and colours, with lined leather straps to match.

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Buy Replica Watches — It’s all about titanium in the latest Logical One watches from Romain Gauthier.

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It may be ultra-lightweight and hypo-allergenic but titanium is not necessarily the first choice for the case of an haute horlogerie piece such as the Romain Gauthier Logical One. But Romain Gauthier wanted to stay true to his brand’s new tagline – “Choose your time” – this year by extending the appeal of his signature piece. The meaning behind the new slogan refers as much to the decisions that Romain Gauthier has taken throughout his career as it does to the brand’s desire to offer a design that can appeal to every taste. Thus the latest versions of the Logical One presented this year all have a case in titanium, and yet they could not be more different aesthetically.

First came the Logical One Natural Titanium, just before Baselworld, whose name is as “logical” as one would expect. In this version, the titanium has its natural sheen and is complemented by an anthracite ADLC treatment on the main plate, mainspring barrel and lower bridge for the constant force mechanism, with palladium-coated brass on the balance bridge, escape wheel bridge and power reserve indicator bridges. The tiny dials for the hours and minute are in oven-fired enamel, with traditional flame-blued steel hands.

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Logical One Natural Titanium. © Buy Black Replica Watches

The more mysteriously named Logical One BTG stands quite simply for black titanium and gold, since the case itself on this version of the award-winning constant force replica watches for sale is in black ADLC treated titanium, again with a contrasting anthracite ADLC finish on the main plate and the added contrast of a polished white-gold crown and pusher on the caseband. This is a limited edition of just five watches available with an oven-fired blue enamel dial.

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Logical One BTG. © Romain Gauthier

Pushing this distinctive model beyond what would seem logical in this segment is the Logical One Enraged, which brings much more than a touch of the sporty to this horological complication. The case is still in titanium but with a wonderful sand-blasted matte-black ADLC coating whose texture immediately catches the eye. To match the roughened appearance of the case, the glossy finish of the oven-fired black enamel dial has been given a frosting finish that turns it matte. Even the logo has been modified to give it a spikier, edgier look to match the overall aesthetic of this very distinctive watch. Three different versions are available, from a black on black to two with splashes of red and orange accents, each limited to just five pieces.

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Logical One Enraged, red. © Romain Gauthier

The Holy Grail of constant force
Perhaps the best analogy for the importance of constant force is provided by Romain Gauthier himself, who reminds us that cars and planes don’t slow down as we use up fuel (thankfully) and yet copy watches have this peculiar characteristic that the torque generated by the movement gradually wanes as the power reserve is used up. Romain Gauthier’s innovative ruby-link chain connects a snail cam to the mainspring barrel along the same plane so that the constant torque is transmitted efficiently in a straight line, ensuring a constant force throughout the entire power reserve of the watch.

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