Calibre Podcast Presented by Watches of Switzerland

Calibre Podcast Presented by Watches of Switzerland

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The Calibre Podcast is a monthly series that explores topics and questions related to the world of horology


In conversation with Giles English, co-founder of Bremont
Jun 10 • 37 min
Our latest episode was taken from an Instagram between Brian Duffy, CEO of the Watches Of Switzerland Group, and Giles English, co-founder of Bremont. They discuss what is new for the brand for this year, and more.
In conversation with Edouard Meylan, CEO at H.Moser& Cie
Jun 9 • 33 min
Our latest episode was taken from an Instagram between Brian Duffy, CEO of the Watches Of Switzerland Group, and Edouard Meylan, CEO at H.Moser& Cie. They discuss what is new for the brand for this year, and more.
In conversation with Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and MD of Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
Jun 8 • 26 min
Our latest episode was taken from an Instagram between Brian Duffy, CEO of the Watches Of Switzerland Group, and Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and MD of Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. They discuss the launches at Watches & Wonders, what was new for the…
In conversation with Mark Toulson, Head Of Watch Buying for Watches Of Switzerland Group
Jun 7 • 28 min
Our latest episode was taken from an Instagram between Brian Duffy, CEO of the Watches Of Switzerland Group, and Mark Toulson, Head Of Watch Buying for Watches Of Switzerland Group. They discuss the launches at Watches & Wonders, what is new and upcoming…
In conversation with Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO at Panerai
Jun 6 • 35 min
Our latest episode was taken from an Instagram live between Brian Duffy, CEO of the Watches Of Switzerland Group, and Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO at Panerai. They discuss the launches at Watches & Wonders, what is new for the brand for this year, and more.
In conversation with Christian Selmoni, Style & Heritage Director at Vacheron Constantin
Jun 5 • 33 min
Our latest episode was taken from an Instagram between Brian Duffy, CEO of the Watches Of Switzerland Group, and Christian Selmoni, Style & Heritage Director at Vacheron Constantin. They discuss the launches at Watches & Wonders, what is new for the brand…
In conversation with Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen
May 14 • 28 min
In this episode, we turned an Instagram live between our CEO Brian Duffy and CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Christoph Grainger-Herr into a podcast. They discuss the latest releases from IWC that were announced at Watches & Wonders, and what to expect from the…
In conversation with Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling
Apr 30 • 30 min
In this episode, we turned an Instagram live between our CEO Brian Duffy and CEO of Breitling Georges Kern into a podcast. They discuss the latest releases from Breitling; the ladies Navitimer 35, Superocean Heritage and Chronomat, and what to expect from…
Watches In The Movies
Apr 3 • 39 min
In this episode, our International Senior Watch Buyer Faye Soteri, and Head of Watch Buying Mark Toulson discuss the most iconic watches featured in movies. From James Bond to Apocalypse Now, they discuss the significance of featuring timepieces in these…
In Conversation with Bill Prince
Mar 7 • 51 min
We are excited to meet with Deputy Editor of British GQ Bill Prince who talks to our CEO Brian Duffy about his career, his passion for watches and what to expect this year from some of the most luxurious watch brands. This podcast was recorded before the…
The History of Perpetual Calendars
Mar 7 • 24 min
In this episode, our International Senior Watch Buyer Faye Soteri, and Head of Watch Buying Mark Toulson to discuss the history and the significance of Perpetual Calendars in a leap year. This podcast was recorded before the postponement of Watches &…
In Conversation With Theo Paphitis
Dec 7, 2019 • 32 min
In our latest Calibre podcast, we’re excited to meet businessman, entrepreneur, former Dragons’ Den and previous employee of Watches of Switzerland Theo Paphitis. He talks to our CEO Brian Duffy about their passion for retail, their stints as high-profile…
Harry Redknapp
Nov 2, 2019 • 32 min
Episode 24 of the Calibre podcast sees Watches of Switzerland CEO Brian Duffy in conversation with football manager, King of the jungle and keen watch enthusiast Harry Redknapp. They discuss Harry’s football career, future projects he has coming up and…
Alex Doak and Laura McCreddie-Doak
Oct 5, 2019 • 60 min
This episode of the Calibre podcast celebrates our 1st anniversary with very special guests. Watches of Switzerland CEO Brian Duffy is joined in conversation by watch journalists and married couple Alex Doak and Laura McCreddie- Doak. They discuss their…
Zenith CEO Julien Tornare
Oct 5, 2019 • 26 min
This episode of the Calibre podcast celebrates our 1st anniversary with very special guest, Zenith CEO Julien Tornare. Watches of Switzerland CEO Brian Duffy is joined in conversation by Julien where they explore the history of the Zenith brand, the…
At Your Service podcast with John Burns
Sep 7, 2019 • 22 min
Our Head of Watch Buying Mark Toulson sits down with John Burns, Head of Aftercare to discuss the relevance and importance of the Aftercare process, how to keep your timepiece in working order and more about At Your Service.
History of Rolex part II with James Dowling
Sep 7, 2019 • 60 min
CEO of Watches of Switzerland Group, Brian Duffy is back in conversation with author and renowned Rolex expert James Dowling. The podcast delves deep into the major breakthroughs of Rolex and how it became one of the most recognisable luxury watch brands…
Jean-Marc Pontroue, CEO, Panerai
Aug 3, 2019 • 23 min
Joined by our Head of Watch Buying Mark Toulson, this episode discusses the latest Panerai watch release, the Submersible, and how Jean-Marc plans to push the brand forward. Live aboard Eilean, Panerai’s luxury yacht.
The History of OMEGA
Aug 3, 2019 • 47 min
Nick Foulkes, a renowned author, journalist and watch expert joins Watches of Switzerland Group CEO, Brian Duffy to discuss the iconic Swiss brand, OMEGA.
Nick and Giles English
Jul 6, 2019 • 38 min
Learn about the history of Bremont’s exclusive collaborations and some of the key manufacturing decisions through the course of time. Join CEO of Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy and Bremont’s CEO brothers, Nick and Giles English as they discuss…
Piero Braga, CEO Gucci Timepieces
Jun 1, 2019 • 10 min
A conversation about the brand, development of timepieces and the relationship between Italian creativity and Swiss watchmaking. Recorded at Baselworld 2019, this interview with Piero Braga, CEO of Gucci Timepieces discusses the popularity of the brand,…
History of Divers Watches
May 4, 2019 • 28 min
Learn about the history of diving watches and some of the key models through the course of time. Join CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy, Senior Watch Buyer - International, Faye Soteri and Head of Watch Buying, Mark Toulson, as they…
Christoph Grainger-Herr
May 4, 2019 • 6 min
Interview with CEO of IWC, Christoph Grainger-Herr, discussing what to expect in 2019. In this interview, recorded at SIHH 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with the CEO of IWC, Christoph-Grainger Herr where we had the opportunity to discuss the new…
History of Pilot Watches
Apr 6, 2019 • 24 min
The vast, rich history of Pilot Watches spans over 110 decades and since 1904, Pilot Watches have been a prominent timepiece that, over time, has been refined and perfected by some of the world’s most leading watch manufacturers. Led by CEO of The Watches…
Baselworld 2019 Wrap-up
Apr 6, 2019 • 60 min
Our Baselworld 2019 Wrap-up, featuring our CEO, Brian Duffy and Head of Watch Buying Mark Toulson, together with International Senior Watch Buyer Faye Soteri, reviews the latest collections from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Tudor and Zenith. Their…
Georges Kern
Mar 24, 2019 • 27 min
Exclusive interview with the CEO of Breitling as part of Baselworld 2019 live coverage. On our first day at Baselworld 2019, Brian Duffy, CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group had the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of Breitling, Georges Kern.…
History of the Chronograph
Mar 2, 2019 • 31 min
The origins of the Chronograph timepiece including how to look after yours. Discussing the history of Chronographs, CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy along with Head of Watch Buying Mark Toulson, and Lee Reynalds, Watchmaker from our…
Aimee Fuller: Friend of TAG Heuer
Feb 16, 2019 • 26 min
Interview with Olympic Snowboarder and friend of TAG Heuer, Aimee Fuller. The February edition of The Calibre Podcast takes a change a pace as CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group, Brian Duffy, sits down with Olympic Snowboarder and friend of TAG…
The History of Patek Philippe with Nicholas Foulkes
Jan 5, 2019 • 52 min
From its founding through to present day, esteemed author and journalist Nicholas Foulkes. Joined by CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy, esteemed author and journalist Nicholas Foulkes discusses with Brian the history of Patek Philippe…
A Guide to Vintage Watches
Dec 1, 2018 • 48 min
Exclusive interview with founder of the New York City-based Analog/Shift, James Lamdin. In episode 7, the Calibre Podcast features CEO of the Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy sitting down with founder of the New York City-based Analog/Shift, James…
Jean-Claude Biver
Dec 1, 2018 • 60 min
An icon within the industry, discover more about his esteemed career at TAG Heuer, Hublot, Omega and more. In episode 6 of The Calibre Podcast, CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group, Brian Duffy joins Non-Executive Chairman of the LVMH Watchmaking…
History of Rolex with James Dowling
Nov 3, 2018 • 81 min
James Dowling, author of The Best of Time, Rolex Wristwatches talks through the history of Rolex. This episode of the Calibre Podcast CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy sits down with one of the most respected authorities in horology;…
François-Henry Bennahmias
Nov 3, 2018 • 31 min
A conversation on the history of Audemars Piguet with CEO of the brand, François-Henry Bennahmias. In episode 4 of the Calibre Podcast, CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group Brian Duffy sits down with the CEO of Audemars Piguet, François-Henry…
Entering a Digital Age
Oct 6, 2018 • 37 min
Tech journalist Rob Waugh joins our panel to discusses the impact of the digital revolution on Swiss Watch brands. In episode 3 of the Calibre Podcast CEO Brian Duffy and tech journalist/author Rob Waugh join Senior Specialist Watch Buyer, Faye Soteri in…
George Bamford
Oct 6, 2018 • 46 min
An exclusive interview with the founder of the Bamford Watch Department, George Bamford. In episode 2 of the Calibre Podcast, CEO Brian Duffy is joined by founder of the Bamford Watch Department, George Bamford. Amongst the discussion around George…
History of the Swiss Watch Industry
Oct 5, 2018 • 45 min
Listen to the history and background around the Swiss Watch industry. Welcome to the first episode of the Calibre Podcast, presented by Watches of Switzerland. Calibre Podcast will see our experts discuss timepieces, horology, and all things that make us…