A major first for IWC Schaffhausen, which is to serve as official timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. This round-the-world team race with stopovers will start from Alicante in October 2011 and end in Galway, Ireland, in July 2012. Over the nine months between those two dates, the crews will cover 39,270 nautical miles across the world’s most unpredictable seas. IWC Schaffhausen will award the 24-hour record prize per leg, to be presented at the prizegiving ceremony held at each host port. The brand will also award a special prize for the fastest team over 24 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.



For the third year running, the 6 Nations Tournament is ticking to the time marked off by Graham London, which equips referees for 15 matches with a chronograph specially designed to help them ensure the smoothest possible timing of the matches: the Chronofighter Oversize Referee in titanium.



Brand-new Certina ambassador Ole Einar Bjørndalen is the world’s most titled biathlete. The Norvegian holds an unrivalled track record including 11 Olympic medals: six gold, four silver and one bronze. He has also won 14 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals in the major biathlon world championships. Next year’s biathlon world championships will be held near Switzerland in the Grand Bornand region of France.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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