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The first and the last Swiss which was on the moon was a watch from Omega.
Switzerland was a picture postcard country. Even appointments used to be arranged by postcard.
When Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey crossed the border between North and South Korea in 2003, she wore red Bally shoes. These are now part of the Swiss National Museum’s collection.
China is the first new-yet-old world power. Remarkably, its re-emergence so far has been accomplished without armed conflict. Asia expert Urs Schoettli on the revival of the Middle Kingdom.
Swiss goaltender Gérald Rigolet wrote ice hockey history in 1971 when he played out the Pool B final without a mask.