Watches

Swatch Group is the latest major watch company to pull out of the Baselworld exhibition, following the decision last year by Movado Group.

Watches

Swatch’s Exit Sparks Questions Over Baselworld’s Future

The watch group was the fair’s largest exhibitor, and its departure comes as brands increasingly are focused on selling direct to consumers.

clock July 31, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Basel, Switzerland, is set to host the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery show.

Watches

Swatch Group Leaves Baselworld

The group had shown brands Longines, Tissot, Breguet and Omega at the annual Swiss watchmaker event.

clock July 30, 2018Mimosa Spencer

The Hublot Digital Boutique.

Watches

Hublot Introduces Digital Boutique Program

The concept is intended to translate the in-store experience to a mobile consumer.

clock June 6, 2018Misty White Sidell

TAG Heuer has partnered with China's Lunar Exploration Program

Watches

Allure of Chinese Market Reshapes Watchmaking Industry

Chinese watch buyers are keeping a closer eye on value for money and increasingly turning to digital avenues for their purchases.

clock May 30, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Baume's Making Time Campaign

Watches

Richemont Debuts Its First New Watch Brand, Baume

Luxury group launches first new watch brand, which aims to trade on acquired brand Baume & Mercier’s heritage while pushing sustainability.

clock May 15, 2018Marcy Medina

Pete McLeod of Canada poses for a photograph during the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 29, 2018.

Watches

Hamilton Marks 100 Years as Aviator Watch Pioneer

The company is marking the milestone with the appointment of Canadian aerobatic race pilot Pete McLeod as its newest brand ambassador.

clock May 7, 2018Constance Droganes

Karl Lagerfeld.

Watches

EXCLUSIVE: Karl Lagerfeld Signs Watch Licensing Deal With Swarovski

The fashion label’s watches had been produced under license by Fossil Inc. since 2011.

clock May 7, 2018Joelle Diderich

Ulysse Nardin ad campaign

Watches

Sharks Rule Ulysse Nardin Campaign

The first publicity drive from new ceo Patrick Pruniaux pushes the high-end watchmaker’s nautical roots into cityscapes.

clock May 2, 2018Mimosa Spencer

IWC

Watches

IWC Unveils Sustainability Report

This is the first report aligned with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative — a first in the Swiss luxury watch industry.

clock April 16, 2018Lorelei Marfil

Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38

Watches

Watchmakers Show Off Survival Tools for an Apple Age at Baselworld

Exhibitors doubled down on mechanical skills in their fight against the industry’s bogeyman, the Apple Watch.

clock April 3, 2018Mimosa Spencer

José Mourinho, Diego Maradona and Usain Bolt at Hublot soccer event

Watches

Baselworld Opens With Gusto Despite Doubts About Future

Hublot kicked off festivities with a star-studded soccer match including Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt and José Mourhino.

clock March 22, 2018Mimosa Spencer

A look from Alexandre Meerson.

Watches

It’s All a Blur: Brands See Boundaries Between Offline, Online Dissolve

The big watch brands need to be everywhere if they want to capture a new audience.

clock March 22, 2018Samantha Conti

Panerai's first and only chief executive officer, Angelo Bonati.

Watches

CEO Talks: Panerai’s Angelo Bonati on Retirement and Building the Brand

After 20 years, the luxury watch brand’s first and only ever chief executive officer retires at the end of March.

clock March 22, 2018Tiffany Ap

Asia has become a bright spot once again for the watch business. Above, Sam Hines, the global head of watches for Sotheby's holds up a timepiece.

Watches

Uptick in Asia Has Watches Sector Feeling Bullish Again

The trade in Asia — both retail and second-hand — is roaring again after a few sleepy years, but buyer behavior has evolved.

clock March 22, 2018Tiffany Ap

Vintage Omega Seamaster 300 from 1957

Watches

Watchmakers Look to Vintage, Secondhand Pieces to Get Closer to Clients

On the hunt for new ways to engage with clients, watchmakers are increasingly eyeing vintage and pre-owned timepieces.

clock March 22, 2018Mimosa Spencer

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