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Facade of Watches of Switzerland's Hudson Yards store.

Financial

Watches of Switzerland Reveals IPO Details Ahead of Float

The retailer announced its intention to join the London Stock Exchange earlier this month.

clock May 21, 2019Samantha Conti

Golshifteh Farahani

Parties

Dancing With the Stars at the Paris Opera Gala

Meg Ryan, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Golshifteh Farahani attended the Parisian institution’s 350th anniversary gala on Wednesday.

clock May 9, 2019Fleur Burlet

Watches of Switzerland SoHo storefront

Financial

Watches of Switzerland Sets Plan for IPO on the London Stock Exchange

The high-end watch and jewelry group had long been mulling a London IPO.

clock May 2, 2019Samantha Conti

The Rolex booth at the Baselworld 2019 fair

Watches

Breitling Opts Out of 2020 Baselworld, Rolex to Expand Fair Space

The watchmaker cited the later timing of next year’s fair, but did not rule out returning the following year.

clock April 15, 2019Mimosa Spencer

Baselworld fair

Watches

Baselworld’s Impact Felt in the Secondary Watch Market

The Swiss trade show’s product reveals can cause a run on a discontinued style or end up in the pre-owned space weeks after going on sale at retail.

clock March 21, 2019Thomas Waller

PICTURE BETH WALSHBusiness: Aurum chief executive Brian Duffy in the showroom at Elland Road.[reporter Tom Pegden]

Retail

Right Time: Brian Duffy on the Potential of the U.S., the Enduring Mystique of Rolex

Watches of Switzerland’s ceo Brian Duffy knows that no one really needs a new watch, and that’s the fun of it.

clock March 21, 2019Samantha Conti

Nike's new Techpack collection

Fashion Scoops

Nike Ranked Most Valuable Apparel Brand

The activewear and footwear giant is valued at $32 billion.

clock February 27, 2019Fiona Ma

Watches from Crown and Caliber’s Watchtoberfest

Watches

What to Watch: Online Retailers Begin to Shift Luxury Watch Market

Market gains by new e-commerce players have luxury brands rethinking their sales strategies.

clock January 3, 2019Thomas Waller

Inside the Watches of Switzerland SoHo flagship.

Watches

Watches of Switzerland Opens First U.S. Flagship in New York’s SoHo

The 8000-square-foot flagship is the lead-up to what will be two stores in New York, the second bowing at the Hudson Yards development in March 2019.

clock November 29, 2018Thomas Waller

Moshe Sadfie and Neri Oxman. Photo: Samantha Nandez/BFA.com

People

Architect, Urban Planner Moshe Safdie Intrigued by Fashion

Reconciling luxury fashion’s functional values versus its escalated prices is worth considering from his point of view.

clock October 19, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

The Paris National Opera ballet

Fashion Scoops

Paris Opera Ballet Kickstarts Season With Audience Participation

Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard and Stacy Martin turned out for performance, featuring costumes designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.

clock September 29, 2018Fleur Burlet

Stewart Wicht

Fashion Scoops

Rolex U.S. CEO Announces Retirement

Stewart Wicht will step down in December, and is set to receive the Jewelers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award shortly thereafter.

clock September 12, 2018Misty White Sidell

Luxury pawning

Financial

Cashing in on Luxury: Pawnbrokers Develop New Market

Rings and diamonds; handbags and accessories, and high-end watches are among the top-three categories most frequently taken to luxury pawnbrokers by consumers seeking quick cash.

clock August 9, 2018Micaela Marini Higgs

A rendering of Maison-de-Mode's pop-up shop at Houston Galleria.

Retail

Maison-de-Mode to Open Pop-up at Houston Galleria

Opening at the shopping center should yield data about new and potential consumers.

clock March 26, 2018Sharon Edelson

The 2018 Greenroom, hosted and designed by Rolex, reflects the brand and its Swissheritage. Rolex transports its Greenroom guests to a contemporary chalet in the Swiss mountains, surrounded by the Rolex atmosphere, in complete contrast to the outside metropolis of Los Angeles on Oscar night.

Fashion Scoops

Rolex Returns to Host and Design Oscars 2018 Greenroom

The luxury Swiss watch brand aims to transport Oscar nominees and presenters to a chic chalet in the Alps.

clock February 28, 2018Marcy Medina

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