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Watches

CEO TALKS: Breitling’s Georges Kern on Transformation and Ownership

The Swiss watch brand’s ceo discusses changes he has instituted in the last 18 months, and the future of the industry.

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Nick Hayek

Watches

Swatch Group Warns LVMH, Richemont Over Watch Parts

Nick Hayek, Swatch’s ceo, said the group would no longer supply LVMH and Richemont brands with parts after their contracts run out at the end of the year.

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Raynald Aeschlimann

Designer and Luxury

CEO Talks: Omega’s Raynald Aeschlimann Gears Up

The Swiss watchmaker is targeting Millennials via Kaia Gerber and family, and tiptoeing toward online selling.

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The Michael Kors Sofie watch, the Chanel Premiere Camelia Skeleton watch, and the Dior Grand Sir Botanic watch.

Watches

Watch Brands’ Latest Look: Classic Styles

As the sector continues to struggle, brands at Baselworld focused on mechanical watches and vintage-looking styles.

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Gucci's new watches and jewelry is now following the design codes of Alessandro Michele.

Jewelry

Gucci’s Reinvention Rolls On to Watches and Jewelry

The brand’s design elements being introduced by Alessandro Michele are being utilized in the watch and jewelry collections.

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Atlelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry Collection

Jewelry

Swarovski Mulls Expanding Fine Jewelry Beyond China

Executives are expected to decide by the end of the year whether to launch the fine jewelry collection in Europe and perhaps other markets.

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Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze

Watches

Tudor and Breitling Alliance Sparks Speculation

The Swiss watchmakers have agreed to exchange movements, in what points to closer links between the two fiercely independent brands.

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Patrick Dempsey at the Tag Heuer press conference.

Fashion Scoops

Patrick Dempsey and Jon Kortajarena Light Up Baselworld Fair

The actor presented a Tag Heuer film he directed and stars in, while the Spanish model was introduced as a Bulgari watch ambassador.

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Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar

Watches

Industry Sees Wave of Takeovers

The sector’s tough times have resulted in the sale of a string of brands, with many of the buyers from the Far East.

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A look from Corum.

Watches

Corum Returns to Growth Path With Chinese Backing

Acquired by Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group four years ago, the venerable Swiss watch brand has returned to profit with growing sales.

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

Watches

No Time for Doubt: Optimism Reigns as Baselworld Begins

Watchmakers and jewelers continue to face significant challenges, but most brands remain upbeat about 2017.

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Watches

Baselworld Facts and Figures

A few details about the world’s largest watch fair — and things to do when you’re not at the exhibition.

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The Swatch store in Times Square.

Watches

Swatch CEO Predicts Growth After Dismal 2016

Nick Hayek said sales this year should grow by up to 9 percent after they plummeted 11 percent in 2016.

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The Swatch store in Times Square.

Financial

Swatch Group Net Profits Plunge 47% in 2016

The world’s biggest watchmaker grappled with plummeting margins caused by falling demand in many key markets and the strong Swiss franc.

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The Panthère de Cartier watch.

Watches

Time Will Tell: Watch Brands at SIHH Hope for Better 2017

After job cuts, slashing of inventories and other cost-saving measures last year, executives hope the worst is behind them.

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