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Breitling to Add Women’s Watches Starting in Spring 2020

"No one wants to wait anymore." Chief executive officer Georges Kern told WWD that watches should be…

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…

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…

CEO Talks: Omega’s Raynald Aeschlimann Gears Up

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

Watch Brands’ Latest Look: Classic Styles

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

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…

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…

Tudor and Breitling Alliance Sparks Speculation

The Swiss watchmakers have agreed to exchange movements, in what points to closer links between the two…

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…

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…

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…

No Time for Doubt: Optimism Reigns as Baselworld Begins

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

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.

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.

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…