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WWD 3-23-2017 BASEL WEB Cover

Overview

Evening watches with dark faces are one of the key trends expected to be on show at the Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, which is taking place as there are glimmers of an upturn in the sector.

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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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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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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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Technology

Google Getting Fashionable With Smartwatches

The search giant is teaming with more brands as it sells connectivity on the wrist.

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The new Bulgari Serpenti watch with interchangeable leather strap.

Watches

Bulgari Launches Serpenti Watch Aimed at Millennials

Customers will be able to “compose” their personal Serpenti using a dedicated app installed on a tablet, with a total of 312 options on tap.

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Smartwatch Backlash: Ladies’ Watches Skew Glitzy, Feminine

Watches

Smartwatch Backlash: Ladies’ Watches Skew Glitzy, Feminine

As smartwatches settle into the market, jewelry timepieces are finding new fanfare as dressier, persona-driven alternatives.

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