NEWS articles


Premium wearables pose ‘tangible threat’ to core Rolex business, claims report

Premium wearables pose ‘tangible threat’ to core Rolex business, claims report

A new report on the state of Swiss watchmaking has concluded that parts of the luxury market are on their way to becoming a “battlefield” for powerhouse brands such as Rolex. According to RE Analytics, which has just published a study entitled ‘Rolex: An industry under threat’, the rise of high-end smartwatches now pose a


Chronext watch shop hit by gang six months after police thwarted similar attack

Luxury watch retailer Chronext was surveying the damage at its store this morning after falling victim to a smash-and-grab raid just six months after Flying Squad detectives prevented a similar incident happening. The Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the raid, which took place at the Piccadilly boutique yesterday morning. Police were

Vintage Heuer

Specialist Heuer watches site relaunches and strikes new partnership, the specialist in buying and selling classic Heuer watches, relaunched its website this week to make it more user-friendly and unveil some new and important watches to collectors. The company has also inked a partnership with TAG collectors platform, Calibre 11, that will see it provide information on newly-arrived watches to readers of the


Reuters claims Richemont has signed watch movements deal with Swatch

Luxury watchmaker Richemont has reportedly inked a deal to buy mechanical watch movements from Swatch Group from 2020, according to Reuters. The news organisation did not quote officials from either company but said that “sources close to the matter” confirmed the agreement yesterday. The report gave few details, but noted that Swatch’s obligation to supply

Watches of Switzerland SIHH

Watches of Switzerland talks trends with live broadcasts from SIHH

Luxury timepieces retailer Watches of Switzerland has ramped up its digital and social media activities for SIHH this week by producing live video updates from the show. The Aurum Holdings brand has partnered with British GQ to create generate and create content from the show, including reports on new products and trends, and interviews with

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 2:  In this handout provided by Red Bull, Matt Hall of Australia performs during the finals at the seventh stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 2, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   (Photo by Mihai Stetcu/Red Bull via Getty Images)

Hamilton inks Red Bull Air Race agreement for 2017

Hamilton is the Official Timekeeper of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Featuring 14 of the best race pilots, among which Nicolas Ivanoff, the brand ambassador since 2005, the competition sees ultra-fast, lightweight racing planes navigate a low-level aerial track of 25 metre-high air-filled pylons. The 2017 race calendar will take place in