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Raymond Weil extends Brit Awards partnership through to 2020

Raymond Weil extends Brit Awards partnership through to 2020

Raymond Weil has signed an extension for its partnership with The Brit Awards for a further three years. The deal means the Swiss watchmaker will continue as the Official Watch & Timing Partner to the UK’s premier music awards ceremony through to 2020, but which time it will have been working with the event for

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Bell & Ross reveals first watch of the year in association with Renault Formula One Team

With the start of the 2017 Formula 1 season just around the corner, motor racing teams are unveiling the cars that will compete for the championship this year along with watches from their timekeeping partners. Bell & Ross was quickest off the starting line with the launch of its BR03-94 RS17 on the same day that

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Oris raises money for shark research with limited edition Aquis

Oris is raising money for marine conservationists working to save sharks from extinction. The watchmaker has launched a special Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition that will raise money to help fight the threat to sharks, which some experts think could be lost from the world’s oceans within 40 years. Funds from Oris are paying for mini satellite

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Edox shows watchmaking prowess with skeletonised automatic Les Bémonts

Edox is reigniting its UK business this year, with a distributor expected to be announced at Baselworld. The boutique Swiss brand has a significant following in this country, who will welcome the craftsmanship and engineering that has gone into 2017 models like the Les Bémonts Automatic Shade of Time. The watch houses a Swiss-made Edox 85 self-winding


2017 Novelties: Pierre DeRoche adds GMT and power reserve to TNT

Pierre DeRoche has added a GMT display and power reserve indicator to a 2017 limited edition of its TNT collection. The watch houses a Dubois Dépraz automatic calibre in a 43mm case. The usual skeletonised dials associated with the TNT has been replaced by a full dial that the company says makes it easier to


MyKronoz pierces smartwatch screen to fit analogue hour and minute hands

Geneva-based MyKronoz has chosen the Mobile World Congress to launch its ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch that has mechanical hands as well as a circular colour touchscreen. The spindle for the hour and minute hands passes through the centre of the TFT touchscreen, so people can tell the time even when the screen is blank. Both

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Britain cements its place as the top European market for Swiss watches

The Swiss watch industry has suffered more morale-sapping news from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) with its latest report on world exports showing a 6.1% year-on-year fall for the month of January. With Baselworld just a month away, the market can take some encouragement that the protracted decline in exports has bottomed-out,


Christopher Ward adds regulator timepiece to its Aviation collection

Christopher Ward has added to its Aviation Collection with a limited edition named the C8 Regulator. The Swiss-made watch, which will retail online at the Christopher Ward website for £1,350, comes in a 44mm sandblasted DLC case housing a Unitas 6498 movement with JJ module. The matt black dial has brushed gunmetal and old radium


TAG Heuer and Longines given shop in shops at revamped Goldsmiths in Glasgow

Goldsmiths has reopened its Glasgow showroom in Buchanan Galleries after a refit that created dedicated shop in shops for TAG Heuer and Longines. The TAG Heuer space has been configured to promote the brand’s Connected Watch, which has exceeded expectations since launch and will see production of new models ramped up this year. The dedicated in-store space for