Jean-Claude Biver commits to seven more years driving Zenith into the future

Jean-Claude Biver commits to seven more years driving Zenith into the future

Zenith will be the last watch company that Jean-Claude Biver will lead, the legendary watch executive told a press conference at Baselworld yesterday. But if LVMH executives think they should be preparing a pitch for the top job when Mr Biver retires, they should relax. The 68-year-old said he intends to continue for another seven

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Wearable payments firm secures major watch brands for launch

Contactless wearable payments company Tappy Technologies has secured renowned international watch brands ahead of its launch this week. The launch partnership will see Tappy’s payment technology embedded into traditional timepieces from partners including: Ted Baker, Mondaine, Technos, NEWATCH and SAGA. Tappy is a specialist in contactless wearable payments and is a Global Wearable Program Partner


EXCLUSIVE: Bremont flies the flag at ‘British Embassy’ in Basel

British aviation watch sensation, Bremont, has announced that it will be hosting a night for British watch retailers at this year’s Baselworld. The brand has chosen the hugely popular Fish Inn pub across the road from Hall 1 of the exhibition, colloquially and affectionately known as ‘the Pickwick’ or the ‘British Embassy’ by the Brits


Supermodel Kendall Jenner signed as face of Daniel Wellington watches

Kendall Jenner has been unveiled as the face of Daniel Wellington’s 2017 Classic Petite ladies collection. The supermodel, entrepreneur, TV and social media star is one of the hottest celebrities on the planet, and is already promoting Daniel Wellington watches to her legion of social media followers. She is sister to reality television celebrities Kourtney, Kim


Rebellion Timepieces partners with Zenvo supercar specialist

Rebellion Timepieces has signed a strategic partnership with Zenvo Automotive, a Danish supercar maker. The partnership is more than simple sponsorship and branding. It extends into technical collaboration on engineering, data and testing with Rebellion Racing, the endurance car racing team of the watch brand. A limited edition Predator 2.0 GMT Zenvo timepiece was revealed


How the Press and public reacted to the TAG Heuer Modular Connected

Like a Broadway director, Jean-Claude Biver will be waking up this morning wondering whether the assembled media who witnessed the launch of TAG Heuer’s Modular Connected, liked what they saw. He need not worry about the press reviews. The transformable watch, which can be switched between an Android Wear 2.0-based smartphone and a mechanical timepiece

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CORDER’S COLUMN: TAG Heuer Modular Connected could be the Pandora charm bracelet of the watch world

Jean-Claude Biver’s press conference to announce the second generation TAG Heuer Modular Connected wristwatch was designed to impress the amassed media. But journalists can be a cynical bunch, so a sun-soaked drinks reception on the shores of an Alpine lake was not guaranteed to get them onside. The reality is that the Modular Connected, details of

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IN VIDEO: See how the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 spans old and new watch worlds

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer unveiled the second generation of its connected watch, with its partners Intel and Google in complementing announcements taking place in Switzerland and California:  In Switzerland, the press conference, held near the highly symbolic Rütli Meadow in the heart of Switzerland, was led by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer & President of

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BREAKING NEWS: TAG Heuer creates connected and mechanical transformer timepiece

There were raised eyebrows when TAG Heuer slapped a £1100 price tag on its first Connected watch in 2015. The TAG badge appeared to treble the price of a watch that did pretty much what most other £350 smartwatches were doing at the time. The lure of a connection to the Swiss watchmaker worked its


SNEAK PEEK: Hamilton takes flight to Basel with 2017 Khaki X-Wind

Hamilton’s Khaki Aviation line is renowned for providing classic aviator styling and functions specific to pilots’ needs. The brand can chart its aviation history back to the very first flight made between New York and Washington by the US postal service, when a pilot was wearing a Hamilton timepiece. 2017 sees the introduction of the