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Oris raises money for shark research with limited edition Aquis

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 The usual skeletonised dials associated with the TNT has been replaced by a full dial that the company says makes it easier to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

Jan17 watch sales

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,

2017 TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 43 MM

TAG reduces size of Carerra Heuer 01 from 45 to 43mm

TAG Heuer has reduced the size of its Carrera Heuer – 01 from 45mm to 43mm. Originally launched in 2015, the skeletonised chronograph was notable for its CHF 5000 price tag – a considerable investment, but viewed as a whole lot of craftsmanship for the money. The 2017 edition will be shown at Baselworld in

Mondaine Classic

Mondaine updates Classic with monochrome finishes and soft canvas strap

As custodian of the timeless Swiss Railway Clock design, Mondaine has never ventured far from the classic clean and highly legible format of that icon. 2017 is do different, and the new models show incremental updates to the classics rather than a dramatic change of course. The new Mondaine Classic, for example, has been subtly

Inhorgenta 2017

Inhorgenta attracts 27,500 watch and jewellery professionals to Munich

Inhorgenta in Munich welcomed 27,500 trade visitors from over 70 countries this month, a 5% increase over 2016, the organiser says. The show featured 987 exhibitors from 40 countries, 5% up on last year, most of which responded positively in surveys conducted after the show. “The positive mood could be noticed in all halls among the

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2017 NOVELTIES: Calvin Klein keeps it cool with City collection

Swatch Group’s Calvin Klein has trailed a number of models that will launch at Basel including the City, a classic watch for the modern professional gentleman. Black, silver, or cool grey dials are housed in polished stainless steel, pink gold PVD, brushed PVD grey or brushed PVD coffee cases. Two ETA movements are offered, one

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Mühle-Glashütte adds tachymeter to its 2017 Tutonia Sport chronograph

Mühle-Glashütte has added a tachymeter to its 2017 Tutonia Sport I chronograph, giving people the ability to record both time and speed over a distance of 100 metres. The watch will be presented to retailers for the first time at Baselworld next month. The German watchmaker believes the watch will appeal to speed lovers, and