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Citizen seizes distribution of Alpina in the UK

Citizen seizes distribution of Alpina in the UK

Citizen has taken over distribution of Alpina watches in the UK.  Argento Fine Products brought Alpina and its stablemate watch brand Frederique Constant to the UK and has been distributor for them ever since. Both brands were bought by Citizen last year, leaving Argento fearing that it would lose its UK rights. Claudio Ferro told

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Movado unveils its first smartwatch at Baselworld

Movado unveiled its first smartwatch at Baselworld yesterday. The new collection is based on the latest Google Android Wear 2.0 platform, and includes digital watch faces that feature iconic Movado styles including the golden moon at 12 o’clock. Other Movado group brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss are partnering also partnering with Google with

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Rolexes smash pre-sale estimates at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions has smashed its pre-sale estimates on two rare Rolex models. The March auction promoted a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Military Submariner, ref. 5513 in stainless steel as its star lot. The model was ordered by the Ministry of  Defence in the early 1970s with specific requirements including fixed bars so that the

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Daisy Dixon London works with Britain’s Next Top Model to pick face of SS17

Inter City Group watch brand Daisy Dixon London will feature in the new season of Britain’s Next Top Model thanks to an official sponsorship deal with the program. Series 11, which begins tonight on Lifetime TV, is hosted by Abbey Clancy. The sixth episode of the series, first airing on April 20, is specially devoted

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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

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Beaverbrooks chairman appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester

The chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers has been appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester. Mark Adlestone, who was given an OBE for his business success and charity work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2015, will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out his role as The Queen’s representative in Greater Manchester. He may

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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

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Fears Watches introduces customisation service for its British gentlemens’ timepieces

Fears Watches, a 170 year old British watch brand brought back to life last year after a 60 year hiatus, is building its image around the desires of a classic English gentleman. The company has been relaunched by Nicholas Bowman-Scargill (pictured above), the original founder’s great-great-great-grandson, who exudes the air of a certain type of gentleman,

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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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