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Rolex testimonee storms to victory at Royal Birkdale

Rolex testimonee storms to victory at Royal Birkdale

Rolex testimonee Jordan Spieth has won the 146th Royal Birkdale Open, becoming the Champion Golfer of the Year for the first time in his career. Spieth joins an exclusive list of players to have won the original Major championship in professional golf, including fellow Rolex testimonees Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, known as


Swatch Group recovers from 2016 slump with marginal growth in H1

Following a torrid 12 month period, watch and jewellery company Swatch Group has reported a slight growth sales for the first six months of 2017. Group net sales were 1.2% at constant exchange rates, while sales growth figures showed an increase of 2.9% at constant rate in the watches and jewellery segment (excluding production). Sales

MIDHURST, ENGLAND - JULY 23:  A general view of the atmosphere at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Polo Final at Cowdray Park on July 23, 2017 in Midhurst, England.  

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Reverso timepieces awarded to British polo champions

Jaeger-LeCoultre has honoured the winners of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup with four personalised Reverso watches. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup is played to decide the British Open Polo Championship and is the premier polo tournament in the world. Jaeger-Le-Coultre’s association with the sport stretches back 86 years, when the Reverso was created to withstand a game

Alexey Smertin, Pele, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot and Philippe Le Floc'h, CCO of FIFA (PRNewsfoto/Hublot)

Watchmaker shoots for 2018 FIFA World Cup success

  In anticipation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia Hublot has opened the doors of its latest location in the city. The Moscow-based 120sqm store, which opened one year ahead of the FIFA World Cup kick off, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Red Square. The brand’s CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, CCO of FIFA

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 17:  Rosamund Pike (L) and IWC CEO Georges Kern attend the IWC Schaffhausen "Decoding the Beauty of Time" Gala Dinner during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, .  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for IWC) *** Local Caption *** Rosamund Pike; Georges Kern

Breitling sources confirm rival Richemont’s watch chief is its new CEO

Breitling has appointed Richemont chief of watchmaking, digital and marketing as its new CEO, sources close to the brand have confirmed to WatchPro. His appointment as the company’s new leader comes after his unexpected departure from Richemont last week. Following Mr Kern’s resignation rumours quickly emerged that the Richemont chief was heading for a rival company.

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Patek Philippe to increase prices by 5.5%

Watch giant Patek Philippe intends to raise its prices by 5.5% in the UK, WatchPro has learned. Retailers were notified of the increase this week, with the new price list set to take effect from September 1. Sources told WatchPro that the Swiss brand had cited the “weak pound” for the rise, which is understood