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Fossil Group doubles number of doors for its smartwatches and connected hybrids

Fossil Group doubles number of doors for its smartwatches and connected hybrids

Fossil Group will add touchscreen smartwatches to the collections of even more of its brands in 2018, the company has disclosed, although it has not yet named the brands. Five of Fossil’s current brand portfolio — Diesel, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Michael Kors and Misfit — already have new touchscreen watches launching in the next few

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Richemont appoints chief technology officer in preparation for a digital future

Richemont has added a chief technology officer and group human resources director to its senior executive committee as the Swiss luxury group continues to rebuild its top team after a boardroom shake-up and the defection of George Kern, its head of watchmaking, to Breitling. Dr Jean-Jacques van Oosten has been appointed to the newly created


Roger Dubuis races into partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corsa

Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corsa have screeched into a high octane partnership that screams extreme power and precision. Squadra Corsa is the racing arm of Lamborghini, and the collaboration was revealed today at its Italian R&D department, Centro Stile, where Roger Dubuis introduced the Excalibur Aventador S, named after Lamborghini’s iconic model. Roger Dubuis,


Richemont joins Swatch Group in Silicon Valley of Switzerland tech zone

Richemont has joined Swatch Group in opening a facility in Microcity, a tech park in Neuchâtel that aims to become the Silicon Valley of Swiss watchmaking. Richemont’s research and innovation director, Edouard Mignon, says the venture aims to help all watch brands in the group to invent and incubate new materials and advance mechanics for its timepieces. In


Richard Mille set for 30% increase in production over two years

Richard Mille, founder of his eponymous watch brand, says the company is rapidly increasing production and will make around 4600 timepieces next year, an increase of 30% units in just two years. The number may seem small, but this is a watch brand that made 70 limited edition McLaren F1 RM 50-03 (pictured above) and priced

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Kronaby sponsors WatchPro Awards as it builds bridges to Britain’s most innovative watch retailers

Kronaby has joined a growing list of watch brands and suppliers to sponsor the 2017 WatchPro Awards. The Swedish smartwatch maker says that the partnership sends an important message to British retailers about their commitment to working with them to develop the brand and drive sales. “Being a sponsor of such a key event in


IN PICTURES: Boca do Lobo’s watch winding works of art

Luxury interior design company Boca do Lobo has created a range of eclectic and unusual watch winders inspired by some of its favourite creative themes. The handcrafted objet, designed and made in Portugal, are made to appeal to the ultra-wealthy clients that appreciate Boca do Lobo’s furniture and other home accessories. Three models have been


Redd Retail Group officially launches Redd Retail HK Ltd during the Hong Kong Watch Fair

Redd Retail Group officially launched Redd Retail HK Ltd during the 2017 Hong Kong Watch Fair as the company builds a sales office in the country to target the Asia Pacific Region. Situated in the Packaging Pavilion, the debut exhibition stand was designed to strengthen our stance in the Far East market and build new relationships

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Zenith claims to have produced the world’s most accurate mechanical watch

Zenith built on its Baselworld claim to be the technological leader of the LVMH stable this week with the launch of Defy Lab chronographs along with the claim that they the world’s most accurate mechanical watches. The watch houses a reworked movement, the ZO 342, including an all-in-one oscillator that replaces around 30 mechanically linked components in a


Richemont returns to double-digit growth for first five months of 2017

A Richemont trading update for the first five months of the current financial year shows a 12% rise in global sales at constant exchange rates. The group’s jewellery maisons outpaced specialist watch brands, with jewellery sales increasing by 17% compared to 7% for watches. Sales increased in all regions, led by Asia Pacific. The strong performance