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British imports of Swiss watches rises at fastest rate for two years

British imports of Swiss watches rises at fastest rate for two years

Exports of Swiss watches to the UK rose at their fastest rate for two years in June. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry recorded a spike of +35.6% of exports to the UK, compared to June 2016, the month of the Brexit vote that sent the pound tumbling. The UK imported watches worth CHF

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the Gentlemen's Singles final against  Marin Cilic of Croatia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 16, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas - Pool/Getty Images)

Rolex enjoys slam of slams as ambassadors win men’s and ladies’ titles at Wimbledon

Rolex ran back-to-back full page adverts in The Times today with pictures of Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza clutching their trophies for winning the men’s and ladies’ singles titles at Wimbledon. Rolex has also been the official timekeeper at Wimbledon since 1978, so you could call this a hat-trick of wins. The partnership between Rolex

Gina Drosos, Signet Jewelers CEO.

Signet Jewelers appoints first female CEO after Mark Light retires due to ill health

Signet Jewelers has appointed Gina Drosos as CEO in a smooth transition from Mark Light, who has announced he will retire at the end of July. Signet Jewelers is the US-based owner of Ernest Jones and H. Samuel in the UK. Ms Drosos, who has served as an independent director of Signet’s Board since 2012

Khloe Kardashian (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Khloé Kardashian reported to have bought $50,000 Patek Philippe timepiece

Khloé Kardashian may not be precisely target market for Patek Philippe, but the reality TV star, model and entrepreneur’s 70 million Instagram followers eagerly gobble up her style advice. So it will do the Swiss watchmaker little harm that Ms Kardashian has taken to social media to show her boyfriend, the basketball star Tristan Thompson

Georges Kern attends 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC)

Richemont’s watchmaking division left rudderless as Georges Kern quits

The watchmaking division of Richemont is searching for a new chief executive after Georges Kern quit after just four months heading the business. Mr Kern, who started his career at Richemont 17 years ago, was leading IWC last year when he was put in interim charge of the Watchmaking division in November. The position was


BREAKING NEWS: Patek Philippe springs nine new watches at grand exhibition

To mark the opening of its Art of Watches Grand Exhibition in New York this week, Patek Philippe has unveiled nine limited special editions of ladies’ and men’s watches that collectively present the watchmaking skills of the company. The new watches will be part of a 10 day presentation that will also include rare and historic pieces from

Watch Gang

WatchPro offers 10% discount to join monthly watch collecting club

WatchGang is offering a 10% discount to WatchPro readers who join their monthly watch collecting club. The US-based company claims to be the biggest watch collecting club in the world, and is looking to expand internationally. Members of WatchGang pay a monthly subscription fee starting at $25 per month for the entry level; $91 per

Louis Vuitton Smartwatch

Handbags at LVMH as stablemates Louis Vuitton and TAG Heuer clash in luxury smartwatch space

Louis Vuitton has joined LVMH stablemate TAG Heuer in launching a smartwatch for well-heeled customers. With a price tag of $2450 (£1900), the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is more expensive than the £1200 TAG Heuer Connected and the recently launched Montblanc  Summit smartwatch that is already on sale directly from the brand’s website £795. Even

bell & Ross Sotheby's

Sotheby’s celebrates Bell & Ross 25th anniversary with online auction of classics

It is the 25th anniversary of Bell & Ross this year, and to mark the occasion, Sotheby’s has opened an online-only auction featuring 25 wristwatches from the archive. The curated auction, which opens  today (July 11) and ends on July 25, aims to draw attention to the French brand’s design history. Sotheby’s promises Bell &


THE ONLY WATCH CHARITY AUCTION — Featuring watches 31-40

The Only Watch charity auction, which raises money for Muscular Dystrophy research, takes place in Geneva on November 11. Here, and in linked articles, WatchPro features unique watches created specially for the sale by the world’s leading watchmakers. The auction is being managed and run by Christie’s, which will accept bids both in the saleroom