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Liverpool success extends impact of Hublot partnership with Champions League

Liverpool success extends impact of Hublot partnership with Champions League

Liverpool Football Club have one foot in the final of this year’s UEFA Champions League, maintaining British interest in the tournament right through to its conclusion on May 26. Hublot retailers will be delighted with the British success, and will be eager to get their hands on a limited edition Classic Fusion Chronograph UEFA Champions


Swiss watch sales into UK channel dip in March as retailers wind down inventories

Data for March suggests that retailers in the UK took a cautious approach to holding sizeable inventories of Swiss watches ahead of this year’s main buying season. The Federation of Swiss Watch Industry recorded a 22.3% fall in exports of watches to the UK in March, compared to the same month in 2017. It is

JOB OF THE DAY: International Sales Manager for International Luxury Group

International Luxury Group is seeking an International Sales Manager to head up one of our key sales divisions and work with one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of watches to both retailers and distributors Globally.  The appointee can be based either in the UK or Europe and is expected to travel 50% of the time. The

Fossil pounces on smart sports watches market with Puma global licensing deal

Fossil Group has signed a global license agreement with sportswear and equipment company Puma for the design, development and distribution of watches and smartwatches. The licensing deal will see the first watches hitting stores in 2019, and will run through to 2028 and takes Fossil into the sports accessories market that is stronger for smartwatches

Guess Watches works with Barclays bPay to bring contactless payments to fashion watches

Sequel UK welcomed retail partners, journalists and influencers to London last week to unveil the AW18 watch collections from Guess and Gc. The East London venue was hard to miss thanks to a Graffiti mural that aimed to bring a taste of Guess’ home city of Los Angeles to the gathering. Highlights of the Guess range

Loomes offers £8000 timepiece to cross-country winner at Rockingham horse trials

Watchmaker Loomes will be giving away one of its British made watches as a prize at this year’s Rockingham horse trials as part of its official timekeeper partnership for the event. Loomes is a small traditional watchmaking firm, producing around a hundred wristwatches a year from its Stamford workshops. Most, like its Robin range, are

Salvatore Ferragamo uses flower power to drive sales of its Fiore family

Salvatore Ferragamo, part of Timex Group’s Swiss Luxury Division, is taking inspiration from a show created by the maison’s founder in 1947 for its latest ladies’ watch collection. The Fiore family uses a flower-shaped case from the Salvatore Ferragamo archive in watches with a lacquered top ring. A 24 mm  version is available either in black or white

Pragnell earns Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustained export growth

Pragnell has been recognised for the success of its growing luxury jewellery and watch business with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The business, with showrooms in Stratford-upon-Avon and London’s Mayfair, was chosen for the gong in the International Trade category of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise due to “sustained export growth and a ten-part international

Netflix star steps up to the mark as Kronaby’s first global brand ambassador

Contemporary connected watch brand Kronaby has inked a deal with Matias Varela, best known for his role in Netflix’s Narcos. The Swedish actor has also appeared in Assassin´s Creed, Point Break and the high-octane Swedish crime thriller Easy Money. Kronaby, which also hails from Sweden, is an early pioneer in quality connected hybrid timepieces. Its mission