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NEWS FLASH: Omega opens its own online shopping portal

NEWS FLASH: Omega opens its own online shopping portal

Omega has opened its own online store in the United States and said that it expects more countries will follow in the near future. The news has been presented as part of steady march towards greater control of global sales channels direct to consumers, either online or via Omega’s own boutiques. “Omega will continue to

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BREAKING NEWS: Rotary sales slump in challenging 2016

The scale of challenges facing the new management of Rotary’s UK parent organisation The Dreyfuss Group Limited were laid bare today as accounts published at Companies House show turnover plunging by over one third last year. 2016 sales totaled £18 million, down 33.4% from £27 million in 2015. The group posted a full year operating

Amazon's fulfillment centre in Peterborough is gearing up for its busiest Black Friday ever. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFE        (Photo credit should read CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Seven-day Black Friday online sales expected to rise by 15% over 2016

Retail analyst IMRG expects Black Friday online sales to rise by 15% to £7.4 billion over the week from Friday, November 20 to Monday, November 27. The watch industry will hope that the discounting period will build momentum ahead of Christmas after October registered the first annual drop in sales since December last year. IMRG says that retailers

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IN VIDEO: Seksy reveals its Christmas television advertising

Ladies’ fashion watch brand Seksy will make its biggest ever advertising push ahead of Christmas. The brand, which is part of the Sekonda stable owned by Time Products, has revealed three adverts that will run across television and digital media slots. Seksy is promoting its Seksy Rocks collection, which use Swarovski crystals.   The collection is being launched

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Incoming Ulysse Nardin CEO makes immediate impact

The arrival of Ulysse Nardin’s new CEO in the summer has come at a timely moment for the watchmaker as it looks to expand internationally. Patrick Pruniaux took charge on August 28, reporting to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Luxury Watches and Jewellery, the brand’s parent group, and within weeks Ulysse Nardin was honoured with

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Accurist accelerates towards 2018 with publication of next year’s look books

Thoughts have already turned to 2018 for Accurist, which has unveiled look books for next year’s men’s and ladies’ pieces. The British watch brand, which was bought by Time Products in 2014, required root and branch redevelopment after a difficult few years, but the group says it is now ready for a major push. “2018

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Citizen kicks off its pre-Christmas television advertising today

Citizen kicks off its pre-Christmas television advertising today with five commercials promoting the company’s Promaster Collection and the ladies’ Diamond Collections. The TV slots will complement in-store point of sale materials and an extensive advertising campaign across lifestyle print titles, London Underground and social media. Key pieces in the multi-channel campaign include the men’s Promaster Altichron