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Olivia Burton showcases new shop-in-shop concept

Olivia Burton showcases new shop-in-shop concept

British jewellery and watch brand Olivia Burton has introduced a new shopping concept for its wholesale partners. Launching in Hugh Rice’s new Luxe store in Wakefield, Olivia Burton has showcased a new shop-in-shop concept to make it easier for consumers to shop its collection of fashion jewellery and feminine watches. The new point of sale


Nomos helps sun worshipers maintain status and style on the beach

Nomos is determined to prove that luxury and style should not be sacrificed when heading to the beach. The German watchmaker has created a fresh collection within its Neomatic range that zings with sporty colour and is water-resistant to 200 metres. The Aqua series is a range of precise, extra water- resistant timepieces based on

Pop sensation Joe Jonas is the current face of Guess watches.

EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS: Waiting for sub-£500 fashion watch sales to re-surface

2016 was a tough year to be selling inexpensive watches, with the value of sales falling by almost 13%. But stories of the death of fashion and lifestyle watches have been greatly exaggerated, and the sector is actually worth more today than it was back in 2011. Sorting the winners from the losers is the

HH Academy App

Swiss foundation creates mobile phone app that teaches the basics of watchmaking

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Academy (HH Academy) has created a mobile phone app that guides complete novices through the basics of making a mechanical watch. HH Academy is a Swiss institution that promotes fine watchmaking worldwide, through its four missions to inform, train, recognise and organise. The mobile app introduces people to the


VIDEO OF THE DAY: Hublot shows how Ferrari learned how to design watches

Hublot, a long-term partner with  Ferrari, is dialing up its activity in 2017 because it is the 70th anniversary of the iconic car maker. The big launch at Baselworld was the Hublot Techframe Ferrari Toubillon Chronograph, which was almost entirely designed by the the team of Ferrari chief designer Flavio Manzoni. “They have really wanted for many

The President of LVMH Watch Division and TAG Heuer CEO, Jean-Claude Biver, says customers will shape the future of retail.

EXCLUSIVE: Jean-Claude Biver fears for future of retailers that underperform online

Jean-Claude Biver says that the move towards online retail is irresistible for watch brands because that is the way customers want to shop. The head of LVMH’s watch division, who is currently also CEO of TAG Heuer and Zenith, tells WatchPro: “Online retail is the future, and you will not be able to stop it.

Oliver Pollock

Luxury Watch Repairs plans to open workshops in Manchester and New York

Luxury Watch Repairs is planning to open facilities in Manchester and New York this year, as well as moving into larger premises close to its current Hatton Garden workshops in London. The company was created 18 months ago by Oliver Pollock, who previously traded in luxury watches before spotting an opportunity to move into the

Sales of higher-value models like the Eco-Drive helped support Citizen UK revenue in 2016.

BREAKING NEWS: Citizen reports sales rise to £26.6 million in the UK

Citizen Watch UK Limited increased revenue by 2% in 2016 to end the year with turnover of £26.6 million (up from £26.1 million in 2015). With a typical mark-up of x2.3, the value at retail of Citizen watches in the UK is likely to have been approximately £61 million. In accounts filed this week, the

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EXCLUSIVE: Megan Fox revealed as new face of Lotus watches

Lotus watches has unveiled Hollywood actress and model Megan Fox as its new brand ambassador. Ms Fox is immediately recognisable as one of the most beautiful and sexy women in the world, Lotus states. She will star in online and television advertising for Lotus watches and Lotus Style jewellery, which are distributed by Unique &

Avi-8 Flyboy Camouflage

VIDEO OF THE DAY: AVI-8 presents its 2017 Flyboy Automatic Camouflage watch

The AVI-8 Flyboy Camouflage collection is the latest addition to the brand’s Flyboy range of watches. Camouflage was used, and continues to be used in the theatre of modern air conflict. By employing different shades of colours that mimic the terrain that the planes would fly over, pilots could count on a certain element of