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Burberry has given an advanced preview of the 2015 watch collection it will launch this spring, featuring two exclusive models designed by Christopher Bailey, the company’s chief creative and chief executive officer. The Iconic Check collection compises a numbered limited...
Wolf will use this year’s Jewellery and Watch Show Birmingham to launch its 2015 ranges of jewellery boxes and watch winders. The family-run business, which celebrated its 180th anniversary last year, considers the UK to be its number one target...
  Hoptroff London, which was created last year after a successful crowd funding campaign, is looking to break into wholesaling to retailers in 2015.   The brand, created by physicist turned watch-making entrepreneur Richard Hoptroff, launched a fund raising drive on Kickstarter...
Cartier has revealed that it will increase prices in the eurozone by around 5% in order to offset some of the effect of the Swiss franc spiking last week. The Swiss National Bank removed a long-standing ceiling of 1.2 francs...
Speake-Marin has signed Hollywood icon Pierce Brosnan as its official brand ambassador. The Irish actor, best known for roles in the Thomas Crown Affair, Bond movies and Mama Mia, met with the watch brand’s founder, Peter Speake-Marin, on the set...
Patek Philippe appears to have abandoned thoughts of quitting Switzerland for a country with a more accommodating tax regime, and will now invest 450 million Swiss francs in a new factory in Geneva. Thierry Stern, the company’s chairman, was quoted...
  Swatch Group shares plunged 15% today as the market reacted to the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoning a cap on the franc’s value against the Euro.   Switzerland’s myriad watch makers will face the choice of raising export prices or cutting...
British wholesaler Sincrono, which is building a portfolio of independent watch brands, is introducing WRX Éditions Manufacture collections from Ralf Tech to UK retailers. Sincrono’s other brands include Paul Picot, Perseo and Michelsen, Smoothie Watch and The Chinese Timekeeper. Ralf Tech...
Panzera has appointed Brand Avenue Ltd. as its exclusive distributor for the UK market. The appointment follows the collapse of its former distributor Since 1853, which was declared insolvent earlier this month. Brand Avenue is building a portfolio of brands, with...
Apple released its software development kit for the Apple Watch yesterday. The Apple WatchKit gives developers tools to design apps for the smart watch before its release next year. “Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the...
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