Robin Swithinbank argues that tiny artisan independents are racing ahead of a stale Swiss watchmaking sector that is out-of-touch, irrelevant, not cool.
A new leadership team, headed by Alison Forrestal, a former Amazon and Diageo executive, is embarking on a root and branch overhaul of the company.
WATCHPRO Salon opens its doors tomorrow (Friday, November 12) until Saturday, November 13. Visit to see these extraordinary complicated watches.
Simon De Burton is witnessing the global auction business burst back into life with world records likely to tumble at the autumn sales in New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. But all eyes will be inexorably drawn to Geneva for the blockbuster deals this season as unique lots go under the hammer from the likes of Patek Philippe, F. P. Journe and Philippe Dufour.
Limited edition Longitude watches use the first of a new series of ENG300 movements made in Henley-upon-Thames.
Visitors to WATCHPRO Salon will be able to try and buy the first two Duckworth Prestex collections, one a quartz-based chronograph, the other a three hand automatic.
Dubai-based Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons runs the biggest Rolex store in the world and is also behind one of this year's largest watch events, Dubai Watch Week. Rob Corder meets with CCO Mohammed Seddiqi and head of Dubai Watch Week Hind Seddiqi to hear about what they have planned.
The pandemic has driven every auctioneer to improve its online service, and eBay is not standing still either.
Marathon is one of the biggest watch brands in the world you have probably never heard of. That is unless you are in the military, in which case you may have been trusting one of their ultra-rugged timepieces with your life for decades.
Advancing treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is by far the most valuable contribution the biennial Only Watch auction makes to the world, a cause that the watch industry has embraced as warmly as Luc Pettavino, who founded the fundraiser. The results of the auction also give a guide to what watch collectors value most these days in terms of brands, materials, styles, provenance and storytelling.