“As far as I know, there is no other watch company that has been committed to protecting the environment for such a long time."
Following the launch of 18ct gold watches with in house tourbillon movements, WatchPro wants to find out how the push upmarket is affecting Gucci's strategy and tactics this year.
Moser's retail sales grew by 27% last year, but the company's CEO Edouard Meylan tells WatchPro he needs to get to physically presenting watches in order to maintain the brand's current momentum.
2020 was a year to forget for most watch brands but, for Matthias Breschan, the storm clouds had a silver lining thanks to his promotion last summer from running Rado to the top job at Longines.
Greubel Forsey is on a mission to attract a new generation of collectors and Mr Calce is the man with a plan.
CEO Antonio Calce has been tasked with maintaining the exclusivity of the apex watchmaker while pushing for growth with new collectors.
Chloe Spencer joined WOLF four years ago after starting her career on the shop floor at Midlands independent Francis & Gaye Jewellers and a spell at buying group The Company of Master Jewellers. Recently promoted to WOLF's UK sales director, reporting to Ian Martindale, she has not only seen the company through one of its most challenging years, she has helped it achieve record sales in 2020 and is on track to do the same in 2021.
WatchPro’s Rob Corder speaks to Cellini’s owner Leon Adams to see what the wider watch industry can learn from the rise of independent watchmakers.
It is 12 years since designer Giles Ellis decided to turn his hand to horology. 2020 was tough, but he is still standing and ready to present his rare and exclusive timepieces at WatchPro Salon in November.
It took years of hard graft to establish The Limited Edition's reputation for rare watches from independent makers. Now the strategy is bearing fruit.