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CORDER’S COLUMN: Watches of Switzerland out to win the Euros

There is something poetic about Watches of Switzerland announcing today that it is planning to expand into the European Union in a month when the English football team has beaten every nation in continental Europe and has only to overcome Italy on Sunday to win the European Championship.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Audemars Piguet’s direct to consumer and Rolex’s wholesale model...

Audemars Piguet's CEO François-Henry Bennahmias may be convinced that its direct to consumer model is the only sustainable choice, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

CORDER’S COLUMN: It is time for Churchill, not Chamberlain

Our hard-won freedom must be returned on June 21.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Pent-up frustration

Ignoring an eighth straight week where deaths and hospitalisations have been below the UK's 5-year average, The Times tasked its two front page stories and its picture story to keeping people quivering under their beds.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Secondary thoughts

The second hand watch business is developing so much faster than the primary market, and its leading players are getting seriously rich.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Today’s opening must be irreversible

The resilience of Britain's watch retailers has been incredible over the past 13 months. It must not be tested again.

CORDER’S COLUMN: I do wonder about

The online version of Watches and Wonders has now swollen to include 40 watch brands showing their 2021 novelties. This is unquestionably a success for...

CORDER’S COLUMN: Jewellers and watch stores could be open in March

Government will unveil its timetable for easing lock down on February 22, but optimism is rising that non-essential stores will be among the first sectors to open.

CORDER’S COLUMN: In search of entertainment and inspiration

Another season of webinars from wooden CEOs presentations fills me with dread.

CORDER’S COLUMN: £113,775 for discontinued Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711? Are you...

Every January, Patek Philippe authorised dealers receive a list of watches that will be discontinued in the coming year. This time they were shocked to...