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12/12/14

TAG Heuer CEO resigns as brand lowers its sights

LVMH watch head Jean-Claude Biver will be running TAG Heuer for the forseeable future, following the resignation of Stéphane Linder. 

12/11/14

Shinola to open as many as 6 US stores next year

Watch company Shinola is mapping out locations for new standalone stores in the United States in 2015, its CEO Steven Bock told National Jeweler

12/09/14

Blancpain opens second standalone store in US

Luxury watch brand Blancpain expanded its presence in the United States when it opened its first West Coast boutique this month, located at the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. 

12/08/14

Watch owned by the 'King’ up for sale at Antiquorum

Watches given as gifts by two members of American “royalty”--an Omega Constellation owned by Elvis Presley as well as a Patek Philippe from former vice president of the United States Nelson Rockefeller--will highlight Antiquorum’s upcoming watch auction in New York. 

11/26/14

Movado sales slip in weak watch market

Slow overall watch sales and poor sell-through on its flagship brand overseas led to a disappointing third quarter for the Movado Group Inc.

11/25/14

The smartwatch has too (many) faces

Think consumers can ‘trick out’ their smartwatch with a virtual version of a mechanical timepiece’s face? Not on our watch, said some of the industry’s biggest brands.  

11/12/14

‘Holy Grail’ of watches garners $24M

The Henry Graves Supercomplication, the most complicated watch ever made entirely by human hand, cemented its status as the most valuable watch in auction history when it sold for $24 million at Sotheby’s Geneva Tuesday. 

10/16/14

Patek Philippe’s $2.6M, 175th anniversary watch

Patek Philippe has unveiled its most complicated and expensive wristwatch to date, the Grandmaster Chime. With six new watchmaking patents and 20 complications, the limited-edition timepiece has a $2.6 million price tag.

10/03/14

Sea-Dweller makes a splash at Antiquorum

A Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 that once belonged to oceanographer and filmmaker Philippe Cousteau Sr. exceeded its pre-sale estimate when it sold for $183,750 at Antiquorum Tuesday.