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07/22/14

Appointments: Kering moves Sowind CEO to Gucci

Michele Sofisti will step down from his role as CEO of the Sowind Group to focus on running Gucci Watches and Jewelry as part of a reorganization at parent company Kering. 

07/11/14

‘Holy Grail’ of watches expected to sell for $16M

The most complicated watch ever made entirely by human hand is expected to sell for up to $16.8 million at Sotheby’s this November when the timepiece makes its first reappearance on the market in 15 years. 

07/09/14

The Apple iWatch: An industry upheaval?

The late Nicolas Hayek saved the day for the Swiss watch industry in the 1980s. Who will do the same to mitigate the impact of the iWatch today, columnist Jan Brassem asks.

07/08/14

Apple recruits TAG Heuer executive

TAG Heuer Vice President of Sales Patrick Pruniaux has left the company to join Apple, LVMH’s head of watch brands Jean-Claude Biver told CNBC in an interview last week. 

07/01/14

Patek Philippes top Antiquorum’s HK sale

A platinum Patek Philippe Ref. 3979 wristwatch sold for about $468,000 at Antiquorum’s sale of Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces on Saturday, the top lot of an auction heavy with examples from the famed watchmaker. 

06/26/14

Commemorative Patek Philippe to top Hong Kong sale

A limited-edition Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 made in platinum is expected to sell for about $593,400 at Antiquorum’s June 28 sale in Hong Kong.  

06/25/14

Swatch expands Tourbillon boutiques to Houston

The Swatch Group has opened a Tourbillon boutique in Houston, following the recent and successful opening of another store in Dallas, the brand announced.  

06/20/14

After a decade, Baume & Mercier returns to women

Baume & Mercier unveiled its first new women’s watch collection in nearly 12 years in an event this week held at New York’s Gotham Hall.  

06/16/14

From Oris, 5 new watches as it marks 110 years

Swiss watch brand Oris is marking its 110th year in business by introducing its first movement produced entirely in-house in 35 years.