National Jeweler Network

Watches

03/25/15

Swarovski’s toned-down timepieces and smart jewelry

At Baselworld, the brand introduced watches with more subtle crystals and had its new line of activity-tracking jewelry on display, which it is considering making available for wholesale distribution.

03/23/15

At Baselworld, Omega introduces the Master

The Swatch Group-owned brand debuted what it is calling its most advanced automatic watch ever, a timepiece certified as a “Master Chronometer.”

03/23/15

Patek Philippe debuts first pilot watch in decades

Inspired by pilot’s watches from the 1930s, Patek Philippe created the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time to appeal to a younger generation of watch buyers.

03/19/15

TAG Heuer to partner with Intel on smartwatch

Smartwatches are a focus at Baselworld 2015, and the biggest announcement so far belongs to TAG Heuer, which is teaming with Intel and Google on a connected device.

03/17/15

Breitling connects chronograph with smartphone

The brand’s new Caliber B55 Connected can record information from the wristwatch onto a smartphone, and the watch’s settings can be controlled from the phone as well.  

03/13/15

Swatch won’t ‘produce a mini mobile phone’

The Swatch Group is limiting its entry into the field of smartwatches to new models in its low-priced Swatch range and $2 near field communication chips.  

03/10/15

Apple Watch to hit stores in April

The much-anticipated smartwatch, which comes in 18-karat gold, will be sold in select specialty stores in addition to Apple’s own.

03/10/15

Jaeger-LeCoultre opens in Miami, more stores to come

Richemont has expanded its retail presence with the launch of a new Jaeger-LeCoultre store in Miami, and said it plans to open boutiques for the watch brand in Las Vegas, Vancouver and Toronto this spring as well.

02/26/15

Swatch watches ‘superlot’ could sell for $1M

Exclusive prototypes, limited and special edition watches, and artwork relating to the brand’s designs are all part of the huge lot of Swatch stuff Sotheby’s is offering this April.