In selling Apple Watch, London joins elite list
London Jewelers is slated to begin selling the Apple Watch Edition in two of its stores Friday, making it the lone U.S. specialty jeweler on the curated list of boutiques carrying the smartwatch.
Reissue of ‘The Rolex Bible’ now available
The Rolex guide from Zimbals helps retailers evaluate the brand’s watches and gives them tips on identifying fakes as well as examples of current counterfeits.
Shinola introduces its first moon phase dials
The Detroit-based, U.S.-made watch brand has two new quartz movements powering its new watches: moon phase versions of the Runwell and the Gomelsky, and a travel watch called The Rambler GMT.
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.
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.
Report: TAG Heuer to develop smartwatch
The head of LVMH’s watch division allegedly told a Swiss newspaper that TAG Heuer has plans to launch its own smartwatch, but that it must be original and different from Apple Watch.
5 facts about Apple Watch
Apple has unveiled its long-awaited entry into the “smartwatch” category, a timepiece it is simply calling Apple Watch, but remains mum on exactly where it will sell its latest introduction.
Movado watches commemorate Yankee captain
Movado has launched a collection of special-edition watches that celebrate brand ambassador and baseball star Derek Jeter, who will retire from the sport at the end of this year’s season.
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.
Report: Apple trademarking name for jewelry, watches
Apple reportedly has made filings in four different countries to extend its corporate trademark protection to include jewelry and watches, though it hasn’t yet moved to do so in the United States, a recent report states.
24 on-trend watches from Baselworld
Watches crafted in rose gold with gray straps and dials and the introduction of timepieces that are priced to sell--keeping in mind in today’s still-price-conscious consumer--are just two of the trends from Baselworld 2014.
Five new watches from TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer has updated the men’s and women’s Carerra models for 2014 ahead of a new and “very different” advertising campaign slated to launch in June.
From Basel: 5 new watches from Swarovski
A number of watches in rose gold PVD--a trend seen across the show--and lower-priced Octea watches were among the timepiece introductions from Austrian crystal company Swarovski.
From Basel: 5 watches from Tissot
Tissot debuted what it says is the world’s first touch-screen watch powered by solar energy, extending its line of tactile watches first introduced in 1999.
From Basel: 3 from Rado, 3 from Hamilton
Rado has extended its touch technology to men’s watches while Hamilton drew on models from the 1930s for inspiration in designing this year’s timepieces.
From Basel: 4 watches from Breitling
A larger Navitimer and a special series to mark the 30th anniversary of its pilot’s chronograph, the Chronomat, are among the introductions from Breitling.
From Basel: 5 watches from Seiko
Japanese watch company Seiko is bringing its line of adventure sport watches to the U.S. market for the first time and has a new collection designed to attract younger consumers, with prices starting below $200.
From Basel: 5 watches from 88 Rue du Rhone
Many of the new timepieces from 88 Rue du Rhone, the brand started by the grandsons of the late watchmaker Raymond Weil, reflect the brand’s focus going forward on aligning its marketing with the film industry.
From Basel: 5 watches from Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe will mark its 175th anniversary this year by introducing new watches in two waves: one at the Baselworld show and the other in the fall, when the brand will debut a number of limited-edition timepieces.
In Basel, the shows are about to begin
The trees are in early bloom, the white asparagus is coming in and the small Swiss town of Basel is buzzing once again for the annual Baselworld trade show, which has some company this year.
Apple’s iWatch: The next big thing
The most advanced smartwatch at the moment is the Samsung Galaxy Gear yet it lacks that special something, writes columnist Jan Brassem. But don’t take your eye off smartwatches just yet. The 2,000-pound gorilla in the wearable tech room -- Apple -- is watching and taking notes.
QVC introduces Celine Dion watch line
Grammy Award-winning singer Celine Dion is launching a watch collection that will be available exclusively on QVC called “Celine Dion Quintessential Timepieces.”
Watch News: Citizen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, more
Citizen Watch Company of America Inc. announced recently that it has introduced its first ladies’ watch that utilizes atomic timekeeping, an innovation previously available only in men’s models.
Watch news: Longines, Swatch, more
Longines is reviving the medical watch it first introduced in the 1960s, a timepiece that measures the wearer’s vital signs in addition to keeping time.