Watches


10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 22, 2020
Retail news from J.C. Penney and James Avery, saying goodbye to a beloved mentor, pre-layered looks, and more.

Baselworld’s Future, If Any, Remains Unclear

May 22, 2020
MCH Group shot down rumors it was moving to Lausanne but did confirm one thing—the show, wherever it is, won’t be called Baselworld.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 10, 2020
Neiman Marcus and Baselworld news, another convention goes virtual, a new jewelry movie lands on Netflix, and more.

Baselworld Cancels 2021 Show, Adjusts Refunds for 2020

May 7, 2020
MCH Group said it is looking into “new platforms” for the watch and jewelry show.

Christie’s to Auction 101 Cartier Clocks

April 23, 2020
They span nearly 80 years of clockmaking from the house, including “mystery” and “planet” displays.

Breitling Isn’t Holding Back Its 2020 Novelties

April 21, 2020
The Swiss watchmaker showed its three new collections on schedule, digitally.

Watches & Wonders 2020 Is Going Digital

April 21, 2020
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie will unveil a platform Saturday to bring the watch community and 30 brands together online.

TAG Heuer, Hublot, Zenith Are Also Leaving Baselworld

April 20, 2020
The announcement is another blow to the trade show, which lost Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard and Chanel last week.

Bob’s Watches Launches Affiliate Program for Independents

April 16, 2020
“Partners in Time” was created to provide retailers with incremental revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christie’s to Sell Patek Philippe Collection Worth $12M or More

April 15, 2020
There are 43 rare vintage and modern Patek Philippe watches in “The Titanium and Ruby Collection.”

Sotheby’s Offers 'Watches Weekly' Auctions

April 8, 2020
Its watch division will unveil a new selection of watches for sale online every seven days through April.

Postcard North Carolina: World Equestrian Games and Watches

October 23, 2018
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator dishes on equestrian elegance, pop-up shops and the possibility of a Longines smartwatch after traveling with the brand to North Carolina.

The Smart Watch That Converted Me to Wearables

October 18, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator thought she wasn’t interested in possessing any “smart” gear. Then she tested out a piece from Kronaby.

Why ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is Relevant Now

September 19, 2017
Here’s what Associate Editor Ashley Davis learned from tennis legend and Citizen brand ambassador Billie Jean King.

Shaking Up the World of Watchmaking: A Chat with Fiona Krüger

May 12, 2017
The Swiss watchmaker on being a woman in a male-dominated industry, her skeleton aesthetic and the place of watches in the world today.

Why People Still Wear Watches

April 13, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief also dives into what sizes they prefer and how they feel about smart devices in her post-Baselworld blog post.

Here’s the Latest in Wearable Tech

January 12, 2017
Google, Swarovski and Fossil are just a few of the brands introducing new models as the wearables category continues to expand.  

4 Trends from Baselworld 2016

March 30, 2016
Small, thinner watches and jewelry that transitions easily from day to night were among the trends our editor-in-chief spotted in Switzerland.

Milus embarks on historical mission

June 12, 2012
In the watch industry, brands constantly are on a quest to connect with their history and tradition, leading to the introduction of countless timepieces that “reach back into the archives” to pay homage to a milestone anniversary of one particular...

Excuse me, your watch is showing

December 14, 2011
During the course of my first year covering the watch industry, I was asked to cover an auction that included multiple lots of “erotic” watches, watches that contain a hidden-yet-naughty scene. After these watches appeared in several subsequent auctions, I...
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