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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.
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.  
Swiss watch brand Oris is marking its 110th year in business by introducing its first movement produced entirely in-house in 35 years.
Columnist Jan Brassem says if and when it comes out, there’s no reason Apple’s highly anticipated iWatch shouldn’t be carried and sold by traditional retail jewelers.
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. 
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.
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.  
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. 
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