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Watch Winders 101

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Watch winders are machines with a simple but vital task to perform for watch owners: ensuring that automatic (or self-winding) watches have sufficient energy for their clockwork drive by generating constant and steady motion. But that’s not all watch winders can do. The selection of models, sizes, designs and functions of available watch winders is as full of variety as the watch winders themselves. Watch winders can be differentiated based on their functions as well as their design (stand-up … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: 10 Things to Know

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Over the next few weeks you’ll be reading quite a bit about Baselworld. What is Baselworld exactly? Why is it so important? What happens there? Can I go? For the answers to these and more questions, read on. We’ve put together a list of 10 watch-centric FAQs, complete with images taken inside and outside the main hall, so you'll have all the basic facts about the huge show that gets under way this week.    … [Read more...]

Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking Watch

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The 56th Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, inspired this week's Watch to Watch, which comes from Gucci. A partner of the Recording Academy, organizers of the Grammys, since 2010, Gucci has introduced the latest timepiece in its Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking series, with a dial made of the same material as the famous Grammy Awards statuette. … [Read more...]

First Look: Emporio Armani’s New Mechanical Watch, the Armani Meccanico (Video)

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Following in the footsteps of brands like Hermès, Gucci, Chanel, and others, Emporio Armani has joined the growing club of fashion houses that are producing high-end watches with mechanical movements. Click here to find information on, and watch an official brand video for, the new Emporio Armani Meccanico collection, debuting this fall. … [Read more...]

5 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Made Men’s Mechanical Watches

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Watches bearing the names of big fashion houses tend to get written off by serious watch aficionados, who tend to think of them as only for ladies or, worse, only inexpensive pieces with quartz movements. In addition to brands like Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Chanel, who have taken strides to establish themselves in the world of men's mechanicals, here are five other such brands that may have flown under your radar. … [Read more...]

The Big Fix: Behind Girard-Perregaux’s Makeover

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The new Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk goes under the microscope in WatchTime's November-December issue, on sale now. In this feature from the June 2013 issue, we delve into how new Sowind Group CEO Michele Sofisti plans to cure what's been ailing that Swiss high-horology brand. … [Read more...]

Facetime August 31

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]

Gucci Takes the Plunge Into High Horology with New Gucci Dive Watch

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(As seen in the October issue of WatchTime.) At Baselworld, Gucci announced it will launch a new men’s watch that stands apart from the brand’s other watches. Due out next year, the Gucci Dive is an official divers’ watch, certified to adhere to ISO standard 6425. But what is most significant about it is its movement. … [Read more...]

Gucci Sync Supports Chime for Change Campaign

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Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry has selected the new Gucci Sync watch to represent Chime for Change, a campaign for women’s and girls’ empowerment founded by Gucci. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013 Day Three: Breguet, Jaquet Droz, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès

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Day Three at the Baselworld watch fair was packed, as my WatchTime editorial colleagues and I visited a slew of big-name watch brands and had the opportunity to check out their latest offerings for 2013, including horological milestones from Breguet and Girard-Perregaux. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Launches New Collection with Captain Sully Sullenberger

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New York's Standard Hotel was the site of an elegant soirée last week, as Jeanrichard announced a partnership with hero pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for the launch of its new 1861 and Terrascope watches, part of the brand's new, streamlined collection. … [Read more...]

Girard-Perregaux and Asia Society Southern California Honor Yao Ming

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Girard-Perregaux and the Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) partnered up last week at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel to honor legendary basketball personality Yao Ming at the ASSC's 2013 Annual Gala. 
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Gucci Launches New Watch for 2013 Grammy Awards

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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place this weekend in Los Angeles, and for the third year in a row, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry will release a new, Grammy-branded wristwatch to coincide with the music industry's biggest night. … [Read more...]

Gucci Collaborates with Chinese Actress Li Bingbing on Eco-Friendly Watch

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In addition to being a contributor to charities and the arts, Gucci Timepieces is also involved in environmental initiatives. The company is now collaborating with famous Chinese actress, and current face of Gucci Timepieces and Jewelery, Li Bingbing, to announce a new addition to its Bamboo collection, the eco-friendly Special Edition Li Bingbing Bamboo Timepiece and Bracelet. … [Read more...]

Gucci Timepieces Celebrates XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards

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Gucci timepieces will continue their partnership with the the Recording Academy, and the Latin Recording Academy at this year's Latin Grammy Awards. The exclusive two-year partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Latin Recording Academy began last year with the launch of a special-edition collection of timepieces and jewelry designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and inspired by the eclectic world of Latin American music. … [Read more...]

Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

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Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for 76 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Click here to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe Thompson's up-close-and-personal profile of Philippe and Thierry Stern from our December 2008 issue. … [Read more...]

Gucci Serves as Timekeeper at Steve Nash Foundation Charity Soccer Match

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On June 28th, Gucci Timepieces served as the official Timekeeper of the 5th Annual Steve Nash Foundation Showdown, an 8-a-side charity soccer match featuring NBA and professional soccer players to support the Steve Nash Foundation. The event took place at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side. To honor the Steve Nash Foundation’s commitment to providing resources to underserved children, Gucci Timepieces Managing Director Michael Benavente presented Steve Nash (two-time NBA Most … [Read more...]

Elegant Accessories: The Gucci Time Box by Scatola del Tempo

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Gucci has teamed up with Scatola del Tempo, an Italian manufacturer specializing in watch winders and boxes, to produce the Gucci Time Box, a luxuriously appointed watch winder that bears the design influence of Gucci's renowned creative director, Frida Giannini. … [Read more...]

Jennifer Hudson and Gucci Introduce New Grammy Museum Watch at L.A. Event

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On February 11, on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, Gucci Timepieces presented the third in its limited-edition Grammy collection of limited-production watches at a special event at the Grammy museum in Los Angeles — an event that also featured a live performance by Oscar and Grammy winner (and Gucci fan) Jennifer Hudson. … [Read more...]

Michele Sofisti Appointed CEO of Sowind Group

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PPR announced in Paris today the appointment of Michele Sofisti as CEO of Sowind Group, effective immediately. He will be seconded by Stefano Macaluso, Managing Director for Girard-Perregaux, and Massimo Macaluso, Managing Director for JeanRichard and the Manufacture, who remain in their current positions. Sofisti will also continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer Gucci Group Watches and Jewellery, and Member of the Board of Directors of Gucci Timepieces Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Japan. … [Read more...]

PPR Becomes the Majority Shareholder of Sowind Group

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Sowind Group and PPR jointly announced today the launch of a reserved capital increase of Sowind Group that will be fully subscribed by PPR. PPR will then become the majority shareholder of Sowind with a 50.1 % stake. PPR already owned a 23% share based on a strategic partnership agreement signed in 2008 when Sowind was controlled by Luigi Macaluso, who passed away in October last year. … [Read more...]

TechnoMarine Appoints Jacques-Philippe Auriol CEO

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The Board of TechnoMarine SA has announced the appointment of Jacques-Philippe Auriol as Chief Executive Officer of TechnoMarine SA with immediate effect. Since 2007, Mr. Auriol has been developing consulting business specializing in luxury goods strategy and distribution. … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Announces Reorganization

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Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard) has announced a management reorganization following the sudden death of Chairman Luigi Macaluso on October 27. Monica Mailander Macaluso has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Sowind Group holding company, while the directorship and operational management have been entrusted to Stefano and Massimo Macaluso, Chairman and CEO of Sowind SA respectively. … [Read more...]

Gucci Enters Grammy-inspired Partnership with The Recording Academy

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Gucci and The Recording Academy have announced an exclusive three-year partnership inspired by the Grammy Awards. This unique fashion and music collaboration will be brought to life through a special-edition collection of Gucci Grammy watches and jewelry designed by Gucci's Creative Director, Frida Giannini, proceeds from which will support restoration and preservation of milestone musical recordings for the enjoyment of future generations. … [Read more...]

What’s the Most Valuable Watch Brand? And Just How Valuable Is It?

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Each year the Millward Brown Optimor consulting firm issues a ranking of the world’s top brands. MBO uses a complex formula to estimate a brand’s worth. Only one brand whose primary product is watches made the list: Rolex. MBO estimates that Geneva-based Rolex is the world’s sixth most valuable luxury brand with a value of $4.74 billion. … [Read more...]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Watch Company Financial Results for 2009

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For the most part, the Great Recession of 2009 pretty much mugged corporate sales and profits. In the watch sector, for example, the Bulgari and Movado groups reported red ink for the year. But there were exceptions to the battered sales and profits syndrome. Fossil, for one, had its most profitable year ever. Here’s a survey of the full-year results of publicly traded firms who are watch industry players. … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Watches in the Movies

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In the February issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch Richard Dreyfuss wore as shark researcher Matt Hooper in Jaws. Not all movie watches take decades to identify. Test your knowledge in this quiz to see how well you know your Hollywood watch trivia. Hints in the form of answers appear at the end. … [Read more...]

Rolex Leads U.S. Watch Advertiser Pack

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U.S. luxury watch king Rolex was the top watch advertiser by far in the United States in 2008. TNS Media Intelligence, which tracks watch advertising across 17 media categories, estimates that Rolex spent $49.30 million on ad placements last year. The figure is more than $20 million more than the number two advertiser, Breitling, which spent $28.92 million, according to TNS. … [Read more...]