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Close-Up: Hublot’s Tonneau-Shaped “Spirit of Big Bang” Collection

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First glimpsed during last year's SIHH week in Geneva, The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watches are a bit of a departure for the brand in that they are all in tonneau cases — a style Hublot has … [Read more...]


Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

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  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the few years since we last … [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 nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]


Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2015

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"Watch Insider" Alexander Linz spent Baselworld 2015 dashing back and forth to photograph new products and interview the big hitters of the watch world. Here are links to audio files of the … [Read more...]


Introducing the “Real” TAG Heuer Carrera CH80

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A few months ago, TAG Heuer presented a brand new in-house calibre called 1969. It was clear then that Baselworld 2014 would be the place where TAG Heuer would unveil a new watch containing that … [Read more...]


Time is Money: The 26 Richest Swiss Watch Barons

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Each year the respected Swiss business magazine, Bilan, publishes a list of the 300 richest Swiss with a rough estimate of their fortunes. For this article we examined the list for you to see which … [Read more...]


Hublot Breaks Ground on Its New Manufacture

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To accommodate its continued growth, and to further assist in the verticalization of its watch production, Hublot began construction of a second building that will more than double the surface area of … [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 … [Read more...]


2011: The Year in Review Quiz, Part 1

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It's December, and you know what that means. It's time to look back. Have you been paying attention for the past 12 months? You knew there would be a quiz, right? Say goodbye to 2011 with this little … [Read more...]


Marc Michel-Amadry Appointed Managing Director of Sotheby’s Switzerland

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Marc Michel-Amadry has been named as managing director of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Mr Michel-Amadry will divide his time between Sotheby’s Zurich and Geneva. Sotheby's said the re-establishment of a … [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 … [Read more...]


EU Probes Watch Manufacturers Over Parts Supply Policies

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European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have announced that they will investigate claims that luxury watch manufacturers are refusing to supply spare parts to independent watchmakers and repairers, a … [Read more...]


LVMH Reports Strong First Half Results

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LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded revenue of €10.3 billion in the first half of 2011, an increase of 13%. Profit for the first half rose to €2.223 million, an increase of 22% compared to … [Read more...]


TAG Heuer’s First U.S. Boutique: The Store, and the Story Behind It

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TAG Heuer formally opened its first-ever USA boutique with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas on June 2. Attendees included TAG Heuer worldwide CEO Jean-Christophe Babin … [Read more...]


LVMH Acquires Majority Stake in Bulgari

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In a deal that was finalized last night, France's LVMH will acquire the Bulgari family’s majority shareholding in Bulgari S.p.A. LVMH will issue 16.5 million shares in exchange for the 152.5 million … [Read more...]


2010: The Year In Review Quiz, Part II

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Once again we look at the biggest and smallest stories of the year. Were you paying attention? As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]


LVMH Acquires Stake in Hermès

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LVMH, owner of TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith, has acquired 17.1% of French fashion house Hermès for approximately $2 billion. Founded in 1837, Hermès is perhaps best known for scarves, ties and … [Read more...]


LVMH Watch and Jewelry Sales Jump 29%

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Revenue for the Watches and Jewelry division of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, climbed to €687 million for the first nine months of 2010, an increase of 29% over the same period last … [Read more...]


Rolex Romps 7 Million Chronometers in a Decade

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Watch enthusiasts know that when it comes to producing Swiss chronometers, there are the Big Three Brands – Rolex, Omega and Breitling – and then there’s all the rest. Just how big the Big Three … [Read more...]


Ulysse Nardin, Audemars Piguet Raise Eurozone Prices as Sales Rebound

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Reuters correspondent Silke Koltrowitz interviewed Ulysee Nardin President and CEO Rolf Schnyder and Audemars Piguet CEO Philippe Merk at the Global Luxury Summit in Paris earlier this month. Both men … [Read more...]


Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time GMT

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What is Spin Time? Does it determine whose top wins? Is it from particle physics? Perhaps in some neighborhoods, but not here. Spin Time is an innovate new collection from Louis Vuitton featuring … [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 … [Read more...]


BNB: RIP

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Movement maker BNB Concept is out of business. But its founder, and many of its watchmakers, have found a new gig. … [Read more...]


What Are These Guys Up To?

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TechnoMarine made a big splash a decade ago. A new team is hoping to do it again. The image of (left to right) Christian Viros, Vincent Perriard, and Steven Cohen, nearly up to their necks in … [Read more...]


Hublot Manufacture Officially Inaugurated

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Yesterday Hublot officially inaugurated is new manufacture and offices. Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver welcomed LVMH Group Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault and Philippe Pascal, President of the LVMH … [Read more...]


Executive Sweep

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September was a tough month for watch executives, and not just because of the continuing slump in sales. A small army of top executives – three worldwide CEOs, and five U.S. ones – resigned or … [Read more...]


Swatch Group Sales Beat Industry Averages

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Swatch Group AG’s half-year 2009 financial report sent the company’s shares higher on the strength of sales that outperformed industry averages and an indication that “signs of recovery” are … [Read more...]