Swatch Group Leaves Baselworld Fair Says Nick Hayek — Breaking Watch Industry News

 |  July 29th, 2018

In big news, the Swatch Group has announced that it will not be returning to exhibit at Baselworld 2019. Nick Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group, said that all of the Swatch Group brand will leave the fair, indicating that the Fair seemed to be more about making money than being cutting edge and progressive. This is a blow to the Baselworld, where the departure of more than 600 brands last year and before has already significantly reduced the number…

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Four Things You Need To Know About The New Breitling Navitimer 8 And CEO Georges Kern

 |  March 5th, 2018

If you are a watch lover, you have most likely seen the all-new Breitling Navitimer 8 on the Internet already since the traveling introductory “road show” has been going on around the world throughout the past month. Here, however, we bring you our interpretation of this new collection and why it matters. In fact, we bring you four things you need to know about the new Breitling Navitimer 8 line and about Georges Kern as he maneuvers through his first…

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Breitling Soars With New Chronoliner B04 – A Blue Beauty For the Holidays

 |  December 5th, 2017

Breitling’s longstanding dedication to accurately measuring flight times takes form in their newest timepiece the Chronoliner B04 – aptly nicknamed the “flight captain’s chronograph.” This signature chronometer allows the user to measure flight times while juggling timezones around the world. The Chonoliner features a Breitling Caliber B04 self-winding movement with 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 70-hour power reserve. For those who are constantly traveling the globe, the timepiece features a second timezone on the dial when in 24-hour mode, and…

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20 Top Watches for Father’s Day

 |  June 16th, 2017

Looking for the perfect gift for Dad this year? All week long we have featured some amazing watches that would suit any father or husband in true style. However, since we know that Father’s Day is Sunday and you may want a few more ideas, we bring you 20 top picks for Father’s Day gifts. Watches are a great gift because they make a statement on the wrist about the person wearing it. Whether the dad or husband in your life…

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Five Top Men’s Sport Watches at Baselworld 2017: Tudor, Breitling, Bell & Ross, Citizen, Frederique Constant

 |  March 26th, 2017

This is most definitely the year for sport watches at Baselworld. We have everything from superb car-inspired designs, to aviation and pilot watches, as well as dive watches emerging from brands we may never have thought we would see them. We can’t wait to bring you a strong, in-depth look at these watches and more when we return from Baselworld, but in the meantime, we invite you to take a look at these five top men’s sport watches — from…

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Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

 |  March 3rd, 2017

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring you a look at a dozen of the wealthiest Swiss watch  families (or individuals) today and how I know them. Recently our friends and colleagues…

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Luminescent Watches: How Watches Like Rolex, Tudor Get Their Glow

 |  December 21st, 2016

Today in history, in 1898, to be precise, husband-and-wife scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium. It was a discovery that would change lives forever, as the substance made its way into all walks life ranging from medical to watchmaking. Radium was the true start of the luminescent watch and the leader (albeit a killer one) of the pack of “glowing” watches hands and markers. Over the years, the way watches get their glow has changed significantly, but here is a look at how…

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