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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Casual Cool: Omega Unveils Denim-Inspired Seamaster Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm Railmaster

 |  July 25th, 2018

Denim… .It screams relaxed. So it’s really cool to see a brand like Omega indulging in denim with a vintage-inspired watch that you just won’t want to pass up.   Inspired by the original 1957 Railmaster watch that was known for its anti-magnetic properties, Omega releases a new timepiece inspired by the past: The new denim-inspired Seamaster Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm Railmaster is crafted in stainless steel and features a blue jeans-like dial with indexes and hands in light gray…

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America Takes 23 Medals in the Winter Olympics 2018, Timed By Omega

 |  February 25th, 2018

The Winter Olympics 2018 have formally ended, and America took home nine gold medals, eight silver and six bronze for a total of 23 medals.  There were some highs and lows during the Olympics, but whenever there was a question about timing, Omega was there to answer it — with exact precision to one-millionth of a faction of a second. Omega served as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Winter Games for the first time in 1936  in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. A…

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The Most Complete Look At Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Limited Edition Collection Watches, And All Omega Olympic Watches For PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

 |  February 6th, 2018

The Winter 2018 Olympics begin this week and run until the  25th of February. The timing of the Olympics, done by Omega, is one of the most state-of-the-art concepts ever created.  From focusing down to thousandths of a second finishes, and clocking skiing and other winter events for ultimate precision in virtually live circumstances, timing is critical. In addition to timing the Olympics, Omega unveils a host of Omega Seamaster Olympic Games watches, including the Seamaster Olympic Games Gold Collection,…

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7 Women Insiders and Influencers in the Watch World Pick Their Top Watches Under $1K

 |  December 20th, 2017

I’ve been writing about watches (and jewelry) for 34 years and was the first woman watch editor in the USA back in the 1980’s. No easy feat to accomplish, by the way. In fact, I will be writing my story here soon. However, the point here is that I am not alone– there are a host of women around the world who have been covering watches for more than a dozen years and have carved their own niche in the…

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Top Watch Brands Unveil New Timepieces at WatchTime New York

 |  October 24th, 2017

Just last week, the third annual WatchTime New York (2017) show was held at the magnificent Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan. With more than 30 brands exhibiting watches – many of which had not yet been seen in the United States market– the day-and-a-half show attracted more than 1,200 watch lovers and collectors. This significant show in America is geared for the public rather than the retail trade and has continually gained in stature and attendance. The event opened on…

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Omega Hits the Movies in Dunkirk, Starring Tom Hardy and Omega CK2129

 |  July 31st, 2017

As the movie “Dunkirk” — directed by Christopher Nolan — is being screened in cinemas  across the country we see an Omega CK2129 watch on the wrist of Tom Hardy’s RAF character.  The concept for this movie, which portrays the allied soldiers who risked their lives at Dunkirk and throughout the war,  is not just about having a watch on the RAF wrist, but about having the right watch for the era on his wrist. According to Omega, 2,000 of…

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