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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Rolex New Guard Golfers Head Into The Open at Carnoustie

 |  July 19th, 2018

Beginning today and running until the 21st of July, the 147th Open at Carnoustie Golf Links promises to be challenging. In fact, the course on Scotland’s Angus coast is known as one of the toughest in the world, and is often referred to as “the beast.”  Partnering with the Open as the Official Timekeeper (since 1981): Rolex. In fact, Rolex has had a commitment to golf for more than half a century. It is that relationship with the sport that has…

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Seiko and Rolex Brand Ambassadors, Djokovic and Kerber, Win The Championships at Wimbledon

 |  July 16th, 2018

It’s a wrap. The Championships at Wimbledon have new winners in the men’s and women’s singles and both are watch brand ambassadors. Novak Djokovic takes the Grand Slam title (his first since the 2016 French Open) for men’s singles, and Angelique Kerber takes the victory for women’s singles. Djokovic is a Seiko brand ambassador, while Kerber is a Rolex brand ambassador. Novak Djokovic and Seiko Originally seeded 12th, Serbian-born Djokovic claimed his 13th Slam by first beating Rafael Nadal in…

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Fortuna Sells $2.2 Million at Summer Auctions, Including Quarter-Million-Dollar Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Watch

 |  July 10th, 2018

The relatively new auction house of Fortuna held its two-day Summer Auctions this past weekend, which included its first-ever Important Watches auction. In total, the New York auction sales revenue was just about $2.2 million, with about a quarter of that stemming from the watch auction. The highest ticket lot: a rare Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239, circa 1968. That watch was expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000. It sold for $212,500. Other highlights from the watch sale,…

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Rolex Celebrates 40 Years of Tennis At Wimbledon 2018

 |  July 2nd, 2018

  Luxury Swiss watch brand, Rolex, celebrates 40 years of deep commitment to tennis at this year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam tournaments, which run until July 15, 2018. In fact, The Championships, Wimbledon event is the first tennis involvement that Rolex joined – acting as the Official Timekeeper in 1978. Since then, the brand has grown its involvement in the court sport by leaps and bounds. Since that 1978 starter partnership at Wimbledon, Rolex has been the sponsor of two Grand…

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World Oceans Day: Rolex Defies the Elements, Goes Deep Into Ocean Exploration

 |  June 8th, 2018

Rolex has long been involved in the worlds of pioneering and exploration. This is the brand that has gone to the highest heights on the wrists of explorers conquering Mt. Everest more than half a century ago, to the deepest depths of the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean strapped to the Trieste Bathyscaphe, piloted by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh. Rolex was the first brand to introduce a truly water resistant watch, the Oyster, in 1926, and the brand…

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Phillips To Auction $3Million+ Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “The Unicorn” Ref. 6265

 |  March 13th, 2018

What may well be the only known vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in 18-karat white gold with white gold bracelet, “The Unicorn”  Reference 6265, is going up for auction by Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo.  It is estimated to sell for more than $3 million.  This makes the first time this extremely rare  watch will come to auction at the Daytona Ultimatum Auction on May 12, 2018  — and its sale goes for a good cause. Considered one of…

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