Breitling Leaves Baselworld, Tudor Announces Plans To Build New Space, Baselworld Management Speaks Out

 |  April 15th, 2019

In a really not-unexpected move, Breitling announced that it will not be returning to Baselworld in 2020. Just a couple of weeks ago, we posted our Baselworld 2019 wrap-up article. There we mentioned that Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling, indicated that unless he and the show could work out a way for the brand to hold its recently inaugurated “summits,” the company would not be back because to Kern’s way of thinking, Baselworld is too late in the year for…

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Behind The Scenes At The Second Annual Movado Group Summit In Davos

 |  April 5th, 2019

Recently, at the second annual Movado Group Summit in Davos, Switzerland, a host of news, products, ventures and other exciting forays were not only unveiled, but also discussed in detail in a way that was lively, energetic and productive. While this was the second world Movado Group Summit to be held, it was the first one where a handful of press was selected to attend the three-day 2019 event, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them. Here…

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I’m Back With The Truth: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Baselworld 2019

 |  April 1st, 2019

Last Wednesday I finally returned from my 10-day Swiss junket that included a three-day stop in Davos with Movado (that’s an upcoming story in itself) followed by six days in Baselworld.  Here, I bring you an insider’s view of what Baselworld really went through this year  — the good, the bad and the ugly. And, believe me, as I have attended Baselworld for 35 years now, I think I’m a good judge. There is no denying that traffic was down significantly,…

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F1 Grand Prix Winner Mark Webber Talks About Motorsports and Rolex

 |  February 11th, 2019

In the throes of the 2019 racing season, and on the heels of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, we talked extensively in Austin (during F1 racing) with Mark Webber, Rolex brand ambassador and nine-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, FIA World Endurance Champion, Porsche ambassador, and Red Bull athlete Mark Alan Webber about racing, watches and precision. Recently, in my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I published parts of that interview, now I share it here.  The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2018:…

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SIHH 2019: Armin Strom Unveils $280,000 Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance Sapphire Watch

 |  January 17th, 2019

It was in late 2018 that Armin Strom announced the unveiling of its Dual Time Resonance watch –an oval beauty that is as precise as it is aesthetically and technically appealing. Now, just in time for SIHH, the brand releases a stunning sapphire-cased version — the Masterpiece 1 Dual Time Resonance Sapphire watch — complete with sapphire crystal case and casebook, and patented resonance clutch spring spring mechanism in the in-house-made ARF17 caliber. The Armin Strom  Dual Time Resonance Sapphire…

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Frederique Constant’s 30th Anniversary, Release of Grand Complications, Reconfirms Future Of Brand

 |  December 31st, 2018

With the year 2018 coming to a close, we reflect on some of the brands that celebrated in style this year. One such brand is Frederique Constant, a Swiss brand built on the relationship of value and quality. Just 30 years young, Frederique Constant has, nonetheless, put an indelible mark on time.  A few months ago, I traveled with the brand to Paris for its anniversary and for the unveiling of its limited edition Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece. The celebration…

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Video Interview: Giles English of Bremont Talks SuperSonic with Roberta Naas

 |  November 29th, 2018

Recently at WatchTime New York, we had the chance to interview Giles English, co-founder of the privately owned British watch brand Bremont. This British brand is making incredible inroads in building up the British watchmaking field again, and is even breaking ground for an all-new watch factory in Henley. In this video, English talks about the new Supersonic watch – that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Concord– with Roberta Naas, veteran watch journalist and founder of ATimelyPerspective.com. The watch…

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