Photo Report: Watches & Wonders Miami 2019, Miami Concours, Yacht Show

 |  February 28th, 2019

It’s  no secret that I get around. As a veteran journalist in the watch industry, my job is to go where the stories are. I can’t go to everything, but I try to say yes to al least half of the trips i am offered annually, and I always go to the important  shows. Such is the case with the recent second-annual Watches & Wonders Miami  that just took place in the Miami Design District. Organized by the Fondation de…

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Watch Lovers Won’t Want To Miss Watches & Wonders Miami On President’s Day Weekend

 |  February 7th, 2019

From February 15 to the 17th in sunny Miami, the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami show will take place, concurrent with the Miami Yacht Show and vintage auto show.  Watch lovers won’t want to miss this event. Just about 30 watch brands will be showcasing their newest watches here, and some are unveiling new timepieces for the first time. Led by the  Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in partnership with the Miami Design District.  Brands that are exhibiting in their…

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SIHH 2019 In Review: From Watches To Exhibition Space, Events And More

 |  January 23rd, 2019

If you were in attendance at this year’s SIHH, then — as the saying goes — “if you know, you know.” For those who weren’t there, however, we take you behind the scenes for a look at what went on at the 29th annual SIHH and around Geneva from January 13-18, 2019 — the good, the bad and the ugly. SIHH 2019 in Review: Right off the bat, I have to say that this was one of the most successful…

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Hands On With Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moonphases Equation of Time GMT Watch

 |  December 26th, 2018

Earlier this year at the SIHH 2018 in Geneva, Panerai unveiled its newest masterpiece: L’Astronomo. Also referred to as L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phase Equation of Time GMT, the 50 mm watch is the brand’s very first creation to have a moonphase indication  as well as a highly creative date indication system.  Recently, a very select group of journalists here in America were invited with Panerai to  Aspen to view the moon through the lens of renowned National Geographic…

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Video Demonstration of Panerai’s Interchangeable Straps for the Panerai Luminor Due Watches

 |  June 1st, 2018

This is definitely the year of versatility and choice in the watch industry, with many brands unveiling interchangeable straps with simple-change systems. Interestingly enough, Panerai is one such brand. For its all-new Panerai Luminor Due Collection, the brand releases a quick change system. The new Luminor Due watches are created in 38mm, 42mm, or 45mm sizes. With three days of power reserve, the automatic watch has three different versions — in steel and rose gold. Additionally, there are a host…

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Top Five Watch Industry Billionaires As Seen On Forbes Billionaires List

 |  May 29th, 2018

Recently, Forbes posted its 2018 World’s Billionaires list, wherein it named record 2,208 billionaires from around the globe. Interestingly enough, but not too surprisingly, there were some luxury goods owners from the watch industry on that list, including the CEO of two big watch groups, and a few others. Topping the watch brand and luxury goods list is Bernard Arnault & Family – coming in as number 4 on the list. Arnault is the Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet…

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Does Anyone Have A Score Card For The Revolving Doors Of The Swiss Watch Industry?

 |  April 25th, 2018

Well, I  am not going to sugar coat this. The Richemont Group is making some more changes in the ranks, and one or two of them are quite interesting.  Alain Zimmermann, long-time CEO of Baume & Mercier will be stepping aside in June as he heads into a newly created Richemont Corporate position as head of E-Commerce for all watch brands in the group.  This move — while sad for Baume & Mercier — is not a surprise to me.…

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