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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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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Meet The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 Grand Feu

 |  March 25th, 2018

With a lot of big announcements and great new product being unveiled here at Baselworld, it is nice to see that some brands still offer classic elegance. Such is the case with Breguet, which introduces its Classique Tourbillion Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 watch now with a Grand Feu enamel dial. With a simply elegant interpretation of the tourbillon against a minimalist dal, this long-awaited addition to the Grandes Complications collection features a striking, white enamel dial with classic blued Breguet hands,…

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Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor ‘In A Leading Role’ for Darkest Hour, Wore Recreated Breguet Pocket Watch Originally Made For Winston Churchill

 |  March 6th, 2018

Last night at the Acadmy Awards, actor Gary Oldman won  “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for his  peformance in Darkest Hour. He also has won a Golden Globe award for the portrayal of Winston Churchill.  The  Darkest Hour  focuses on four  weeks during World War II and the decisions being made by British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, played by Oldman. In the movie, he wore a Breguet pocket watch that is a replica (in looks) of the original  Breguet pocket watch, No.765,  owned…

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Watch Collectors Unite: WatchTime New York 2017 Is Around The Corner

 |  October 6th, 2017

The industry event of the year is just around the corner. WatchTime New York brings together some of the most illustrious brands in the watch industry and opens them up to the public. Held at Gotham Hall in New York City, this two-day event welcomes 30 brands to center stage. Festivities kick off on October 13th during the WatchTime cocktail event. During this 3-hour event guests have the opportunity to meet brand executives, VIP’s, WatchTime editors, and some of the…

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Only Watch 2017 Part 2: Meet the Rest of the 49 Unique Watches Being Auctioned (Slide Show)

 |  July 13th, 2017

Earlier this week, we brought you news about OnlyWatch 2017, and showed half of the 49 (thus far) unique watches that are going up for auction in November for the seventh annual OnlyWatch event.   OnlyWatch is a charity auction with all proceeds going toward finding a cure for  t Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  As mentioned yesterday, these are all unique watches being donated by the brands for this event only. To heighten the attention, a  world tour of these watches begins in September…

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A Close Up Look at Only Watch 2017 Watches, Part 1 (Slide show)

 |  July 11th, 2017

This November, the seventh annual OnlyWatch auction will take place in Geneva on the 11th of the month. The event is one that pulls the finest watch brands in the world together for charity, as each participating brand (or company) donates a single one-off watch that goes up for charity auction. OnlyWatch is organized by Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the auction is led by Christie’s auction house. This year for the first time, in addition to individual…

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