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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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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Four Things You Need To Know About The New Breitling Navitimer 8 And CEO Georges Kern

 |  March 5th, 2018

If you are a watch lover, you have most likely seen the all-new Breitling Navitimer 8 on the Internet already since the traveling introductory “road show” has been going on around the world throughout the past month. Here, however, we bring you our interpretation of this new collection and why it matters. In fact, we bring you four things you need to know about the new Breitling Navitimer 8 line and about Georges Kern as he maneuvers through his first…

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Breitling Soars With New Chronoliner B04 – A Blue Beauty For the Holidays

 |  December 5th, 2017

Breitling’s longstanding dedication to accurately measuring flight times takes form in their newest timepiece the Chronoliner B04 – aptly nicknamed the “flight captain’s chronograph.” This signature chronometer allows the user to measure flight times while juggling timezones around the world. The Chonoliner features a Breitling Caliber B04 self-winding movement with 28,800 vibrations per hour and a 70-hour power reserve. For those who are constantly traveling the globe, the timepiece features a second timezone on the dial when in 24-hour mode, and…

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Meet the People: A Dozen of the Wealthiest Swiss Watch “Families” Today, and How I Know Them

 |  March 3rd, 2017

  Sure, Forbes has its billionaire lists and its highest-paid athletes/CEOS/celebs lists, but they don’t have the list that is currently out and circulating of the richest people in the Swiss watch industry. The wealthiest Swiss watch families include names we are all too familiar with, including Rupert, Hayek, Stern and Scheufele. Here we bring you a look at a dozen of the wealthiest Swiss watch  families (or individuals) today and how I know them. Recently our friends and colleagues…

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PGA Tour Golfer Jim Furyk Talks Ryder Cup Favorite Watches (Video)

 |  October 2nd, 2016

With the Ryder Cup in its final stages today, it seems a fitting time to take a look at some of the finest golfers out there. Crown & Caliber, on line retailer of certified pre-owned watches, has created a video interview with American golfer (PGA Tour) Jim Furyk — who talks about his favorite watch. Furyk holds the record for the lowest score in PGA Tour history with a 58, which he shot during the final round of the 2016…

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4 Things to Look for when Buying a Dive Watch

 |  August 27th, 2016

Planning your last hurrah of the summer? Maybe a Labor-Day-Weekend Dive trip? If so, you may want to think about having the right watch to accompany you on your dive into the deep blue seas. Today’s watch brands have pulled out all the stops, offering highly technical precision timepieces that easily withstand the elements. Here we bring you four important things to look for in a dive watch. 1) Water resistance Dive watches are not a new category, though they have gained in popularity…

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