Commentary: Swiss Watch Industry Still Ticking Despite Decline

Just about a week ago, Bloomberg published a very good article about the decline of Swiss watch exports and the factors influencing this fall. The article came on the heels of the release of industry export numbers by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Certain other online publications and blogs referenced the story in…

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Why the Nearly $12,000 IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is a Winner

Earlier this year at SIHH, IWC put a strong emphasis on its entire Pilot’s Watch collection, releasing some pretty impressive, vintage-inspired pieces. The one that stands out in our minds – and is coming to stores now — is the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph. A sure-fire collector item with a big reach for today’s consumers,…

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Fast Focus: Get Adventurous with Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic Watch

This year Jaeger-LeCoultre brings its much-loved Master Compressor to all new heights with the sporty yet stealth-looking  Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic. The 46mm case is crafted of high-tech ceramic and is fitted with a high-tech strap. The watch offers chronograph function, date, second time zone, hour, minute, day/night indicator and chronographs. It is power d…

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Monday Cheers! American Whiskey at its Finest, and the Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

With August upon us we enter what may be the hottest month of the year. So, cooling off and relaxing this month is in order (especially for the Swiss who are celebrating the country’s birth today). One brand that has ideas on how to do that is a new American-made blended whiskey brand: Virgil Kaine…

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Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia Join Omega for Planet Omega Ribbon Cutting at 98th PGA Championship

It officially started yesterday: the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol, Springfield, NJ. With a $10 million purse, the PGA Championship has drawn top golfers from around the world. While many of them are also watch brand ambassadors, the brand that garners the most attention at the PGA Championships is Omega, which serves as the Official…

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Philippe Leopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, Talks About the Significance and Design of the Piaget Polo S Line

Recently Piaget unveiled its newest Piaget Polo S watch in New York, where we also had the opportunity to talk to global CEO, Philippe Leopold Metzger about the launch of the new line that is created only in stainless steel and that represents a new opening price point for the brand. Consisting of five models,…

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