OPINION: Rolex dials down the hype
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by Tracey Llewellyn
3w ago
Rolex’s shift towards tradition and precious metals could bring much-needed stability to the luxury watch market, suggests Tracey Llewellyn. In an industry often defined by frenetic activity and headline-grabbing releases, Rolex’s approach to its 2024 watch lineup represents a notable departure from recent trends. Eschewing the bold, colourful designs that have dominated its recent offerings […] The post OPINION: Rolex dials down the hype appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Eberhard & Co: Past and Future
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by Staff Writer
1M ago
Six years ago, the Swiss brand Eberhard & Co moved its headquarters from Biel to La Chaux-de-Fonds in the historic founding building. This was coincidentally very close to an important supplier of the chronograph specialist, with whom there was already a long-standing business relationship: Sellita. Incidentally, when general manager Mario Peserico talks about Sellita, he […] The post Eberhard & Co: Past and Future appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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CORDER’S COLUMN: Watches of Switzerland diversifies while narrowing focus on UK and USA
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by Rob Corder
1M ago
Potential investors in Watches of Switzerland Group have been looking for a reason to buy back in over recent months and they appeared to be encouraged by the business closing out FY24 in line with downgraded forecasts shared in January and a “cautiously optimistic” forecast for FY25 and beyond as its share price jumped 20% […] The post CORDER’S COLUMN: Watches of Switzerland diversifies while narrowing focus on UK and USA appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Watches of Switzerland shares jump 20% as CEO voices “cautious optimism” about FY25
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by Rebecca Butler
1M ago
Q4 revenue was down 4% in the UK and Europe for WOS, but group-wide performance was bolstered by impressive growth in the US The post Watches of Switzerland shares jump 20% as CEO voices “cautious optimism” about FY25 appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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OPINION: Taxing Times
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by Rob Corder
1M ago
Rob Corder worries that axing VAT rebates and the Margin Scheme are slowly strangling UK’s ultra luxury watch market with a vicious circle that is stripping the UK of its reputation as a destination for the finest timepieces in the world. Britain’s exit from the European Union was used as a trigger for two key […] The post OPINION: Taxing Times appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Christie’s shrugs-off cyber attack controversy by selling eight of Michael Schumacher’s watches for $4.4 million
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by Rob Corder
1M ago
A day late and under a cloud of controversy, eight watches from the private collection of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher sold today for $4.4 million, with an F.P. Journe Vagabondage, given to the seven-time world champion by former Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Jean Todt, achieving the highest price of $1,646,700. Christie’s, which sold […] The post Christie’s shrugs-off cyber attack controversy by selling eight of Michael Schumacher’s watches for $4.4 million appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Antiquorum hails ‘historic’ 50th-anniversary sale
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by Richard Holt
1M ago
The watch auctioneer Antiquorum has reported a ‘historic performance’ in its two-day Geneva sale. The international auction house was founded in the city in 1974, and this 50th anniversary sale brought in more than 14 million Swiss francs (just over £10m/$15 million) when the buyer’s premium had been added.  The highlights included two ultra-rare world […] The post Antiquorum hails ‘historic’ 50th-anniversary sale appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Nivada Grenchen launches bronze Depthmaster
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by Richard Holt
1M ago
Nivada Grenchen has unveiled a new bronze-cased version of its game-changing Depthmaster diving watch. The new watch is the latest addition to the growing range of watches that pay tribute to a number of classic lines released by the brand in the 20th century. Nivada Grenchen made a name for making high quality watches at […] The post Nivada Grenchen launches bronze Depthmaster appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Watches fit for a pair of kings head to auction
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by Richard Holt
1M ago
A Breguet originally sold to the late King Hassan II of Morocco is one of many regal gems on offer at the Watches of Knightsbridge sale on June 1. The gold Breguet Classique Extra Plat skeletonised watch was originally sold to King Hassan in a Paris boutique in 1973 for the kingly sum of 13,000 […] The post Watches fit for a pair of kings head to auction appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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Gardiner Houlgate’s upcoming auction promises a selection of rare watches up for grabs
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by Harriet Whitaker
1M ago
Gardiner Houlgate’s latest Watch Auction is a ‘Watch Fest’ with 1,132 lots going under the hammer over three days from the 20 – 22 May 2024. Day One is a sole private collection from the estate of the late Fred Crampton, a life long dealer and collector who passed away a couple of years ago. […] The post Gardiner Houlgate’s upcoming auction promises a selection of rare watches up for grabs appeared first on WATCHPRO ..read more
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