November 23, 2014

Collecting Watches in the Social Media Age

Technology is rapidly changing the landscape for high-end manufacturers and forcing companies to innovate to lure a new generation of customers.
November 22, 2014

How Switzerland Came to Dominate Watchmaking

The way the country reached the pinnacle of the luxury timepiece trade offers insights into the industrial age and into this very particular market.
November 7, 2014

Patek Philippe Celebrates 175th Anniversary in Style

The Swiss watchmaker marked its 175th year with the unveiling of six new pieces, including the Grandmaster Chime, which was seven years in the making.
November 7, 2014

Timepieces That Connect With a History of Exploration

Early explorers relied on mechanical timepieces for navigation; modern-day adventurers are carrying on the tradition.
November 30, 2013

Tudor Returns to U.S. Market

Tudor, part of the Rolex empire, is seeking to target the "young fashion, style and design guys.''
September 4, 2013

Watch Brands Look to the Ocean

A few watch brands have aligned themselves with nonprofit causes dedicated to the sea. Their most visible contributions, however, are ocean-theme timepieces.
September 4, 2013

Brands Reset Dial to ‘Price Is Right’

A pragmatic return to a broader market focus is a departure from the dark days of the financial crisis, when many Swiss watchmakers decided that the only way to survive was to flock to the high-end.
February 26, 2013

Keeping the Faith in a Seal of Quality

A private foundation has reinvigorated the hallmarking process for brands to obtain the long-coveted Poinçon de Genève.
January 21, 2013

A Late Kick Cheers Watchmakers

Business has been looking up for high-end retailers in the United States, and the Swiss watch industry is expected to have had record sales last year.
November 23, 2012

New Watch Market: Women Who Choose

Many luxury brands are fiercely courting fashion-saavy female clients. Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Girard-Perregaux and others are paying more attention to women buyers.