VICTORIA GOMELSKY

January 16, 2018

Watches: IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates 150 Years

Advertisement GENEVA — In 1868, a 27-year-old American engineer named Florentine Ariosto Jones arrived in Schaffhausen, a Rhine River town in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, […]
January 15, 2018

Watches: Watch Brands Confront a Risky Business: The Secondhand Market

Advertisement About four years ago, Maximilian Büsser, founder of the boutique watch brand MB&F, bought his wife a 1970s Rolex Air-King for $2,500 on the website […]
November 15, 2017

The Watch World’s Billion Dollar Babies

Switzerland is home to hundreds of watch companies, the majority of which are small, relatively obscure operations that sell just enough to cover their production costs. […]
September 19, 2017

An Online Sale Site Caters to Independent Watchmakers

A sure sign that watchmakers are changing their ideas about online sales is the debut of Skolorr.com, an online marketplace for independent artisans and brands. “We’re […]
September 4, 2017

Custom Timepieces Seize the Moment

In 2003, when George Bamford founded Bamford Watch Department — a company that specialized in customizing Rolex sports watches by applying industrial case coatings, special finishes […]
May 17, 2017

On the Red Carpet: Stars, Diamonds and Style

When Charlize Theron wore a mismatched pair of mega-diamond earrings to the Academy Awards in February, social media went into overdrive. Echoing the recent tide of […]
March 25, 2017

How High Can the Haute Jewelry Market Go?

The luxury market, once considered immune to the twists and turns of the economy, has a weak spot, as the high-end watch industry knows all too […]
March 23, 2017

Time to Sell Online?

Over the last decade, as luxury retailers large and small grew to accept — then embrace — e-commerce, most Swiss watchmakers struck a tone of defiance, […]