Swiss Watch Exports up 14% to $2.56bn in May

Swiss Watch Exports up 14% to $2.56bn in May

Swiss watch exports surged during May, up 14.4 per cent year-on-year to $2.56bn, driven in part by a huge increase in Chinese sales. That follows a more modest increase in April of 6.8 per cent,...
Why the Hublot "Not for Sale" Watch is Such a Hit

Why the Hublot “Not for Sale” Watch is Such a Hit

The "courtesy watches" provided by Hublot to its customers have proved to be a victim of their own success. Owners have been so taken with the loan replacements - clearly marked "NOT FOR SALE" on...
Swiss Watch Exports Boosted by Hong Kong Recovery

Swiss Watch Exports Boosted by Hong Kong Recovery

Swiss watch exports enjoyed another surge during June, buoyed in part by a 46 per cent increase in sales to Hong Kong, its third biggest market. Overall foreign sales for the month were up by...
Rolex Tops List of World's $1.3bn Stolen Watches

Rolex Tops List of World’s $1.3bn Stolen Watches

More than $1.3bn of luxury watches were reported as stolen or lost in 2022, according to The Watch Register, as thefts surge by 60 per cent. The London-based company holds a database of almost 80,000...
One in 10 Luxury Watches are Fake, says Watchfinder CEO

One in 10 Luxury Watches are Fake, says Watchfinder CEO

As many as one in 10 luxury watches are fakes, says Arjen van de Vall, CEO of Watchfinder, the UK's largest seller of second-hand timepieces. He says it's getting harder and harder, even for his...
Last Emperor's Watch Sells for Record $6.2m

Last Emperor’s Watch Sells for Record $6.2m

A Patek Philippe owned by the last emperor of China sold for $6.2m at Phillips Hong Kong, smashing its pre-sale high estimate of $3m. It belonged to Aisin-Gioro Puyi, last emperor of the Qing Dynasty,...
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Jewellery retail news Online Watch Retailer WatchPilot Opens Their First Bricks & Mortar Store...

27th October 2022, Richmond, London UK: WatchPilot (www.watchpilot.co.uk), a UK based watch specialist retailer, will open their first high street store on 3rd November 2022, 6 George Street, Richmond, London, TW9 1JY, becoming a...
Time's Up: Bucherer Boss, 87, Sells to Rolex

Time’s Up: Bucherer Boss, 87, Sells to Rolex

Rolex is to buy Bucherer, the long-established watch retailer with over 100 sales outlets worldwide. The move will shake up the luxury watch market, giving Rolex far greater control over its distribution network and better...
Rolex Watches Last A Lifetime

True Or False: Do Rolex Watches Last A Lifetime?

It's only natural to want to know how long your Rolex will last if you decide to invest in a high-end timepiece. These timepieces are made to endure, but they still require some maintenance over...
4-ct Diamond Apple Watch for $15,000

4-ct Diamond Apple Watch for $15,000

A Swedish firm is selling diamond-encrusted versions of the Apple Watch 7, with a $15,000 price tag. Golden Concept says it will make a limited edition of just seven. Each watch features a special case,...

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