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A week ago, I hit the ground running in Geneva—literally. In town for the 27th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), I arrived around 11 a.m. last Monday on a red-eye flight from Newark International Airport (with a layover in Dublin), sprinted to my hotel, freshened up, and...

Victoria Gomelsky | January 22, 2017 | Off the Chain
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Walter Lange, who in his 60s rebuilt the long-shuttered watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, died on Jan. 17. He was 92. Founded in 1845 by Walter’s great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the watchmaker was expropriated in 1948 by the East German government. But in 1990, a year after the fall of...

Rob Bates | January 17, 2017
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Today, you can rent just about anything: accommodations (Airbnb), clothes (Rent the Runway), purses (Bag Borrow or Steal), and even boats (Boatbound). But when luxury exec Randy Brandoff investigated, he found no service that lets you borrow luxury watches. “When I saw it was not available,” he...

Rob Bates | January 13, 2017 | Cutting Remarks

Watch retailer Tourneau is up for sale, according to a report in Debtwire. The news service reported that Leonard Green & Partners, owner of the 31-store company, has engaged Houlihan Lokey to conduct the sale. A later report in the New York Post goes even further, quoting a...

Rob Bates | January 10, 2017
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Fossil Group, one of the world’s most prolific wearable developers, announced yesterday that it plans to release over a hundred new wearables this year—under a variety of brand licenses—to reach a new high of 300 Fossil Inc.–made wearables by the end of 2017. The brand made the announcement...

Emili Vesilind | January 6, 2017

Alibaba Group has sued two vendors for allegedly selling counterfeit Swarovski watches over Taobao, the Asian e-commerce giant’s version of eBay. The case, lodged by Alibaba in the Shenzhen Longgang People’s District Court against two China-based sellers, seeks RMB 1.4 million ($201,...

Rob Bates | January 5, 2017
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Jean-Claude Biver is taking over as interim CEO of watch brand Zenith, replacing Aldo Magada. Biver (pictured) is the head of LVMH’s watch division. LVMH owns Zenith.   “I want to be more involved and to create greater synergies between the group’s three brands,” Biver said in a...

Rob Bates | January 4, 2017
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Health tracking is the primary reason consumers are in the market for wearable devices, according to international internet-based market research firm YouGov, which polled 3,000 people (of which a third already owned a wearable) for its November 2016 tech report.  The study found...

Emili Vesilind | December 22, 2016
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I’ve long promised my boyfriend, Jim, that when he’s old enough and I’m rich enough, I’m going to buy him a watch from IWC Schaffhausen. The Swiss brand makes elegant, high-quality timepieces with a sporty, clean aesthetic. Manly but not ostentatious, and high-end yet accessible, they look just as...

Victoria Gomelsky | December 12, 2016 | Off the Chain

Cartier says it has “no knowledge or involvement” in the recently reported sale of one of its watches over Walmart.com. “Wal-Mart is not a Cartier-authorized retailer, therefore Cartier has no knowledge or involvement in the selling or marketing of this watch nor can confirm the authenticity of...

Rob Bates | November 29, 2016
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makes me think of esme hecht's pieces: https://ritzycouturejewelry.co...

it will be nice to get a copy of the video posted on utube and a link...

So, another "respectable" outfit hangs out the pawn balls. So funny...

Eye-catching and artsy. Does anyone know what the "DewDrop" necklace...

Some nice pieces here, very well crafted.