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From JCK Magazine
November 19, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The Apple Watch, which will be unleashed on the world in early 2015, may be the wearable du jour—but tech’s other big leaguers aren’t exactly conceding defeat when it comes to shilling...
Superstar! The Holy Grail of Watches Scores $24 Million, New World Record
November 11, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director with Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
They don’t call it super for nothing.The Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication, dubbed the “world’s most famous watch,” scored $24 million (23.2 million CHF) at Sotheby’s Nov. 11 Important...
November 6, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Phillips, the London-based auction house, has created a watch department to focus on fine collectors watches.The department will be based in Geneva and will be in partnership with Bacs &...
November 5, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Most consumers aren’t interested in a smartwatch, according to a Business Insider survey of 2,000 readers. “Until consumers see a clear reason why smartwatches will improve their lives and...
November 4, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The Apple Watch will debut in spring 2015, later than the original release date for the much-anticipated high-tech timepiece, a report said.
November 3, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de GenèveBreguet’s Classic ChronométrieBreguet’s Classic Chronométrie watch won top honors—the Aiguille d’Or—at the 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de...
October 22, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Cosmos Marketing, the parent company of Torgoen Swiss, has purchased Xetum, the San Francisco–based watch brand.Xetum was founded in 2009 by Jeff Kuo and produces watches with Swiss mechanics...
October 17, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
LVMH watch division president Jean-Claude Biver has changed his tune on smartwatches and now says his company is looking at linkups to produce its own connected timepiece.“There are some talks...
October 14, 2014
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
As anniversaries go, Patek Philippe’s 175th birthday bash, held Oct. 13 at the watchmaker’s manufacture in Geneva, was grand in more ways than one.
Watch and Learn: An Interview With Patek Philippe President Larry Pettinelli
October 3, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
This month, high-end Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe is staging a big to-do in Geneva, where it will introduce a much-anticipated commemorative collection in honor of its 175th anniversary. Larry...
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