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From JCK Magazine
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...
September 29, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Both TAG Heuer and Cartier have cut back production at their Swiss factories in response to slowing demand from Asia, reports say.According to Bloomberg, Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH Watches...
September 12, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The smartwatch category is poised for explosive growth, even as most consumers expressed little interest in the new Apple Watch, according to a pair of recent surveys. A recent CitiResearch...
September 11, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy A. Lange & SöhneA. Lange & Söhne, the German fine-watch brand, will open its first New York location on Sept. 25. 
July 25, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Photo courtesy RR Auction Dwight D. Eisenhower wearing the Rolex on the cover of LifeA gold Rolex presented to President Dwight D. Eisenhower by the company in 1951, in honor of his service during...
June 20, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Marc Hruschka, the president and CEO of Chopard USA since 2006, has left Chopard, the company confirmed.His last day was June 11. No successor has been named at press time.A spokesperson...
Watches: Face Time With Belair Time Corp.’s 100-Year-Old Founder
May 29, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The Prince of BelairErnest Grunwald has seen the rise and fall of pin-lever watches, personally rivaled the Swiss when it came to assembling movements, and remembers the days when “everyone...
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