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From JCK Magazine
July 20, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Chrono24, the online luxury watch marketplace, has received a $22.8 million investment from private equity firm Insight Venture Partners. The Germany-based company sells new and pre-owned luxury...
July 14, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Swiss conglomerate DKSH is selling well-known watch brand Maurice Lacroix a mere four years after buying it.It’s also parting ways with the rest of its watch division: the Glycine brand—which it...
July 8, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
After a huge burst of initial sales, purchases of the Apple Watch may have fallen as much as 90 percent, according to reported data from research firm Slice Intelligence. While the company may...
June 26, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy BreitlingThe Breitling Emergency watchBreitling has received FCC approval to sell its Emergency watch, which features a dual personal locator beacon, in the United States....
Selling Time: All About the Swiss Watch Show in Las Vegas
June 3, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
The advent of the smartwatch era has had a curious effect on the traditional watch industry: Sud­­denly, timepieces—connected or not—are the talk of the town.That bodes well for the 40-plus...
Study Finds Women Are More Excited About the Apple Watch Than Men
May 14, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The sleek, simple lines of the Apple Watch may look and feel more masculine than feminine, but a new study has found that women actually like it more than men.CrowdFlower, an elegantly named...
May 12, 2015
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Bremont Watches just announced its appointment as official timing partner to the 35th America’s Cup and defending champion, Oracle Team USA. The move combines cofounders Nick and Giles English’s...
All About That Face: Amazing Analog Watches
May 8, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
Smartwatches were the talk of Baselworld. But for serious buyers, the pull of the past—in some cases, the ancient past—makes analog technology hard to resist.     ...
April 29, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
TAG Heuer’s much-heralded smartwatch, produced in association with Google and Intel, will retail for about $1,300, a spokesperson said.The new device will have about 35 hours of battery life,...
April 14, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Despite mixed reviews, the Apple Watch looks like it’s off to a strong start, as consumers pre-ordered an estimated 1 million units last weekend, and two analysts predicted it could cause problems...
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