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April 21, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Apple has extended its corporate trademark to Class 14, the category that includes jewelry and watches—another sign the company plans to introduce a so-called iWatch—according to a report on the site...
Geneva Watch Group Names President and CEO
April 16, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Veteran brand and marketing exec Kevin Hall has been named president and CEO of Geneva Watch Group.Hall began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he eventually became global general manager of...
April 14, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
The Dreyfuss Group, a Swiss company that manufactures the Rotary, Dreyfuss & Co., and J&T Windmills brands, has been acquired by China Haidian Holdings.The Hong Kong–based investment company...
Chaumet: Lord of the Dragonflies
April 2, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Insects suffer from a general lack of respect. But in haute jewelry design, buzzing bees, spindly spiders, and their brethren often transcend their lowly reputations to become fodder for fantastical...
Graff Unveils $55 Million Hallucination: “Most Valuable Watch Ever Created”
March 27, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Think your new Rolex is snazzy? Get a load of this.For its debut at Baselworld, Graff Diamonds made a splash by unveiling the Hallucination, a candy-colored diamond timepiece it’s billing as “the...
March 25, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Some watch bodies aren’t a wonderland for John Mayer. The Grammy-winning singer and oft-touted watch connoisseur has sued timepiece dealer Bob Maron, alleging his Thousand Oaks, Calif...
March 24, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Swatch Group plans to “significantly invest” in recently acquired brand Harry Winston, according to its annual report.“The result of [synergies between Swatch and Winston] will start to become more...
Swatch Sues Target for Allegedly Copying Watch Designs
March 12, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Swatch Group has sued Target, claiming the discount giant is selling inferior versions of its trademarked designs.In a lawsuit filed March 7 in New York Southern district federal court, Swatch claims...
Getting Wound Up for the 2014 Baselworld Watch & Jewelry Show
March 5, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Thierry Andretta is banking on brisk business for one-of-a-kind jewels and timepieces as he prepares for the 2014 edition of the Baselworld luxury watch and jewelry fair, which runs at the convention...
Inside the Smartwatch Phenomenon
March 4, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
The jewelry industry has long acknowledged—sometimes with pride—that beyond being pleasing to the eye, its products have no practical use. But watches always have been the exception because they...
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