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From JCK Magazine
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...
Swiss Watch Brings Basel to the Strip
May 29, 2014
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
From May 30 to June 2, 40 watch brands will take part in the 12th annual Swiss Watch at JCK Las Vegas, less a show than a coordinated series of opportunities to see the latest timepieces from...
Get Smart: The Smart Jewelry Marketplace Gears Up
May 28, 2014
By JCK Staff
Remember when nobody thought a phone could be a fashion statement? Sure, having a BlackBerry showed your boss you were always available, or a Bluetooth headset meant you’d be ready for a crucial call...
April 21, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
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, News Director
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...
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