From the Publisher, May 2017



Greetings from midair! I’ve just finished five invigorating (and exhausting) days at this year’s edition of the Baselworld show in Basel, Switzerland, and I’m writing you from British Airways Flight 711 from Zurich to London. The theme this year? Change. It seems everything is up for reconsideration, from the purpose of watches in the face of competition from tiny, wrist-worn computers, to the role that jewelry plays in a “modern luxury” world, to the function of retail as we await Amazon’s first delivery drones. At the same time, certain themes ­never change. Those businesses that reinvent, innovate, remain nimble, and do their best to respond to change have the best opportunity to survive. It was in this context that I had the ­pleasure of walking the show with an advance copy of the all-new JCK. Congratulations to our ­editorial team (helmed by editor-in-chi
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