Baselworld Blues: Did Fair Mismanagement Cause Its Demise?

Baselworld 2019

  Well it’s been a hell of a week for Baselworld. Not only did Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor — the main anchor brands of the annual fair — exit the show, but also, as of today, the last key “main hall” brands owned by the LVMH Group — TAG Heuer, Hublot and…

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Why More Watch Brands Are Opting For Summits Instead Of Watch Shows

Swatch Group Time To Move event.

Recently, LVMH announced that it will hold its first Group watch exhibition in Dubai in January of 2020. The company was fast to add that it was not leaving Baselworld, but rather offering a more timely showcasing of its products.  In my recent article on my PerfectTiming column on Forbes.com, I discussed why it is…

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Zenith Unveils Revolutionary Defy Lab Watch With Two World Premiers, New Zenith-Oscillator

All 10 of the world premier Zenith Defy Lab watches have been pre-sold.

Today in LeLocle, Switzerland, we are with Zenith Watch Manufacture as the brand unveils a revolutionary new timepiece that could well be the world’s most accurate mechanical watch. The Defy Lab watch offers two world premier innovations. One is the new  one-piece 15 Hertz Oscillator that may be the single most important invention since 1675…

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Introducing the TAG Heuer Connected Watch: SmartWatch made with Intel and Google (Video, Prices)

Live at a press conference this morning at the LVMH Tower, TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver introduced the much-anticipated TAG Heuer Connected watch. The press conference — with top executives from Intel and Google, in addition to Chariman and CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, and the Swiss Ambassador Andre Schaller –was all about the grand marriage of  Silicon Valley…

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Hublot Opens New Hublot2 Factory in Switzerland, Celebrates 10 Years of Big Bang

Recently I was privileged to be just one of three American journalists to travel to Nyon, Switzerland, for the opening of Hublot 2 – the second Hublot Manufacture to open its doors Ground was broken on this project just about a year and a half ago, and already the building is up and running. On…

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