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Jean-Marc Pontroué To Become New Panerai CEO

Image courtesy of Roger DubuisRecently, aBlogtoWatch received news that longtime Roger Dubuis CEO, Jean-Marc Pontroué, would be leaving his post in order to take on the role of CEO at Panerai starting in April of 2018. Before ...

Omega Watches Launches E-Commerce For United States

Most Swiss luxury watch brands have been slow to adapt to the modern digital world, but as an influential mainstream brand, Omega now announcing online direct-to-consumer sales through its website is a signal of movement in the ...

Jérôme Lambert Appointed Richemont Chief Operating Officer

The Richemont Group, among the several major luxury watch brand conglomerates, has today announced the creation of a new executive role of Chief Operating Officer and it will be immediately filled by a familiar industry name, ...

Jérôme Lambert Appointed Richemont Chief Operating Officer

The Richemont Group, among the several major luxury watch brand conglomerates, has today announced the creation of a new executive role of Chief Operating Officer and it will be immediately filled by a familiar industry name, ...

De Bethune Sells Majority Stake To Investment Consortium

High-end independent Swiss watch maker De Bethune today announced the sale of a majority stake in the company to an investment consortium. This, however, does not appear to be another case of an independent brand gobbled up by ...

Fondation De La Haute Horlogerie FHH Adds 12 New Partners

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, whose mission is to be an independent guardian of watchmaking culture and "promote Fine Watchmaking throughout the world," continues to grow their membership. Founded in 2005 by the ...

Bamford Abandons Rolex, Instead Focuses On LVMH Watch Division Brands

I recently ran into George Bamford – of Bamford Watch Department – who shared with me that he will soon entirely stop customizing Rolex watches for customers. This news is sort of a big deal given that Bamford put his name on ...

Facer 4.0 Smartwatch Faces With ‘Official’ Dials From Traditional Watch Brands

You may remember that back in February this year we launched a competition to design animated faces for smartwatches working with the platform Facer. Later, in April, we announced the winners of the competition with some cool ...

Jomashop Announces New Watch Trade-In Program

Online discount watch retailer Jomashop has just announced a new trade-in program that is now live on their site. For years, Jomashop has stood as a significant name in the e-commerce watch buying space. With an intuitive user ...

TrueFacet Boutique Introduces Authorized Online Sales For Luxury Watch Brands

Today, investment-backed TrueFacet.com introduces the TrueFacet Boutique as an authorized online store for a growing list of high-end luxury watch brands (more brands will be added in the coming months according to the company). ...