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MB&F M.A.D Gallery In Geneva Robbed

Located on a quiet street in Geneva's Old Town, the MBF M.A.D Gallery was robbed at gunpoint around 6pm on August 8. Our thoughts are with the MBF team that is naturally shaken – though, fortunately, no one was harmed in the ...

Swatch Group Half-Year Report: Cost-Cutting & Reorganization In Anticipation Of Hoped-For Sales Rebound

The Swatch Group has today released its half-year report. While we don't need to cover every fluctuation of revenue and net sales at each major Swiss watch conglomerate, this provides a snapshot of where the group and the ...

Georges Kern, 4-Month Richemont Head Of Watchmaking Resigns

Just about half a year after being appointed, and only four months into operating as Head of Watchmaking of luxury group Richemont SA, Georges Kern has announced today that he is resigning from the position with immediate ...

Vulcain Company Under New Ownership

Swiss watch brand Vulcain announced today that they have been acquired by new corporate owners. Little is yet known about the unnamed group except that it is from Luxembourg and already involved in luxury watches. By no means ...

Vulcain Company Under New Ownership

Swiss watch brand Vulcain announced today that they have been acquired by new corporate owners. Little is yet known about the unnamed group except that it is from Luxembourg and already involved in luxury watches. By no means ...

‘Strong Growth’ In Swiss Watch Exports So Far In 2017

Finally, some positive numbers from the embattled watch industry. In a short release from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) titled "Strong Growth," the non-profit trade association reported an overall 9% rise in ...

Timex Announces Joint Venture With SilMach To Produce Watch Movements With MEMS Technology

It has been a while since the name Timex has been on aBlogtoWatch, which is a bit of an irony given its once proud role in the world of watches. These days, Timex arguably does not produce serious enthusiast watches, and their ...

Timex Announces Joint Venture With SilMach To Produce Watch Movements With MEMS Technology

It has been a while since the name Timex has been on aBlogtoWatch, which is a bit of an irony given its once proud role in the world of watches. These days, Timex arguably does not produce serious enthusiast watches, and their ...

Peter Speake-Marin Leaves Namesake Brand

English watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin has left his namesake brand after many years and many fine watches. It is both rare and unfortunate for a creative force in the watch industry to leave his brand while it is carried on ...

Richemont SA Reports Annual 4 Percent Drop In Sales, 46 Percent Drop In Profit, Shares Drop 5 Percent, Dividends Up 6 Percent

There are only about a dozen notable companies/groups in the watch industry that are publicly traded in a stock market somewhere around the world. Compagnie Financière Richemont SA (CFR) is one of them. Richemont, the owner of ...