Watch Industry News

StockX Launches Stock Market-Style Marketplace For Watch Sales Online

In a time when the watch industry has finally admitted to itself that doing serious business on the internet is an inevitability it can no longer delay, we continue to see interesting new flavors of online watch retail. The ...

Breitling Sold To CVC Capital Partners For Over $870 Million

Even in the exceedingly turbulent times that the watch industry has been enduring for nearly two years, it is rare news to see major brands exchange hands – and that is why today is a notable day, as it has just been announced ...

Breitling Sold To CVC Capital Partners For Over $870 Million

Even in the exceedingly turbulent times that the watch industry has been enduring for nearly two years, it is rare news to see major brands exchange hands – and that is why today is a notable day, as it has just been announced ...

Julien Tornare Named New CEO Of Zenith Watches

Head of Watchmaking at LVMH Jean-Claude Biver has named Julien Tornare as his pick for the role of CEO at Zenith Watches. Earlier this year, Biver announced that Aldo Magada had resigned and that he would himself take over as ...

Grand Seiko Becomes Autonomous Brand In 2017

As a high-end sub-brand of Japanese watchmaking giant Seiko, Grand Seiko has always stood apart. Now, however, it does so formally, as President CEO Shinji Hattori today announced that Grand Seiko will be presented as an ...

Swatch Group To Increase Prices In The UK By 5 Percent

International Swiss watchmaking conglomerate Swatch Group has confirmed that prices for at least six of its brands will increase by 5% in the UK according to a recent WatchPro news report. The price adjustment is due to take ...

Swatch Group To Increase Prices In The UK By 5 Percent

International Swiss watchmaking conglomerate Swatch Group has confirmed that prices for at least six of its brands will increase by 5% in the UK according to a recent WatchPro news report. The price adjustment is due to take ...

Apple Watch Made Up 80% Of The Smartwatch Market & Is A Good Lesson For Creating Relevancy With Consumers

As continued falling exports and steeply declining net income hinder the days of the Swiss watch industry, analysts at Canalys say the Apple Watch sales accounted for about 80% of the smartwatch market in sales value in the ...

Swatch Group 2016 Net Income Declined By Half But Optimistic For 2017

Amid much discussion of the watch industry's ongoing challenges, Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer the Swatch Group helps quantify the situation with some hard numbers. The Swatch Group has announced Key Figures for the year ...

Richemont Continues Restructure With CEO Shakeups At Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, & Alfred Dunhill

Today, we received the news that the CEOs of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, and fashion brand Alfred Dunhill (who used to make watches but, I believe, do not anymore) are leaving their respective brands in spring ...