Breitling CEO Georges Kern

How some of the world’s leading independent watchmakers are navigating the Covid-19 crisis

Three independent brands – Breitling, MB&F and Bremont – share how they are navigating the current crisis

Watches & Wonders

China to host Watches & Wonders luxury watch fair this September

The event will take place from September 9-13, 2020, at the West Bund Art Center

Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887.

Horology picks: Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887

It features complex horological feats including a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and an equation of time function

Casio Middle East Dubai

Casio watch inspired by Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed to aid Emirates Red Crescent

Of the money earned through its sale, 30 per cent was donated to the UAE-based humanitarian organisation

Watch fairs

Rethinking luxury watch fairs

What will the traditional luxury watch fair, as we know it, look like come 2021?

Bremont Alt1c -Griffon

British watchmaker Bremont’s new timepiece is inspired by vintage military aircraft

The Bremont ALT1-C Griffon also pays tribute to a family member of the brand’s co-founders

Abdul Hamied Ahmed Seddiqi

Ahmed Seddiqi family donates Dhs10m to Covid-19 medical research in the UAE

Dubai-headquartered Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons are one of the world’s biggest luxury watch and jewellery retailers

NORQAIN

Independent Swiss watch brand NORQAIN has big plans for the Middle East

In conversation with Bienne-based watch brand NORQAIN’s founder and CEO Ben Küffer

Watches & Wonders

Watches & Wonders 2020 to take place online from April 25

On the first day of the online fair, watch exhibitors will stream 10-minute videos on the platform introducing its novelties for the year

Baselworld

LVMH’s TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith confirm exit from Baselworld

The group is contemplating showcasing its novelties at an event alongside Watches & Wonders in Geneva next April

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Rolex, Patek Philippe and Chopard, among others, leave Baselworld

They have announced the creation of a new watch show that will take place alongside Watches & Wonders next April in Geneva

A. Lange & Sohne

Inside the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture in Germany

We visit the luxury watch manufacturer in Glashütte to uncover a remarkable story of one German firm’s stubborn refusal to be consigned to history’s forgotten greats

sihh watches & wonders

Watches & Wonders Geneva cancels 2020 edition

Baselworld, the other annual mega watch fair scheduled to be held right after the Geneva event, hasn’t announced similar plans yet

edouard meylan h moser & cie

Interview: Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie

He makes the strongest case yet for a more collaborative approach to watchmaking and the sharing of knowledge with anyone willing to learn

baselworld swatch group 2019

Bvlgari quits Baselworld 2020

Bvlgari haven’t confirmed if they will be participating from 2021 onwards

Interview: Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith

The straight-talking CEO will readily acknowledge the shortcomings of the industry in which he works – and has a multi-pronged strategy to address them

What global watch fairs can learn from Dubai Watch Week

The event brought together watch industry titans, collectors, enthusiasts and the public to further reinforce a culture of appreciation for luxury timepieces in the region

ulysse nardin

Interview: Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux

Patrick Pruniaux isn’t insular in his worldview of Swiss watches and what the industry is really up against

dubai watch week

All you need to know about Dubai Watch Week

The fourth edition of the biennial Dubai Watch Week returns this month from November 20 – November 24.

Audemars Piguet Art Basel

Audemars Piguet x Art Basel

Audemars Piguet has partnered with Art Basel since 2013. Now, it’s taking that expansive canvas and narrative even further

vacheron constantin blockchain

How Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is using blockchain tech

The watchmaker is rolling out digital certificates for a few of its vintage watches

lvmh bvlgari

LVMH to hold its own watch exhibition in Dubai next year

TAG Heuer, Bvlgari, Hublot and Zenith will participate in the inaugural edition of the LVMH Swiss Watch Manufactures Exhibition in January

richard mille

Interview: Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Mille EMEA

This English gentleman is a key strategist at the core of this ultra high-end Swiss watchmaker

TAG Heuer Monaco Limited Edition 1969-1979

TAG Heuer’s Monaco celebrates its 50th anniversary

The TAG Heuer Monaco 1969-1979 Limited Edition is the first release of a five-piece collection which will be unveiled this year

Giuseppe Santoni

Santoni’s CEO on family businesses, next-gen craftsmen and his plans for Dubai

Giuseppe Santoni, CEO of Santoni, is keeping the family business two steps ahead of the competition

christie's

Interview: John Reardon, Christie’s International Head of Watches

The business of creating mega watch auctions

Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Catherine Renier

Interview: Catherine Rénier, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO

Gulf Business sat down with her to chart the direction in which she’s steering this Swiss watchmaker

Jaquet droz christian lattmann

Interview: Christian Lattmann, Jaquet Droz CEO

He holds the reins of a 281-year-old watchmaking brand that knows exactly what it needs to do to secure its future

baume and mercier baumatic perpetual calendar

A closer look: The Clifton Baumatic Perpetual Calendar

This Baume & Mercier wristwatch is one of the most technically advanced timepieces within the brand’s armoury