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Renowned Divers' Rolex Watches achieve exceptional Results Patek Philippe Ref. 3974 Sets New World Record at Antiquorum Auction

(12/2009) Antiquorum held an extraordinarily successful end of the year sale “Celebrating 35 Years of Making History in Time” on December 9th at its’ US headquarters in New York City with sales totaling an astounding ,237,600. An impressive 85% were sold by lot and 135% sold by value based on the low estimates.

Structuring a strong creative base Manuel Emch to head Romain Jerome

(12/2009) The Geneva watch company, Romain Jerome S.A., has announced the appointment of Mr Manuel Emch as its new CEO. Mr Emch, a Swiss born in 1972, studied design at the Art Center in La Tour de Peilz, before gaining a Master’s degree in business at Lausanne University’s Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC).

Works of art from the world of watches BUBEN&ZORWEG opens Timeless Gallery in Singapore

(12/2009) The opening of the "Timeless Gallery" in Singapore is the latest milestone along the expansion path pursued by BUBEN&ZORWEG; together with Citimex International – their partner for the Asian market – the company has designed a unique presentation concept for an elite target audience. The unique objects on display dissolve the boundaries between art, innovative technology and perfect craftsmanship.

Antiquorum’s 35th Anniversary Sale in Geneva Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Calibre 89 Sells for World Record Price of CHF 5,120,000

(12/2009) Antiquorum’s anniversary sale “Celebrating 35 Years of Making History in Time” drew an impressive CHF 12,174,948 in total sales over two days this weekend at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva. Enthusiastic bidders filled the standing-room only auction room as they anxiously bid on their timepieces of choice. Enthusiasm for the 364 exceptional timepieces coupled with excitement surrounding the caliber 89 had started to develop the moment that Antiquorum announced its intention to sell the famous watch—their cover piece for the catalog.

Expansion Officine Panerai grows worldwide with five new boutiques

(11/2009) Officine Panerai inaugurates five new boutiques in as many international shopping capitals. Between November and December 2009, in fact, Officine Panerai boutiques will be opened in Doha (Qatar), Beirut (Lebanon), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Geneva (Switzerland) and Macao (China). The expansion concerns both recent and fast-growing markets – such as China and the Middle East – and a place of ancient watch-making traditions like Geneva, where the boutique will be inaugurated in the prestigious Rue du Rhône.

Latest technological advances TAG Heuer is Honoured for the Excellence of its Internet Strategy

(11/2009) TAG Heuer has always kept up with the times and embraced the latest technological advances in order to maintain their “avant–garde” status. In this age of social media, TAG Heuer is continuing its pursuit of excellence through its Internet strategy which has been labelled as “brilliant”. It was also awarded first place in the “Watches” category of the "Digital IQ Index: Ranking the Digital Competence of Luxury Brands" survey carried out by the “Luxury Lab” of New York University’s Stern School of Business .

"We are especially proud of this honour which acknowledges our constant desire to develop our brand’s relevance and quality in the new media,” explained Stéphane Linder, TAG Heuer’s Marketing and Design VP.

Elegant, unpretentious timepieces Louis Erard Keeps the Financial Crisis at Bay

(11/2009) While the Swiss watch industry has felt the full force of the financial crisis, with exports down 25% during the first nine months of the year, Montres Louis Erard S.A. is counting on a relative decline of only 5% for fiscal 2009. Without resorting to any triumphalism – this year’s Christmas sales are crucial for realising this figure – the company can nevertheless congratulate itself on not having had to lay off any employees since the crisis began, not even on a temporary basis. In fact, it has even taken on new staff!

Passion for luxury watches Vacheron Constantin and Pisa Orologeria

(11/2009) The Vacheron Constantin Dream Room was inaugurated today at the Pisa Orologeria fine watch boutique on Via Verri (at the corner of Via Montenapoleone 9) in Milan. The Dream Room is the exclusive showcase for the prestigious collections produced by the Geneva watchmaker that Pisa Orologeria has been presenting for decades to its customers who are true connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie.

New boutique A. LANGE & SÖHNE in Dresden`s new Twin-City Hanghzou

(11/2009) As from 16 October 2009 onwards Saxony’s baroque state capital Dresden is twinned with Hanghzou, capital of the Chinese province Zhejiang. The Saxon watch brand A. Lange & Söhne has been on the Chinese market for two years now and already recognised the economic significance of the metropolis with seven million inhabitants some time ago: Among the watch aficionados there is an increasing demand for the handmade timepieces from Saxony.

Strategic buildup First CIMIER Flagship Store open

(10/2009) The official unveiling of CIMIER’s first flagship store in Zurich was celebrated with a prestigious gala on October 30th, 2009. At 7 pm sharp, CIMIER CEO Martin Bärtsch cut the ribbon and treated the curious guests to a tour of the boutique. Held completely in white, the puristic interior design is highlighted with accents in the dark green brand color, giving the rooms an agreeable ambience.


(10/2009) On 15 October 2009, the new edition of the bestseller „Brands of the Century“, an encyclopedia of famous German brands, has been presented on the occasion of the book fair in Frankfurt. At the same time the brands, which are represented in the book, have been granted a brand award of German Standards for the first time – beyond them A. Lange & Söhne.

Official launch ceremony on 22 October, 2009 New Glashütte Original boutique opens its doors in Hong Kong

(10/2009) A new Glashütte Original boutique will be officially opened in Hong Kong on 22 October, 2009, showcasing the finest and latest models of the German watch manufacturer.  In the presence of Mr. Dieter Pachner, VP Sales of Glashütte Original, Mr. Kevin Rollenhagen, Country Manager of the Swatch Group Hong Kong, and Mr. Leo Poon, VP North Asia of Glashütte Original, the boutique located in Pak Sha Road will be inaugurated at 5.00 pm.

Official Timekeeper The IOC and Swatch Group Ltd Continue Long Term Partnership

(09/2009) The International Olympic Committee IOC and The Swatch Group Ltd. announced the signing today of a long term partnership in the areas of timing, scoring and venue results services for the Olympic Games. The Swatch Group Ltd. will be the Official Timekeeper and Results Service Partner for the XXII. Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, the Games of the XXXI. Olympiad in 2016, the XXIII. Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and the Games of the XXXII. Olympiad in 2020.

Swatch Group Tech-Airport wins the Nice Airport bid

(09/2009) Tech-Airport Holding SAS, a Swatch Group company specializing in retailing at airports, has won the bid to operate watch and jewelry outlets at the Nice Côte d'Azur airport. Tech-Airport already operates twenty-eight stores – nine at Roissy Charles de Gaulle (France); nine at Orly (France), five in Nice (France), one in Nantes (France) and another is scheduled to open in Vienna (Austria) in 2010.

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