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March 18 - 25, 2010 BASELWORLD 2010 as the competence centre for the sector

(02/2010) For the professional visitors and exhibitors attending from all over the globe, BASELWORLD marks the most important event of the year: the World Watch and Jewellery Show will be opening its doors in Basel from March 18 - 25, 2010. The fact that the in-dustry is now concentrating on BASELWORLD has strengthened the show still further.

Ski World Championships in 2011 Hublot will be the official timekeeper

(01/2010) Hublot has today announced its partnership with the Alpine ski world championships and the Nordic ski world championships in 2011. The watch brand is reinforcing its involvement with the world of skiing. Already partnered with the enfant terrible of skiing, the American Bode Miller, Hublot is also sponsoring Dario Cologna, the best Swiss cross-country skier ever.

Fabulous panorama New HUBLOT Boutique will be opening in Paris

(01/2010) Luxury brand HUBLOT is seeing a prestigious start to 2010. The brand is proud to announce the opening of its second Parisian boutique in Place Vendôme in spring 2010. As part of the development of its network of single-brand boutiques, HUBLOT is adding another prestigious address to its portfolio from the spring of 2010.

Geneva Time Exhibition® from 17 January through 22 January 2010 First indepandant watchfair at Geneva

(12/2009) The watchmaking revolution is underway! Independent brands and craftsmen are teaming up to fight the global economic crisis by participating to the Geneva Time Exhibition®. From January 17-22, 2010, some 35 watchmaking brands will display their latest collections at the first-ever Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE): a unique opportunity for all watch industry professionals to discover the exceptional creativity of the new watchmaking generation.

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.

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