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British watchmakers could fall foul of European Union regulations designed to tighten controls over the manufacturing of finished goods. The draft EU proposal, which is still in consultation, aims to make it easier to trace the origins of all manufactured...
Watches of Switzerland will reopen its showroom on Kings Street in Manchester next month. The store will include a new Patek Philippe boutique as well as branded Omega and IWC zones. The store has been closed throughout August for the...
The London Watch Show opens its doors in exactly four weeks on July 2, and is set to welcome a uniquely diverse crowd of British watch retailers. The profile of over 600 people that have so far registered to visit...
Swiss sports watch maker Certina has signed an agreement to become an official partner and timekeeper for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). As one of the main partners of the WRC, the watch brand will have a dominant brand...
Richard Mille has designed a special edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph for Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini that tracks the 45 minute halves of a football match, and even the injury time that is jokingly referred to as ‘Fergie time’...
Swatch Group brand Tissot has returned as the Official Timekeeper of rugby union’s iconic European tournament, the RBS 6 Nations Championship. Commercial terms for the agreement were not disclosed. Tissot was the Official Timekeeper for the 6 Nations from 2004-2005, and...
Following on from our history of British watchmaking, let us introduce you to some of the key players from the era in which England was the centre of all timekeeping - Robert Hooke, John Harrison and Joseph and Thomas...
Switzerland currently lays claim to the best watchmaking industry in the world but it wasn’t always thus. From 1600 to 1750, England was the king of watches. Rob Corder reports. The period of the Scientific Revolution from the early 1500s...
As mechanical watch parts and movements become harder and more expensive to come by, Rob Corder considers what effect this will have on high street prices. It is one of the enduring anomalies of the Swiss watchmaking industry that,...
Urban-inspired watch brand, Holler, has added its first international cricketer to a growing roster of sporting brand ambassadors. England and Durham cricketer Graham Onions joins the ranks of Holler supporters that includes boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roberto Duran;...