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Rob Corder

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Bremont Watch Company is celebrating along with brand ambassador Gary Connery, who survived dropping out of a helicopter from 2400 feet and landing in nothing more than a pile of cardboard boxes. Connery, popularly known as the Bremont Birdman, was...
50 years ago today, on May 24th 1962, a Breitling Navitimer chronograph became the first wrist chronograph to orbit the earth. The timepiece was worn by American Lt Commander Scott Carpenter as he orbited the Earth three times aboard the...
A British entrepreneur is hoping to give up his day job to concentrate full-time on his two greatest passions in life: watches and diving. Kevin Lambert, a graphic designer from Bristol, believes there is a gap in the market for...
Watch brands are claiming to be enjoying their most successful ever year at IJL, with classic mid-market timepieces appealing most to retailers. Wholesaler Since 1853, which debuted at the show last year with a single watch brand, is back this...
Forged in the foothills of the Jura Mountains, it would have been easy for Fortis founder Walter Vogt to develop an inferiority complex as he looked up at the historic watch houses dotting the landscape. Instead, as Rob Corder...
125 years after the Geneva watch industry enshrined laws governing the quality of its movements, the authorities have signed off on an even more rigorous set of standards for mechanical timepieces that test not just the movement but the...
As managing director of the UK business of Patek Philippe, Mark Hearn gets to spend a lot of time around watches that many of us can only dream of. Rob Corder speaks to him about his plans for the...
200 years after the birth of Patek Philippe co-founder Antoni Patek, Rob Corder looks back at the dramatic start to the watchmaker’s life, and its effect on the company we see today. 200 years ago – June 12, 1812, to...
The overwhelming benefit of iPads over web sites is the quality of the tablet’s screen in comparison to a standard laptop. The crystal clear presentation is a dream for watch makers, which can draw enthusiasts into inspecting the minute...
Hublot has clarified that its partnership with Ferrari is unaffected by this week’s appointment of Movado Group as an official licensed partner to the car maker. Responding to questions via its Twitter page, Hublot noted: “It doesn't affect the Hublot...
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