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Shoppers could pay for their watches by selfie

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Watch buyers could soon be buying a timepiece they like and paying for it with a selfie. Internet giant Amazon has reportedly filed a patent...

Your ultimate Baselworld survival guide

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Baselworld is the undeniable king of trade shows in the watch industry. It’s more than that, it’s an institution that even the mightiest watch...

Baselworld bosses brush aside concerns over industry uncertainty

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Baselworld officially got underway this morning, with the show’s organisers confident that new global innovations in watch design will generate record levels of business...

Samsung and jewellery brand become bedfellows to crack luxury smartwatch market

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Samsung Electronics and De Grisogono have joined forces to create a jewellery watch sculpted in precious jewels, but which boasts the tech vendor’s Gear...

Ronda ramps up production as it returns to mechanical sector

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Swiss quartz movement manufacturer Ronda has re-entered the mechanical movement sector, the company revealed at Baselworld this week.   The brand said the cornerstone of...

Frédérique Constant overhauls ‘cumbersome’ sales system

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Swiss watchmaker Frédérique Constant is equipping its reps and distributors with the tools to bag more sales after pressing the ‘go’ button on the...

Casio and Rolex are most searched for watch brands on Google

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The Casio G-Shock and the Rolex Submariner are the top two most popular watches based on Google searches, new research claims. Data published by Karus...

Smartwatch keeps Frederique Constant growing

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Frederique Constant Group (FCG) was in celebratory mood at Baselworld this year, boasting growth as the rest of the Swiss watch industry suffered its first...

Burberry to walk away from Fossil Group licensing deal

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British fashion house Burberry will not renew its watch licensing deal with Fossil Group when it expires at the end of 2017. The fashion business...

Baselworld buyers and visitors confirmed as down 3%

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As Baselworld 2016 comes to a close, event organisers have confirmed that the numbers of buyers and visitors was down on last year. More than...