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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Burdeen’s bounces back after covid and Chicago riots

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Just weeks after reopening following last year's covid lock down, downtown Chicago erupted as protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent and boutiques were looted. Far from retreating in the face of a year from hell, Burdeen's saw opportunity in the chaos.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Timex Group president and CEO Tobias Reiss-Schmidt

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Tobias Reiss-Schmidt has steered Timex Group through one of the most tumultuous periods of the company’s 167-year history, not just keeping it off the rocks during the pandemic, but repositioning brands ranging from Guess and Ted Baker in the mass market fashion space up to Versace and Missoni’s Swiss-made luxury watches. Most important is the positioning of the Timex brand itself, which is adapting to a world where apathy to traditional watches and gadgets from Apple are transforming the landscape. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Garmin watches get smarter, sportier and more lux

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Smartwatches are becoming increasingly sophisticated from a technical point of view, and also raising their games to levels of luxury typically associated with the Swiss.

Will we ever meet again in Switzerland?

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Robin Swithinbank investigates whether Swiss megafairs will ever again have the strength and stature to attract tens of thousands of visitors from around the world, or will more focused in-country events and digital showcases take their place?

Bob’s Watches’ ultimate guide to Rolex with Tiffany dials

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Paul Altieri explores whey Tiffany dials are so desirable, how to buy them and what you should pay.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Zenith CEO Julien Tornare on positioning the brand...

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Zenith is building its future around digital leadership, strong partnerships with leading retailers and on two platform collections: Defy and Chronomaster.

eBay and WatchPro Auction Report, Vol.3 — Trust, Confidence and Sustainability

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Transparency of digital marketplaces like eBay is driving up trust and confidence in an increasingly sophisticated online auction industry for luxury watches.

Cartier’s colorful past and present

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GQ and Vanity Fair contributor Simon de Burton recalls halcyon days cruising a windswept seafront in the icy northeast of England; sparking up a doobie, perhaps, using a Cartier lighter and cocooned in a Cartier edition Lincoln Continental.

Mondaine’s Bernheim: Environmental protection is not a fad for us

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“As far as I know, there is no other watch company that has been committed to protecting the environment for such a long time."

Rolex rests

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After a tumultuous 2020, Switzerland's biggest watchmaker is in recovery mode for 2021.