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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.
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.
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.
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?
Paul Altieri explores whey Tiffany dials are so desirable, how to buy them and what you should pay.
Zenith is building its future around digital leadership, strong partnerships with leading retailers and on two platform collections: Defy and Chronomaster.
Transparency of digital marketplaces like eBay is driving up trust and confidence in an increasingly sophisticated online auction industry for luxury watches.
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.
“As far as I know, there is no other watch company that has been committed to protecting the environment for such a long time."
After a tumultuous 2020, Switzerland's biggest watchmaker is in recovery mode for 2021.