Sunday, November 28, 2021

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NORQAIN sets sights on new peaks with Neverest Adventurer collection

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CEO Ben Küffer believes the time is right for a new mainstream independent Swiss watchmaker to emerge.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: WatchPro meets A Collected Man

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Silas Walton, still in his mid-twenties at the time, spotted an opportunity seven years ago to become a de-facto authorized dealer for super-scarce pre-owned watches from the likes of Roger Smith, Kari Voutilainen and Philippe Dufour. His company, A Collected Man, now generates annual sales of around $20 million trading these watches with collectors all over the world.

TRIBUS reaches first anniversary battle-hardened after a year from hell

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TRIBUS is one year old this month, which means the company has not spent a single day operating without the buffeting headwinds of the global coronavirus pandemic.

QUICKFIRE Q&A: Maurizio Pisanu, Gucci worldwide managing director for watches and...

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Following the launch of 18ct gold watches with in house tourbillon movements, WatchPro wants to find out how the push upmarket is affecting Gucci's strategy and tactics this year.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Introducing startup retailer Goldsmith & Complications

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WATCHPRO usually tells the stories of the biggest retailers through our Big Interview articles, but this month we are learning about a brand new business at the very beginning of its journey.

QUICKFIRE Q&A: H. Moser CEO Edouard Meylan on “amazing rate of growth”...

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Moser's retail sales grew by 27% last year, the company's CEO Edouard Meylan tells WatchPro the USA was a particularly strong market for the brand.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Introducing the world’s biggest Rolex storekeeper

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Dubai-based Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons runs the biggest Rolex store in the world and is also behind one of this year's largest watch events, Dubai Watch Week. Rob Corder meets with CCO Mohammed Seddiqi and head of Dubai Watch Week Hind Seddiqi to hear about what they have planned.

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."

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Billion dollar WatchBox

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In the five years since its creation, pre-owned watch trading business WatchBox has generated sales of $1 billion and is currently operating profitably at annual sales of $300 million. Next year the business will dramatically increase its physical footprint with new locations opening across the United States and around the world. What is working today and how is that shaping the future? Rob Corder spoke to WatchBox global CEO Justin Reis to find out.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Junghans CEO Matthias Stotz

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Junghan’s CEO, Matthias Stotz, thinks the German brand is bouncing back from a catastrophic mistake in 1976 when it stopped making mechanical watches. The...