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Facebook challenges eBay and Amazon as favourite platform for fake Rolex sales

Facebook challenges eBay and Amazon as favourite platform for fake Rolex sales

Investigators from National Trading Standards’ eCrime team have criticised Facebook for failing to police the sale of fake luxury goods, including knock-off Rolexes and other luxury Swiss watches. A report by The Sunday Times says the social media platform has tens of thousands of products listed on its marketplace, an area where individuals and businesses


Tudor signs seven year deal to sponsor rugby’s biggest global tournaments

Tudor has signed a seven year partnership with World Rugby that will see the watch brand become the Official Timekeeper of Rugby World Cup 2019 and 2023, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 and 2022 and the annual World Rugby U20 Championship. As part of Tudor’s ‘Born To Dare’ campaign, the partnership also covers

Fossil Group works with Amazon on capsule collection of exclusive watches

Amazon Fashion has teamed up with Fossil Group to create exclusive models of watches from Skaken, Emporio Armani and Michael Kors. There are six models on sale — three men’s, three ladies’ — that cannot be bought anywhere else. A key piece is the Emporio Armani Men’s Art3015 connected hybrid that tracks and monitors sleep and

H.Samuel ramps up digital marketing with online advent calendar promotion

H.Samuel will launch an online advent calendar promotion for Christmas as part of an increasingly digitally-driven marketing mix. It is the retailer’s first ever digital campaign, and sees H.Samuel adapt offline traditions for online to further increase its digital presence and brand visibility throughout the peak Christmas trading period. The launch of the Christmas advent calendar

Bezel Watches adds Esprit to growing stable of fashion watch brands

Esprit’s stated mission is: “We want to make you feel good to look good”. The international fashion brand, which was created in 1960s San Francisco and mixes effortless style, authenticity and easy-going living, is now introducing a range of watches and jewellery to the UK thanks to a distribution deal with Bezel Watches. Bezel Watches

Goldsmiths goes upmarket with refurbished Newcastle showroom

Goldsmiths has re-opened its intu Metrocentre showroom in Newcastle. The boutique now has new Cartier and IWC branded areas to complement the existing Omega and Breitling shop-in-shops. The dedicated consultation area for Rolex has also been extended. The premium watch brands are complemented by upmarket jewellery including collections by Mappin & Webb, Jenny Packham, Birks and Roberto Coin

Lunn’s of Belfast reports 600% rise in operating profit

Sales at John H Lunn (Jewellers) Limited rose by over 11% last year to £14.45 million. Lunn’s Operating profit surged from just £365,000 to £2.26 million in the latest financial year, which ended February 28, 2017. Lunn’s has three showrooms in Belfast, and is the city’s premier luxury watch specialist. It is an agent for