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CORDER’S COLUMN: Spreading the joy of Geneva

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It is hard not to love Geneva in the late summer with a light breeze along the lake and barely a cloud in the sky. It was an uplifting backdrop to an enjoyable few days at Geneva Watch Days.

Oversized and over here — three of our favorite big and...

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We are not looking below 46mm statement pieces for our top three oversized watches of the year.

Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet watches remain the ultimate alternative...

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"Waiting list watch specialist" Eddie Bloombar argues the current sky high prices for unicorn watches is here to stay because they can be loved and enjoyed as they hold or increase their value.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Chrono24 could be the luxury watch world’s first unicorn

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Aglaé Ventures' participation in a €100 million funding round announced today is a sure sign that the luxury world has crossed the Rubicon when it comes to ecommerce and the potential of Chrono24 in what CEO Tim Stracke once told me would be a "winner takes all" market.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Secrecy and thin skins could damage the Swiss more...

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History is littered with industrialists, banks, airlines, technology companies, car makers, media giants and myriad others where the best days are behind the biggest companies. Let's hope Swiss watchmakers do not make the same mistakes.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Audemars Piguet’s direct to consumer and Rolex’s wholesale model...

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Audemars Piguet's CEO François-Henry Bennahmias may be convinced that its direct to consumer model is the only sustainable choice, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Hulk versus Batman — which Rolex superhero should you choose?

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Bob's Watches CEO Paul Altieri investigates the relative strengths of Rolex's iconic Submariner and GMT Master watches.

WATCH COLUMNS: Richard Mille and McLaren

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Simon de Burton takes a look under the hood of the McLaren’s Speedtail hypercar and its timekeeping sibling the RM40-01.

Watch brands will cut all but the most exceptional retail partners...

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Audemars Piguet chief executive François-Henry Bennahmias says that watch brands will cut retail partners out of their future plans unless they can prove their value.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Diary dates

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It is two years and three months since March 2019, the last time the global watch industry gathered for a major trade fair in Switzerland. We need to plan for a face to face future.