Sunday, November 28, 2021



ARIEL’S ESSAY: Rolex retailers should be advertising online

Although Rolex watches cannot be sold online, it does not mean they should not be promoted by their authorized dealers.

Business trends that will help the watch industry bounce back in...

Rob Corder presents his top 10 business trends that accelerated during the pandemic and could contribute to a strong recovery this year.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Baselworld should leave Basel

Michel Loris-Melikoff, who took over as managing director of Baselworld in July this year, is prepared to take radical steps to bring the exhibition...

CORDER’S COLUMN: Coronavirus calls for cool heads

These are extraordinary times, and business leaders will be tested like never before. Clear-eyed tactics and communication are key.

Top 10 trends from Baselworld — No.2: Globalisation 2.0

Since the year 2000, the GDP per capita in China has risen from under $1000 per year to almost $9000 in 2017. This dramatic...

BAD CRISIS: Longines

The challenge for Longines over the summer is to unveil and distribute fresh collections in time for the holiday season.

Why now for the London Watch Show?

In the year since we launched WatchPro as a magazine, independent of its stable mate Professional Jeweller, it has become increasingly clear that jewellery...

2017 Watch Trends Part 2: Shades of Grey; Multicoloured Collections; and...

After a week at Baselworld studying the 2017 collections of 100 watch brands, WatchPro managing editor Rob Corder shares his thoughts on what the...

How is Virgin Atlantic cooler than Rolex?

Another year, another list of 20 ‘cool’ brands from the appropriately named CoolBrands company. This year Rolex was conspicuous by its absence, having been included...

Top 10 trends from Baselworld — No.10: What’s no longer hot?

Having compiled these reports for many years, it occurs to WatchPro that there are a few former hot trends that have not made the...