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CORDER’s COLUMN: London preferred to Basel for a global spring watch...

Baselworld will be back in 2022, according to its owner MCH Group, but an online poll finds watch enthusiasts would rather gather in London.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Need answers from Rolex? Just ask!

Watchmaking's most secretive operator breaks silence twice. Is this heralding a fresh era of openness?

CORDER’S COLUMN: Is this five year Rolex boom a bubble?

Could profit taking and panic cause prices to crash? Not a chance, argues WATCHPRO editor Rob Corder.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Spreading the joy of Geneva

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.

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

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...

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: Patek Philippe $500,000 flip is a nightmare for authorized...

Clienteling and customer service employees are subjected to manipulation, abuse and even threats from flippers trying to buy the olive green Nautilus.

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

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.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Diary dates

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.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Thank you Jean-Christophe and Bulgari

Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin is the sort of optimist and business leader the world needs right now.