50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, a 5-year warranty on all watches and the re-launch of the Calibre 321 give Omega retailers plenty to shout about in 2019.
Boredom is fatal to events like Baselworld because it sets the emotional backdrop against which everything is assessed.
Jean-Claude Biver joined the Swiss watch industry in the tumultuous 1970s, and learned the value of pragmatism and how not to waste a crisis.
The exhibition business in Switzerland, in consultation with brands, retailers and other stakeholders, can and should find a way to move forward.
Apple's Steve Jobs made the company's annual developer conference a hyped-up global event. Swatch Group could do the same.
Baselworld, and the city officials in Basel, have wrung the neck of a goose that has been laying golden eggs for decades, and they have only themselves to blame for major groups turning their backs on the exhibition.
Is Chrono24 the greatest threat to the global order for luxury watch distribution or retail, or a disruptor that will shape its future?
Watchfinder acquisition gives Richemont a channel for pre-owned watches with the potential to overtake sales of new timepieces.
If Baume could claim to be vegan and a favorite timepiece of Bernie Sanders, the marketing package would be complete.