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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.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Secondary thoughts

The second hand watch business is developing so much faster than the primary market, and its leading players are getting seriously rich.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Why grey market is the friend we have to...

Where would the industry be today without the transparency and self-leveling effect of our shadow economy?

CORDER’S COLUMN: C. D. Peacock is living through every Rolex dealer’s...

Rolex dealers live in constant fear that one of their salespeople will go rogue and sell watches to the grey market.

CORDER’S COLUMN: I do wonder about Watches and Wonders

Web-based exhibitions like April's Watches and Wonders will only work for a tiny number of brands.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Luxury must excite

Another season of webinars from wooden CEOs presentations fills me with dread.

CORDER’S COLUMN: My word of the year for 2020: Clienteling

Clienteling is a recognition that, at the top end of the watch and jewellery market, there are comparatively few customers whose repeat business is critical to commercial success.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Post-covid continuity

Many of the lessons we have been forced to learn in 2020 can, I hope, be quickly forgotten once life returns to a new kind of normal, hopefully by Easter next year.

CORDER’S COLUMN: 2021 is a post-apocalypse wasteland waiting for something —...

Next year is a barren desert stretching to a distant horizon in which there are no major promotional events planned for the entire watch industry. I do not have a single nailed on date in my calendar for next year. Nil, nothing, nada.