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Patek Philippe and Roger Smith watches smash world records at auction

If 2020 was about auctioneers selling more watches at lower prices through online auctions, 2021 is shaping up to be a year of record-breaking prices for the most prestigious pieces.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: WatchPro meets A Collected Man

Silas Walton, still in his mid-twenties at the time, spotted an opportunity seven years ago to become a de-facto authorized dealer for super-scarce pre-owned watches from the likes of Roger Smith, Kari Voutilainen and Philippe Dufour. His company, A Collected Man, now generates annual sales of around $20 million trading these watches with collectors all over the world.

Swiss industry accused of investing more in marketing than watchmaking

Business leaders in Switzerland are becoming increasingly concerned that traditional watchmaking skills are disappearing as the industry becomes more focused on marketing than manufacturing. Felix...

Independent watchmaking leaders host seminar at SalonQP

Stephen Forsey, Felix Baumgartner and Roger Smith in a panel discussion about the challenges that budding watchmakers face and the opportunities open to them at...

2015: The Year in Review

The message from the past 12 months is mixed. Many brands will describe a challenging commercial environment while luxury retailers pump millions into huge...

All the latest from SalonQP 2015

Salon QP opened its doors to the luxury watch industry at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery last night with a host of new product launches and...

Struthers London picked for Walpole mentor scheme

Influential British luxury thinktank Walpole has taken Struthers London under its wing as part of its Crafted programme to showcase luxury craftspeople. The luxury...

SalonQP 2015 shaping up to be most successful yet

SalonQP is shaping up to be the most successful yet with a host of watch premieres, exhibitions, seminars and a larger roster of partners...

WIN: The Watchmakers Apprentice on DVD

WatchPro has a copy of the George Daniels and Roger Smith documentary The Watchmaker’s Apprentice to give away on DVD. Following a successful run of...

The Watchmakers Apprentice set for DVD release

The film detailing the work of George Daniels and Roger Smith is set for a DVD release this month. David Armstrong’s 67-minute documentary charts...