Category: Breguet

Baselworld 2014 in Photos

Categories: Baselworld, Breguet, Omega, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex

The world’s biggest watch event, Baselworld, officially opened its doors Wednesday. Here’s a bird’s eye view from the inside and outside the event. As you can see from the photos, one of the stars of the event is the stunning … Read More

How the Swatch Group Dominates the Swiss Watch Industry

Categories: Blancpain, Brand Profiles, Breguet, Omega, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

While we may like to imagine a Swiss watchmaker fusing art and engineering together in the rare air of an Alpine village with a mountain view, that reality is long gone. These days one firm lords over all others: the … Read More

Swatch Purchases Harry Winston for $750 Million

Categories: Blancpain, Breguet, Omega, Other, Swiss Watch News

The Swatch Group announced Monday that it will acquire the watch and jewelry business of luxury purveyor Harry Winston. The $750 million cash purchase also includes an assumption of $250 million in debt. The acquisition is the largest in Swatch Group’s … Read More

The 5 Most Powerful People in the Swiss Watch Industry for 2013

Categories: Breguet, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, IWC, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

Who are the movers and shakers that drive the Swiss Watch industry forward? There are probably 20 contenders but here’s our picks for the five most powerful players right now. Each one will play a leading role in shaping the … Read More

Breguet Edges Out Patek Philippe for Top ‘Brand Status’ Honors

Categories: Breguet, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Swiss Watch News

The Luxury Institute, a New York-based think tank, says Breguet ranks highest in its annual luxury watch brand status survey of participants earning at least $200,000 per year with a minimum of $5 million in net worth. Patek Philippe finished … Read More

Russian Church Patriarch in Hot Water over Disappearing $30,000 Swiss Watch

Categories: Breguet, Swiss Watch News

The New York Times is reporting that the Russian Orthodox Church is facing a scandal over its leader, Patriarch Kirill, being pictured with a Breguet watch north of $30,000. The church didn’t help itself when it doctored the photo to make … Read More

Swatch Group Delivers Record Earnings

Categories: Breguet, Omega, Swatch, Swiss Watch News

Even though the Swatch Group recently lost it’s iconic leader, Nicholas G. Hayek, the company shows no signs of slowing down after reporting recording earnings for the first half of 2010. The world’s largest watchmaker reported a 54 percent increase … Read More

Swiss Watch Titan Nicholas G. Hayek, Dies at 82

Categories: Breguet, Omega, Swatch, Swiss Watch News

Swatch founder and CEO Nicholas G. Hayek died of apparent heart failure on June 29th while working in his Biel, Switzerland office. The Lebanese-born business icon is widely credited with saving the Swiss watch industry from oblivion as the mastermind … Read More

Swatch Group Upbeat About 2010

Categories: Blancpain, Breguet, Omega, Swatch, Swiss Watch News

Swatch Group expects robust demand to drive increased profits in 2010 after reporting strong results for December 2009 and through the first few weeks of the new year. Mid-range brands such as Tissot, Longines, and Rado have performed strongly even … Read More

Record Prices for Luxury Swiss Watches at Auction

Categories: Breguet, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch News

Christie’s enjoyed a record-setting Monday in Geneva that netted $27.7 million–the most ever for an auction event. A rare Patek Philippe wristwatch worn by an Indian Maharaja and a gold and diamond-set Breguet crafted for French Empress Josephine Bonaparte were … Read More