Category: Watchmaking

Apple Watch Takes Bite Out of Traditional Watchmakers

Categories: Apple, Swiss Watch News, Watch Tech, Watch Trends, Watchmaking

US Watch sales had their worst month in seven years in June, a sign that the Apple Watch is depressing demand for traditional timepieces. Retailers sold $375 million of watches during the month, 11 percent less than in June 2014, … Read More

Baselworld 2015: Jacob & Co. Introduces Stunning Update to Astronomia Tourbillon

Categories: Baselworld, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Watch Tech, Watchmaking

Jacob & Co. is back with an updated version of its stunning Astronomia Tourbillon. This time it has a domed sapphire case and a spinning 288-sided diamond representing the moon, which orbits around a hand-painted model of the earth. Most … Read More

Swatch to Launch Smartwatch to Challenge Apple (Good Luck)

Categories: Apple, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Watch Tech, Watch Trends, Watchmaking

The world’s most important watchmaker, the Swatch Group, announced this week that it will be wading into the smartwatch game after all. If Swatch expects to have a competitive product, it’s already off on the right foot. First, the CEO, Nick … Read More

Swiss Made Watch Label Strengthened, Guidelines Take Effect in 2017

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss Watch News, Watchmaking

The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) has approved the guidelines that will tighten the Swiss-made watch designation. Beginning January 1, 2017, a watch can be designated Swiss made only if the the total value of the watch is … Read More

Apple Watch Unveiled, Available in Early 2015

Categories: Watch Tech, Watchmaking

Apple introduced its long-rumored Apple Watch Tuesday. The “smartwatch” is priced at $349 and is available with six different bands and in stainless steel, aluminum or 18K gold cases. The watch also comes in two different sizes and three different collections: … Read More

Reports: Apple to Release iWatch in October

Categories: Hublot, Swiss Watch News, Watch Tech, Watchmaking

Apple is set to launch its long-rumored iWatch this October, according to multiple reports this week. Industry sources say that Apple will produce three to five million units per month. The watch is expected to be a wearable “device” capable … Read More

Kairos Claims to Be ‘World’s First and Only Mechanical Smart Watch Hybrid’

Categories: Watch Tech, Watch Trends, Watchmaking

At first glance, the Kairos watch looks like a high-end Swiss watch with mechanical under-pinnings. But look a little closer and you see it’s a bit of a mirage. Featuring a 1.1mm thin TOLED (Transparent Organic Light Emitting Diode) display, the … Read More

TimeCrafters Returns for Third Annual Luxury Watch Show in New York City

Categories: Swiss Watch News, Watch Shows, Watchmaking

TimeCrafters’ annual luxury watch show is returning May 15-18 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The most important watch event in the United States treats features a selection of the world’s best watchmakers, including A. Lange & Söhne, … Read More

TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon Is Driven by Belts

Categories: Baselworld, TAG Heuer, Watch Reviews, Watch Tech, Watchmaking

TAG Heuer released the world’s first tourbillon driven by micro-belts at this year’s Baselworld. The TAG Heuer Monaco V4 Tourbillon is an avant-garde marvel to behold; it’s powered by the company’s in-house 214-piece caliber V4 with 46 jewels, 28,800 vph, 9 micro … Read More

Porsche Design and Eterna Divorce

Categories: Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News, Watch & Cars, Watchmaking

Porsche Design and Eterna are breaking up. The two venerable brands have enjoyed commercial success with through a licensing agreement that say Eterna design, develop, and manufacture popular, high-quality Swiss watches. “We truly valued our partnership with watch manufacturer Eterna. … Read More