Some watch market news for you; SWISS WATCHES IN DEMAND WatchPro mag reports that Swiss exports to the UK were up by 21% in August, according to the latest stats from the Swiss watch manufacturers association. To be fair part of the reason could be retailers stocking up for the Christmas sales season which kicks off in September. Watches of Switzerland posted 19% growth for … Continue reading Latest Watch Market News Snippets
There are many ways to promote a watch brand these days. You can market your Longines to the horsey brigade at Eventing, showjumping or similar gatherings, Rolex love that tennis vibe, Omega have done pretty well with the James Bond movie franchise up until the departure of Daniel Craig. But here’s a novel approach from HVILINA, an Eastern European brand which has just launched the … Continue reading HVILINA 12 Minutes: Game Collab Convertible is A Winner
The Hyperion chronograpgh is one of our fave Indie brand designs at NWC mag. It channels some of the spirit of the Tudor Heritage models, captures the yachting watch vibe with its segmented sub-dials, and offers good value too. It’s currently reduced to $880 on the Crafter Blue site and yeah, it has a Seiko auto movement inside, but the fit and finish of the … Continue reading Crafter Blue Hyperion, Clubman and Arctic Blue Editions
Some news from Singapore, where an online auction is scheduled for early September. Ideal if you are a high net worth type looking for portable assets that banks can’t steal or freeze whenever they feel like it. Just saying. Here’s the word; Singapore-based premier investment advisory firm for high-end watches, FutureGrail, is pleased to announce its inaugural online auction of collectible timepieces, going live on 8th September and running … Continue reading HNW Assets: Singapore Watch Auction Fast Approaching
As every Rolex owner in the UK knows watch thefts are becoming more frequent, organised gangs are targeting High Net Worth people and violence is sometimes used too. Recently TV presenter Aled Jones had his Rolex stolen by a man using a machete, quite a common weapon now in London. Violent crime in some parts of London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester ansd many other cities makes … Continue reading Watch Thefts: Tourists Targeted, Says Watch Register
The Richemont Group has posted some financials for April-June 2023, which show that luxury watch sales are still pretty healty around the world, depsite the higher taxes, food inflation, energy bills and other crap we have to endure in Britain. Only the US market seems to be sluggish after the Covid event, accelerating fentanyl/meth epidemic and fuel inflation following Biden’s pipeline closure and Border opening … Continue reading Richemont Watches Selling Well: Latest Financials Here
After a chat on Twitter recently with Chris, who is trying watch repair for the first time, it got your NWC Editor thinking back to the apprentice days of watch reapir, ten years ago. Yes, back then I could barely swap a battery in a Storm watch without scratching the case with a slip of the knife. But a longtime watch fettler called Ernie walked … Continue reading What’s The Best Watch Repair Kit For a Beginner?
The Christopher Ward C60 Atoll is perhaps one of the best looking watches of the year and yes, we are only halfway through 2023. Conside the stunning blue dial. The white isn’t too shabby either, but the blue/turquoise is hazy delight, shifting its colour with a captivating gradient effect. It’s the kind of sea colour that makes you want to snorkel, surf or swim all … Continue reading Christopher Ward C60 Atoll: Surf’s Up Dude