Victoria Gomelsky

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Inflation Is Affecting Watch Prices, Too

But, at least so far for Swiss watchmakers, “the more prices are increasing, the more consumers want to invest in these brands.”It should come...

What’s Next for Stainless Steel Sports Watches

After more than five years, you might think the buying frenzy would be waning. But you’d be wrong.Unlike the fashion world’s blink-and-you-miss-it product cycle,...

In Watches, What Does Luxury Mean Now?

Gen Z buyers, for whom inclusivity, sustainability, transparency and traceability are not negotiable, already have changed the way brands do business.Until recently, most luxury...

Jean-Claude Biver Announces His Own Watch Brand

The industry veteran and his son Pierre intend to offer the first JC Biver models late this year.Forty years ago, Jean-Claude Biver, then an...

Gathering Watch-World Heritage in One URL

A Swiss magazine publisher leads an effort to digitize horology’s history.Imagine if the world’s horological archives — and their cache of pamphlets, drawings, reports,...

The Most Prized Watch Brands You’ve Never Heard Of

The rising prices of Rolexes and Pateks have collectors turning to what one expert called “the dead brands society.”In 2012, when Scott Heileson turned...

The Chinese Watch Brand That Beat the Swiss

CIGA Design’s triumph at an industry awards event last fall was unexpected. At least by its competitors.In 2016 Zhang Jianmin was on a visit...

Despite Risks, Watch Brands Are Fixated on China

Xi discourages displays of wealth and there are risks of cultural misunderstanding — but the country has millions and millions of prospective buyers.For Swiss...

Shopping for Gifts, but Out of Ideas?

We asked 10 specialists to recommend presents for foodies, fitness fanatics, travelers and others.In a world that is more global, and globalized, than ever,...

How Can the Watch Industry Be Greener?

Ten observers offer their recommendations, from limiting promotional travel to downsizing those lavish presentation boxes.The Swiss watch industry seems to be intensifying its commitment...

A New Watch Brand Says It’s ‘Circular Swiss Made’

ID Genève’s debut watch features refurbished movements, recycled stainless steel and compostable packaging.Swiss watchmakers are fanatical about tradition — so much so that even...

Instagram: A Watch Brand’s Best Friend

Its effect on design may be a delicate subject, but no one disputes that popularity on the social media platform means sales.In 2017, shortly...

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