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Save the Date: Swisswatches Heads to Inhorgenta 2024 

In a few days’ time and under its new motto ‘Bold and Confident’, trade fair Inhorgenta will reopen its doors at Messe München. From the 16 to 19 February, visitors can admire jewellery, precious stones, and timepieces while celebrating the…

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Louis Vuitton Watch Prize: Raúl Pagès Emerges Victorious

The Louis Vuitton Watch Prize for Independent Creatives announced its first winner yesterday, on February 6, 2024, with Raúl Pagès and his RP1 – Régulateur à détente winning the inaugural holding of the competition. Raúl Pagès received a silver spiral…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Opens New Boutique In Munich

Swiss Jura-based manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre is settling into its new Bavarian home as it opens a boutique at Munich’s most prestigious address, on the glamorous Maximilianstrasse 24. The world-renowned shopping street in Germany, which comprises one of Munich’s four royal avenues,…

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Audemars Piguet Opens AP House in Hamburg

Following the AP House in Munich and the AP Boutique in Frankfurt, the new AP House in Hamburg is now open to customers just in time for the festive season. The Swiss haute horlogerie manufacture now operates 18 AP Houses…

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A Gastronomical and Horological Delight: F.P. Journe Le Restaurant

Geneva has a new culinary destination for watch enthusiasts and bon vivants alike. In cooperation with award-winning chef Dominique Gauthier, F.P. Journe has opened the fine dining brasserie ‘F.P. Journe Le Restaurant’. Since the beginning of November, refined dishes, exquisite…

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Orbituary: Entrepreneur Jörg G. Bucherer

Jörg G. Bucherer, Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors of Bucherer Holding AG, passed away on 6 November. The long-time Bucherer patron was 87 years old and leaves no children to carry on the business. In order to…

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In the Heart of Munich: Germany’s First Zenith Boutique

Zenith fans can now admire the timepieces of the traditional Swiss manufacture at the brand’s first German boutique in Munich. Only a stone’s throw away from the Bavarian State Opera, the Zenith boutique opened its doors in the heart of…

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Watch News of the Year: Rolex Takes Ownership of Bucherer

It is an earthquake that will change this industry like few others before: the world’s most important watch brand, Rolex, is taking over the world’s most important luxury watch retailer, Bucherer. Credit © bucherer.com As explained in a statement released…

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Audemars Piguet Crown Ilaria Resta as the Manufacture’s New CEO

After much anticipation, discussion, and predictions, the results are in: Audemars Piguet has named Ilaria Resta as its new CEO. While François-Henry Bennahmias’ successor will join the company as soon as August 2023, bringing almost a three-decade reign to an…

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May The Fastest Yacht Win: The Inaugural Richard Mille Cup

Where best to celebrate the beginning of summer than by the sea? For fifteen days in mid-June, Richard Mille will host its very own regatta on both sides of the Channel for the first time. The first edition of the…

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A Turning Point: Rolex Certified Pre-Owned Programme

The trading of pre-owned watches has exploded in recent years – and this upward trend is still ongoing. In a recent industry report, Deloitte predicts that the annual turnover with pre-owned watches will increase from the current 20 billion Swiss…

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Journey with Jaeger-LeCoultre: Reverso Timeless Stories Pop-Up

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manufacture is tucked away in the lush green Vallée du Joux. Yet this November, the horology house went mobile with a new pop-up, starting its journey in the alpine city of Munich, Germany. Lasting almost two weeks from November…