Retail Building Blocks In America: Bucherer Acquires Tourneau — What Does It Mean For American Retail?

Bucherer Group acquires Tourneau.

In big news today, American retailer Tourneau has been acquired by European jewelry and watch retail giant, Bucherer Group. Not to be confused with the Swiss watch brand Carl F. Bucherer, which is also under the Lucerne, Switzerland-based retail group umbrella, Bucherer Group,  acquired what is the largest US-based luxury watch retailer brick-and-mortar operation (not to…

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Seiko Prospex Challenge 2017 Makes Waves in NY with Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau talks about Seiko and the Seiko Prospex watch during the event.

Recently in New York City, Seiko and the Prospex Challenge 2017 exhibit made a real splash. Focusing on Seiko Prospex dive watches throughout the years, the exhibit opened with a wave of enthusiasm, and even attracted Fabien Cousteau. In 1965 Seiko launched its very first divers watch. Since then, Seiko has continued to grow as…

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Top Six Sports Watches of 2017: Our Picks for GPHG 2017

Our picks for the Top Sport Watches of GPHG 2017: Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer

It’s not too far off: November 8th is when the 17th meeting of the Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève, GPHG, will take place. For those unaware, the GPHG is the organization and annual watchmaking award ceremony where different watches are recognized for various feats of horological wizardry. Think Academy Awards but for watches. Six…

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American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute Announce Florida Convention

watchmaking demonstrations and classes will be part of the 7th annual Madison Avenue Watch Week event.

For those die-hard lovers of the intricacies of watchmaking, take note:  The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will host its annual convention October 4–7, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport—Westshore hotel in Tampa, Fla. The event, which includes a vendor fair with tools, technology and more, also offers more than 12 hours of education. Additionally, a tour of watchband…

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Franck Muller and Parmigiani Fleurier Participate in Monterey Classic Car Week

LaFerrari Aperta on display at the Franck Muller exhibit (with Neiman Marcus) at the Concorso Italiano in Monterey.

Yesterday we brought you a look at the winner of the Rolex Best of Show Award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in Monterey, California. Today, we take a look at a few watch brands (other than Rolex) involved in the Monterey Classic Car week events. Franck Muller At the 2017 Concorso Italiano event…

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Carl F. Bucherer Works to Save the Manta Rays with Patravi ScubaTec Manta Trust Watch

Reef Manta Ray, Manta alfredi, Dhiggaru Kandu, Ari Atoll, Maldives © Guy Stevens, Manta Trust 2015

We love watch brands that recognize and support conservation efforts that are vital to our changing world. Being at the ocean regularly makes me keenly aware of the beauty and benefit of the seas to mankind, and of our depletion of marine life. That’s why we are happy to witness the efforts of independent Swiss…

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