Watch Industry News Archive

Fine Watches, Low Prices: The Global Economy’s Affect on The Luxury Watch Market

Have you ever wondered what the effect of the sluggish economy in Europe is having on the luxury watch market on a global scale? When you combine the struggling economies of Europe and China, as

As Watch Auction Prices Soar, Independent Retailers Are Still Your Best Option

If you’re the kind of person that tries to keep up with watch industry news, you’ve probably been inundated by watch auction propaganda at one point or another. It’s a romantic idea surrounded by

History of the Wristwatch: The Early Beginnings

Prior to the industrialization of European countries, wristwatches were strictly considered to be a women’s accessory. It wasn’t until the 19th century that this perception began to change. This is where the history of

Pros and Cons of Customizing your Luxury Watch

Owning a luxury watch can give you a sense of status and accomplishment. You don’t put on a Rolex to match your outfit, you put on a Rolex because it MAKES your outfit. While

New Breitling Emergency II Finally Available to US Market

Breitling Emergency II The wildly successful Breitling Emergency, the first-ever watch with a dual-frequency locator beacon, had its latest version release stalled to U.S markets after it was announced at Baselworld 2013. On June

Ruby Sells for almost $31 Million USD

The stone is a ruby. It has officially become the world’s single most expensive colored stone. It was sold at an auction in Switzerland for about 30 million USD even though the stone was

What “Water Resistant” really means!!

The first thought that comes to mind when one sees the words Water Resistant is that their watch is actually water proof. However, that isn’t always the case. Typically, watches are graded on their

Rolex Datejust History

The Rolex Datejust was introduced in 1945 and appeared very similar to the Rolex Bubbleback. Original Rolex Datejust introduced in 1945. This was also the same year of the 40 year anniversary of the

EDITORIAL: Will The Smart Watch Supplant The Swiss Watch?

With the upcoming launch of the iWatch later this year, many are asking if apple will do the same to the watch industry as they did to the walkman with their release of the

Christie’s Dispatch: Reginald Brack Selects His Favorite Auction Pieces

Reginald Brack Christie’s Senior Vice President, International Head of Retail, Watches, shares his personal favorites from Auction. These watches are defiantly ones to look out for on the mots wanted list from last May’s