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Houruniverse
Baselworld Owner Creates New Trade Show
Baselworld owner MCH Group has established Houruniverse, a new trade fair for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industries that will run virtually throughout the year and feature an annual live event.Buyers and...
Polished Markets Jul 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Poly Auction
Diamonds and Jadeite Score Big at Auction
Poly Auction’s Magnificent Jewels, Watches and Handbags sale garnered HKD 91.9 million ($11.9 million), with a number of diamond pieces selling within expectations.A jadeite necklace with a diamond and ruby clasp was the...
Polished Markets Jul 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Baselworld to Drop Name, Change Venue
Baselworld’s organizers are planning to change the event’s name, restructure its format and choose a new location following its falling-out with exhibitors and the cancellation of its January 2021 show.“The date of January 2021...
Watches May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Bulgari store London
LVMH Pulls Out of Baselworld
LVMH has withdrawn its four watch and jewelry brands from the 2021 Baselworld show after several other industry heavyweights quit the event.Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith will instead take...
Watches Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Rolex
Baselworld Mulls Its Future as More Brands Quit
Five major watch brands have pulled out of the 2021 Baselworld show, prompting organizers MCH Group to consider the event’s future.Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard and Tudor will launch a new fair in Geneva...
Watches Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Stuller
More Jewelers Close Up Shop Due to COVID-19
A number of jewelers and manufacturers are shutting temporarily following government orders amid the coronavirus outbreak.Stuller has closed its Louisiana headquarters and suspended all on-site operations in accordance with Governor John Bel Edwards’s...
Retail Mar 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Watches of Switzerland
Watches of Switzerland to Go Public
Watches of Switzerland will proceed with an initial publicoffering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in an effort to reduce its debt and support growth.The UK-based luxury-watch retailer plans to raise approximately GBP 155million ($201.6 million) by selling...
Retail May 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Rolex
Baselworld, SIHH Synchronize 2020 Dates
Baselworld and Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie inGeneva (SIHH) will take place back-to-back from 2020 in an attempt by theirorganizers to reinvigorate interest in the shows. SIHH, which is usually a January event, will instead runfrom April 26 to 29 in Geneva,...
Watches Dec 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Birks Bitcoin
Birks to Accept Payment in Bitcoin
Customers will soon be able to pay in Bitcoin at eight BirksGroup stores in Canada, the retailer said. The jeweler claims to be the first luxury retailer in Canadato accept the cryptocurrency. The service will be available at the end...
Retail Nov 28, 2018 Rapaport News
Baselworld
More Brands Quit Baselworld 2019
Three watchmakers have reportedly statedtheir intention to leave Baselworld following Swatch Group’s exit from the Swissshow. Zurich-based Maurice Lacroix will not participate in the 2019 event, a Baselworld spokespersonconfirmed to Rapaport News. Corum and...
Watches Oct 21, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Jared store 150
Jared to Offer Luxury Watch Trade-In
Jared The Galleria of Jewelry is launching a trade-inprogram for luxury watches at its US stores. Partnering with Crown & Caliber — an online marketplacefor pre-owned luxury timepieces — the jeweler will allow customers to exchangetheir watches for in-store...
Retail Apr 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Patek Philippe Calibre 89
Complex Patek Philippe Watch Up for Auction
This spring, Sotheby’s will auction what it claims is PatekPhilippe’s most complicated watch.The pocket watch, the Calibre 89, is estimated at $6.4million to $9.9 million, the auction house said in a recent statement. Thetimepiece, which took Patek...
Watches Mar 13, 2017 Rapaport News
henry graves
Sotheby's to Auction 'The Henry Graves Supercomplication' Masterpiece
Sotheby’s Geneva will present The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece for auction on November 14, which the auction house estimated could sell for more than $16.8 million (CHF 15 million). The watch was...
Watches Jul 10, 2014 Jeff Miller
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