Vacheron Ditches Diamonds for Mechanical Features to Lure Women

Assembly of Vacheron's Calibre 2260SQ | Source: Vacheron Constantin

The common denominator to attract female clientele in the luxury watchmaking industry has so far usually been a sparkly one  diamonds. Vacheron Constantin, the oldest Swiss watchmaker in continuous operation, plans to change that.

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Alibaba and Tencent Spend Billions in Race to be China’s One-stop Online Shop

Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou, China | Source: Reuters

Alibaba and Tencent spent more than $8 billion last year alone backing often strikingly similar ventures, as the Chinese Internet giants race to create online one-stop-shops to win the digital loyalty of a tenth of the world’s population.

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