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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Chinese Market to Stabilize in 2015, LVMH’s Watch Chief Says

Bulgari store in Pudong, China | Source: Shutterstock

China’s luxury watch market will stabilize in 2015 as the industry recovers from last year’s decline in demand from high-end customers, according to Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA’s timepiece unit.

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Roger Dubuis May Raise Watch Prices After Euro Cap

Stephanie Seymour in Roger Dubuis' velvet haute couture campaign | Source: Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis, a Swiss watchmaker owned by Cie. Financiere Richemont SA, anticipates increasing prices in the euro zone by 7 percent in reaction to the Swiss National Bank’s Jan. 15 decision to exit a three-year-old euro cap.

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Luxury Brands Gear Up for Chinese New Year Spend Abroad

Chinese shopper looking at bags | Source: Bloomberg

From Paris to New York, purveyors of luxury goods are teaching staff Mandarin, offering traditional New Year “hongbao” gifts and flocking to social media sites as well-heeled Chinese tourists pack their bags to ring in the Year of the Goat abroad.

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Britain’s Fashion Brands Target Tech-Savvy Men to Lift Sales

Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 | Source: Reuters

Britain’s leading fashion brands are hoping to give menswear sales a lift by targeting younger, digitally savvy male shoppers with live streaming and social media to promote the twice-yearly mens fashion week that began on Friday.

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