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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Swatch CEO Says Watch Brands to Hike Prices in Europe

Swatch Spring Summer 2015 Collection | Source: Swatch

Swatch Group AG, Switzerland’s biggest watchmaker, will raise prices at some of its brands by as much as 10 percent after the Swiss National Bank’s surprise decision last week to abandon the cap on the franc exchange rate.

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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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US Consumers Warm to Wearable Tech, Europeans Cooler

Opening Ceremony and Intel's MICA | Photo: Collier Schorr

Consumers are warming to the idea that wearing a computer on their wrists or clothing may not be the fashion faux pas that early clunky prototypes led many to fear, with 2015 poised to be a breakout for the much-hyped trend.

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