Sales of Swiss Watch Soars in 2011

Exports of Swiss watches surged at the start of 2011 due to the strong sales in the United States, France, and China at 30.3%, 40.7%, and 20.8% respectively. These figures are released by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH. Worldwide, the sales of Swiss watches increased by 14.6% compared to a year ago. […]

Dress Watches at Baselworld

Baselworld is a significant event for everyone in the watch making industry. Unlike the SIHH event which is held annually though, the focus on this show is more on sports watches. But even a man who loves his sports watch to death needs at least one dress watch that can be worn for more formal […]

Crocodile Straps are Back

The availability of high-tech materials that can withstand underwater pressure, extreme weather conditions, and other rough handling have caught the eyes and a large share of the wallet of many watch connoisseurs as well as actual users. But watches that are created for basic functionality and stunning aesthetics are making a comeback. In 2011, beautiful […]

Brands on Display at Baselworld 2011

When it comes to the Swiss watches pecking order, Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC, Omega, and Breitling are at the top of the pecking order. At the Basel International Horologe Exhibition (Also known as Baselworld) which is scheduled on March 24 to 31, these brands definitely outdid themselves once again. Aside from the most recognized names […]