Our Sunday watch news roundup starts with Rolex’s lawsuit against laCalifornienne. Rolex was none-too-happy with the Rolex modder’s modifications. watchpro.com reports that Rolex won their suit against the husband-and-wife owners for trademark violation. Will Rolex take on the other modders, such as Wildman, Blaken and Mad Paris? Rolex’s victory may also have implications for . . .
Yesterday, Watches of Switzerland revealed that it was pantsed by Coronageddon. Today, Richemont – the world’s third largest luxury goods conglomerate – reported their progress. How goes the battle for A. Lange & Söhne, BAUME, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc and Watchfinder & Co.? There are two key takeaways . . .
Responding to Coronageddon, Patek Philippe dealers worldwide have launched “Temporary E-Shops.” Housebound customers can now order their five-figure-and-up timepieces online from an authorized dealer and have their treasured timepiece shipped straight to their door. Not all dealers are in, but most are. And all of them . . .
Got your sights set on a luxury watch? Something of a stretch? If you’re looking to put a foot on the luxury ladder without [completely] breaking the bank, the major players offer brand magic at an affordable – well, more affordable price. Check out these five entry level luxury watches . . .
The finalists for the Grand Prix Horologie De Genève are out. There are 14 categories with 12 watches per category. The official website has all the watches, complete with specifications and descriptions. Ain’t nobody got time for that. With the GPHG’s permission, we’re covering one category per day, highlighting three of the most interesting per category. Most likely to win? We shall see. Ladies first . . .