LVMH Bails, Kering Cuts – Coronavirus Watch 36

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“They hoard their most desirable watches for their own boutiques, force less popular pieces on their partners and price them in such a way that the only way to shift them is out of the back door on the grey market.” That’s watchpro.com‘s Rob Corder’s take on the war between watchmakers and retailers. No question: the watch industry is in turmoil. And not just at the sharp end. LVMH is bailing on their deal to buy Tiffany & Co. . . .

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Grail Watch – 3 Reasons Not to Buy One

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Start with this: only the pure of heart will ever wear a Grail watch. Which is why you don’t see Indiana Jones wearing one in The Last Crusade. So really, you don’t deserve a Grail watch. That said . . .

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Patek Philippe Rules – Here’s Why

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Swiss horology has a Holy Trinity: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet. They’re also known as the New King, the Old King and the Young Prince. While this doesn’t provide a complete picture of modern haute horlogerie, it’s true: Patek Philippe rules . . .

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Richemont Sales Down 47% – Coronavirus Watch 28

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The Swatch Group recently released its financial report for the first quarter of 2020 As revealed in our post Swatch Profits Tank – Coronavirus Watch 27, the conglomerate claimed a quick sales recovery after the Coronageddon lockdown and a bright future ahead. Now it’s Richemont’s turn. The song remains the same. Well, the first part . . .

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Watch News 6/7/2020 – Rolex Mauls Modder!

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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 . . .

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