Meet Australia’s landscaper to the rich and famous

Landscaper to the rich and famous, Michael Bates, reveals why his techie clients get down in the weeds and why property people like their plants big.  This article featured in issue 10 of Forbes Australia. Tap here to secure your copy. Michael Bates, author of The New Australian Garden, has designed and built backyards for […]

Only Watch Auction raises $31 million, despite recent controversy

The Only Watch Auction, held in Geneva, didn’t shatter any world records, but at least it happened. The 10th edition of the Only Auction, which raises funds for Duschene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), was originally scheduled for November 2023, but had to be postponed due to controversy. It came under fire on social media by individuals who […]

Watches of Switzerland buys Roberto Coin for $130 million

Luxury watch and jewellery retailer, Watches of Switzerland, has acquired Roberto Coin Inc., the North America business division of the renowned Italian jewellery brand, for $130 million. The deal was announced Thursday. Under the terms of the agreement as revealed by the two companies, Watches of Switzerland (WOS) will have exclusive distribution rights and ownership […]

Wempe and Girard-Perregaux unveil limited-edition Laureato Chronograph

Watch and jewelry retailer, Wempe, launched the latest iteration of its “Signature Collection” with Girard-Perregaux. This Signature Collection consists of a series of limited edition and exclusive timepieces made in collaboration with best-in-class watch manufacturers, available only at Wempe, which includes the retailer’s Fifth Avenue New York store in the Peninsula New York Hotel. Previous […]