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 […]

38 perfect gift ideas to spoil mum with this Mother’s Day

Breakfast in bed might be nice, but is it better than lab-grown diamonds? Or a professional-quality blast chiller? Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we have some ideas on how to show mum what she really means to you. St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon: $40 At the end of the day, it’s the simple […]

The best of Watches and Wonders 2024

From Rolex and Patek Philippe to Cartier and IWC, timeless timepieces from the world’s biggest watch show. This year’s edition of Watches and Wonders was a little light on wonders, but there were still plenty of innovative and unforgettable timepieces, including several record-breakers. Piaget debuted the thinnest tourbillon, which clocks in at svelte 2 mm, […]

Cartier unveils 2024 Women’s Initiative fellows

Luxury brand Cartier has announced the 33 fellows selected for this year’s Cartier Women’s Initiative, including two Australians and one New Zealander. Cartier, which launched its Women’s Initiative (CWI) back in 2006, has recognised 33 women impact entrepreneurs for 2024 for their achievements and solutions to pressing global challenges. The winners of the CWI Awards […]

100 days out: Omega begins countdown to Paris 2024 Olympics in style

Watches and Wonders might be over for another year but that hasn’t stopped Omega, the official timekeeper for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, going for an early gold to mark the 100-day countdown. With just 100 days until the Paris 2024 Olympics, Omega isn’t just watching the clock—they’re resetting it. As the games’ Official Timekeeper, […]