Category: Industry

Sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk Officially Named Richard Mille Partner Athlete

Sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk Officially Named Richard Mille Partner Athlete

By Roberta Naas Just about a week ago, we wrote about Gold Olympic medalists from Rio 2016 who were also brand ambassadors. One of those was Wayde Van Niekerk, the South African sprinter. The thing is, Richard Mille had not yet made the announcement that Van Niekerk was a new brand ambassador — but when we saw the watch on his wrist, it seemed a given READ MORE

Rio 2016: Men’s USA Basketball Team, Including Haute Time Co-Founder Carmelo Anthony, Takes the Gold

Rio 2016:  Men’s USA Basketball Team, Including Haute Time Co-Founder Carmelo Anthony, Takes the Gold

By Roberta Naas Haute Time’s co-founder and famed NBA player Carmelo Anthony was a leading member of Team USA men’s basketball, which took the win in Rio. The men’s basketball team took home its third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
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Over the Rainbow: Six Sensational Rainbow-Colored Gemstone Watches (slideshow)

Over the Rainbow: Six Sensational Rainbow-Colored Gemstone Watches  (slideshow)

By Roberta Naas This year, the watch world recognized the diverse dimensions of its audiences. Not everyone wants a black, white, gray or blue watch – some like their time with an explosion of color—even at the highest end of the spectrum. Perhaps more than ever before, brands in all price realms are complying – offering red, yellow, pink, blue, purple, orange, lime green and other color watch straps and dials. This explosion of color, however, READ MORE

5 Questions with Miami Marlins Right Fielder Giancarlo Stanton, TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador

5 Questions with Miami Marlins Right Fielder Giancarlo Stanton, TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador

By Roberta Naas Just a couple of days ago, we got word that Major League Base baller Giancarlo Stanton would not be able to finish out the season with the Miami Marlins due to injury. It is a devastating loss for the Marlins, as MLB’s hardest hitter has to become a sitter instead of a player. The right fielder is also a TAG Heuer brand ambassador and epitomizes the brand’s “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” campaign. Cool, calm and seemingly easy going, the 26-year-old Stanton packs so much power in his swing that he not only breaks bats, but also breaks records. In an exclusive interview he shares his thoughts on time, commitment, baseball and injuries. READ MORE

TAG Heuer, Giancarlo Stanton, Hilaire Damiron Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation and History Surrounding the Carrera Panamericana Races

TAG Heuer, Giancarlo Stanton, Hilaire Damiron Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation and History Surrounding the Carrera Panamericana Races

By Roberta Naas This was a busy week in Miami for TAG Heuer, where the brand had several key brand ambassadors on hand, including Miami Marlins right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton and racecar driver Hilaire Damiron, at an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary is of the first Heuer Mikrograph watch, which was created in 1916. The 100 Years of Innovation exhibition took place at the Aventura Mall and showcased historical watches alongside some of the brand’s more innovative pieces of today, including its Connected watch and an all-new 1016 re-edition of the Mikrograph. Also on display were the original 1963 Carrera and READ MORE

One-0n-One Interview: Vacheron Constantin Global CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres, Talks Candidly About Watches and America

One-0n-One Interview: Vacheron Constantin Global CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres, Talks Candidly About Watches and America

By Roberta Naas
Recently, Vacheron Constantin selected the United States for its worldwide launch of the new Overseas World Timer and other watches – marking the first time a worldwide launch for the brand took place in America. During an exciting multi-day event, we had the distinct opportunity to spend quite a bit of time talking with brand CEO, Juan-Carlos Torres. It was a very candid interview, during which Torres stated that our industry may be in a crisis and described ways brands and retailers may want to re-think business to attract today’s consumers.

In addition to sharing his thoughts on the difficult economic climate facing the watch industry today, he also discussed the American market for watches, the READ MORE

8 Wonderful Luxury Wood Watches Just in Time for Father’s Day (slideshow)

8 Wonderful Luxury Wood Watches Just in Time for Father’s Day (slideshow)

With Father’s Day around the corner, we went out on a limb to find some unusual timepieces just right for dad. Just like we brought “lace and fabric” watches to the forefront for Mother’s Day, now we bring you a close up, comprehensive look at some wonderful luxury watches with wooden dials and bezels. READ MORE

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