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Report: Consumer Demand Increases for High-End Timepieces, Smartwatches

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Basel and Geneva, Switzerland—BaselWorld, the annual trade show for watches, opened Thursday with a showcase of 1,500 brands that are expected to draw in 150,000 professionals and coverage by more than 4,000 journalists. René Kamm, CEO of the MCH Group, which produces BaselWorld, welcomed Swiss Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann to open …

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Swatch to Introduce Affordable, 100% Swiss-Made Mechanical Watches

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Basel, Switzerland—Although most of the technical innovations seen at BaselWorld, the world’s largest watch and jewelry fair which ended today, usually center around mechanical watch movements from high-end brands that cater to the world’s wealthiest, this year one brand introduced a more egalitarian approach. Exhibiting for the first time at …