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TECH 13 Sep 2017 | 11:25 AM

Swatch shares drop on concern new Apple Watch may be bigger hit

Swatch Group AG shares fell as much as 3.2% on concern Switzerland’s largest watchmaker will face more competition from the latest version of the Apple Watch, which can make calls and send messages without requiring a mobile phone.

TECH 21 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM

Swiss smartwatches multiply as makers hunt millennial buyers

Swiss watchmakers are diving further into the unproven smartwatch market, with Montblanc, TAG Heuer and Tissot seeking to attract younger shoppers with a technology the industry largely snubbed until consumers began turning away from traditional timepieces.

TECH 17 Mar 2017 | 5:26 AM

Swatch takes on Google, Apple with watch operating system

Swatch Group AG said it’s developing an alternative to the iOS and Android operating systems for smartwatches as Switzerland’s largest maker of timepieces vies with Silicon Valley for control of consumers’ wrists.

TECH 02 Jan 2017 | 11:26 AM

Swiss watch sector set for smartwatch boom: LVMH executive

Switzerland's luxury watch sector can profit from a smartwatch boom as more consumers seek high-end versions of the technology.

TECH 01 Dec 2016 | 4:32 AM

Samsung Gear S3 to go on sale Dec 8

Samsung's latest smartwatches, the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic, will be available in Malaysia next week on both online and offline platforms.

TECH 09 Sep 2016 | 3:00 AM

Smartwatches: for fitness freaks and tech geeks only?

They were hyped as the next big thing after smartphones but tech giants have struggled to put a smartwatch on every wrist and Apple’s latest offering, aimed mainly at fitness enthusiasts, is unlikely to change that, analysts say.

TECH 24 Aug 2016 | 6:25 AM

US overtakes Hong Kong as biggest Swiss watch market

The United States overtook Hong Kong as the No.1 market for Swiss watch exports in July as cash-strapped watch retailers in Hong Kong held back from ordering new timepieces.

TECH 20 Mar 2016 | 11:00 PM

Baselworld 2016: Casio's connected watch keeps time in over 300 world cities

Casio's new solar-charging connected women's watch, the SHB-100, connects to a smartphone via a dedicated application for a quick and easy way to keep accurate time in over 300 cities worldwide.

TECH 23 Feb 2016 | 3:09 PM

A watch for all seasons

The newly launched Moto 360 is fashionable, innovative and customisable.

TECH 22 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

Big luxury watchmakers leave boldness to smaller rivals

Big luxury watchmakers at the Geneva fair this week displayed little risk and extravagance in terms of style, focusing on classics and neo-vintage models and leaving it to smaller rivals to stand out with original and bold designs.