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TECH 21 Mar 2017 | 1:30 AM Premium

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 04 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM Premium

The old-fashioned wristwatch isn't ready for the museum just yet

When the master watchmakers of the MB&F workshop in Geneva, Switzerland work on their creations, time itself plays little part. Last year the company made just 245 timepieces.

TECH 17 Mar 2017 | 5:26 AM Premium

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 21 Nov 2018 | 5:00 AM Premium

eBay polishes plans for online second-hand luxury watch market

Buying a second-hand luxury watch on eBay should get easier next year as the company gets better at checking that only genuine timepieces are sold on the online platform.

TECH 26 Mar 2018 | 8:53 AM Premium

Booming online luxury goods sales convert watchmakers to the Web

A boom in online luxury goods sales is finally convincing high-end watchmakers, long sceptical that customers would pay thousands to buy intricate timepieces on the web, to step up their investments in e-commerce.

TECH 24 Aug 2016 | 6:25 AM Premium

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 28 May 2015 | 12:51 PM Premium

Cartier boss snubs ‘useful’ smartwatches for classic chic

Luxury jeweller Cartier said it doesn’t intend to climb on the smartwatch bandwagon, viewing none of the high-tech gadgets equal to the traditional timepieces the 168 year-old company makes.

TECH 28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 PM Premium

The LG G Watch R — Time to get fashionable

The South Korean company's second attempt at a smartwatch is all about dialling up the style rather than trying to replace a smartphone, or trying to second guess what other companies are going to be integrating into their intelligent timepieces.

TECH 06 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM Premium

A sound idea for a smartwatch: music features come to G-Shock model

The latest model in Casio's expanding G-Shock range of digital timepieces with above average intelligence features will come complete with SoundHound music recognition.

TECH 31 Mar 2014 | 4:33 PM Premium

Connected watches, virtually absent but still creating buzz at Baselworld

Watches that connect to your smartphone or even a satellite to ensure perfect time, regardless of where you are in the world, or alert you if you leave your phone behind?