IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Canada”

Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition "Boutique Canada"

Is there a better way to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday than to get a new watch? Better yet, one released to commemorate this Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary. If this sounds like a good idea, the IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Canada” is for you. Announced earlier this year at the opening of IWC Schaffhausen’s new boutique at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Center, the […]

Paul Newman’s own Rolex Paul Newman Daytona sells for US$17.8 million

Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona

Hundreds gathered at the Phillips auction house in New York earlier this week for the latest wristwatch auction. By the time the dust settled, Paul Newman’s own 1968 Rolex Paul Newman Daytona had become the most expensive wristwatch to be sold at auction. Including the buyer’s premium, it sold for US$17,752,500. The watch was the eighth lot of the evening. Bidding […]

ASUS to discontinue its line of ZenWatch smartwatches?

ASUS ZenWatch 3

Google may be about to lose one of its original Android Wear hardware partners. The hit-and-miss Digitimes reports that ASUS may be about to discontinue its line of ZenWatch smartwatches due to disappointing sales. According to supply chain sources, ASUS is only shipping between 5,000 and 6,000 units of its ZenWatch family of devices per month. Asus unveiled the original ZenWatch […]

New Tag Heuer Smartwatch collection coming in May

Tag Heuer Carrera Connected

Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver is “satisfied” with sales of the TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch sales so far. Some 56,000 units have been sold since its launch in November 2015. He also confirmed in an interview with Switzerland’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung that a new collection will be unveiled in May. Biver first mentioned a second generation of Tag Heuer smartwatches back in […]

Fitbit acquires smartwatch maker Vector Watch

Vector Watch Face Contest winner - Runner-ups

The smartwatch market is going through rough times. Plummeting sales have hurt a number of manufacturers. It has also proven to be an opportunity for some other players. Just last month, Fitbit acquired Pebble in a bid “to accelerate the expansion of our platform and ecosystem to make Fitbit a vital part of daily life for a wider set of consumers.” […]

Swarovski Smart Watch “for her” to be unveiled at Baselworld 2017

Swarovski Smart Watch teaser

CES 2017 kicked off yesterday with the usual frenzy of press releases and new products. Among the many companies holding events, Qualcomm announced the upcoming Snapdragon 835 mobile processor. It also teased that Swarovski will unveil an Android Wear-powered smartwatch at Baselworld 2017. The teaser video shown during the event reveals only that the Swarovski Smart Watch is designed “for her” and […]