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Timex and Huami to build smart watches together

Timex

Timex may not be a household name when it comes to smartwatches and connected watches but a new partnership could soon change that. The Timex Group will partner with Chinese biometrics company Huami Corp to develop “a new generation of smart watches that deliver on performance, style, craftsmanship and price.” Timex previously developed connected watches like the Timex Metropolitan+, an analogue watch enhanced with […]

Countdown to Christmas begins with Nomos Glashütte advent calendar

Nomos Glashütte Advent Calendar

The Nomos Glashütte advent calendar back for another year! While there may not be any chocolates to be found (that we know of), the German watchmaker’s calendar promises lucky winners a selection of gifts including some of its beautiful timepieces. Starting December 1, we will be holding our annual holiday giveaway—with gifts such as specialties from Glashütte that cannot be found […]

Nixon launches Metallica watch collection

2018 Nixon Metallica watch collection

Watch company Nixon is partnering with the famed heavy metal band Metallica for its latest watch collection. Eight watches, each inspired by one of the band’s albums, are now available. Among the albums represented are “Kill ‘Em All”, “…And Justice For All” and “The Black Album.” A limited edition “Sanitarium” watch was also offered by quickly sold out. According to Metallica: They […]

Richard Mille opens first Canadian boutique

Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren

It just got easier for Canadians looking to strap a new Richard Mille watch to their wrist. The Swiss watchmaker recently opened its first Canadian boutique in Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighbourhood. The new location is operated by jeweler Louis Black under a licensing agreement. Much like Richard Mille timepieces themselves, the store layout is quite unique. It features a number of […]

Swiss OS smartwatch operating system coming by early 2019

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Swiss Swiss watchmaker Swatch has dabbled in the smartwatch space since it introduced the Swatch Touch Zero One touch watch back in 2015. The company now expects to launch its own smartwatch operating system and accompanying watch within months. A spokesperson recently confirmed to Wareable that it would launch by the end of the year or early 2019 at the latest. Swatch Group […]

Fitbit to end Pebble smartwatch support in June 2018

Pebble 2

Pebble stopped manufacturing and selling its smartwatches as soon as key personnel and intellectual assets were acquired by Fitbit back in December 2016 for about US$23 million. Support for existing Pebble smartwatch owners continued uninterrupted but the end of the road is now in view. Fitbit has now confirmed that support for Pebble smartwatches will end on June 30, 2018. Pebble […]

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 […]