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Breitling commemorates commercial aviation with new collectionSubscription

Luxury watch brand Breitling has created a capsule collection of Navitimer 1 Airline Editions to commemorate commercial aviation and the iconic airlines of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Breitling marks entry into China with red-carpet galaSubscription

Luxury Swiss watch brand Breitling has celebrated its entry into the Chinese market with a red-carpet gala night at Beijing’s Phoenix Center.

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Breitling unveils new loft boutique at Westfield London Subscription

Swiss watchmaker Breitling has announced the opening of its redesigned ‘loft-style’ boutique at Westfield London.

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Goldsmiths updates Newcastle showroomSubscription

High street retailer Goldsmiths has reopened its showroom in the intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle, following a £300,000 refurbishment project.


Watch retailer's marketing approach triggers success Subscription

Merseyside-based jewellers and pawnbrokers Miltons Diamonds has reported an 87% revenue increase after revising its digital marketing strategy.

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Breitling celebrates RAF centenary with summer eventSubscription

Luxury watch brand Breitling held an exclusive lunch event in London this week (July 10), marking 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and launching a limited-edition collectors’ series featuring iconic pilots’ watches.

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Goldsmiths invests in Birmingham Bullring showroomSubscription

High street jeweller Goldsmiths has launched its redesigned Birmingham store which includes a brand new dedicated watch room.

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Breitling launches first flagship boutique in AsiaSubscription

Swiss luxury watch brand Breitling has opened its first flagship boutique in Asia in WF Central, Beijing.

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Breitling celebrates RAF centenaryVideoSubscription

As the official watch partner for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) centenary, Swiss brand Breitling has launched a limited-edition collection and a film, directed by British model David Gandy, to commemorate its 100 years. 

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Mr Porter launches Luxury Watch GuideSubscription

Online retailer Mr Porter has launched The Luxury Watch Guide, offering advice and content on its expanding range of watch brands.


Breitling pushes omnichannel strategySubscription

Watch brand Breitling has announced it will develop its omnichannel strategy by partnering with luxury men’s website, Mr Porter.

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Breitling celebrates RAF centenarySubscription

Luxury watch brand Breitling has joined forces with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) in celebration of its 100th anniversary as an independent air force.

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Breitling unveils Exospace B55 Yachting watchSubscription

Watch brand Breitling has released its Exospace B55 watch, specifically designed for yachting professionals and discerning regatta competitors.

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EXCLUSIVE: Aurum to expand mono-brand watch boutique portfolioSubscription

Aurum Holdings, the parent company of Watches of Switzerland, Goldsmiths and Mappin & Webb, is set to add a further three mono-brand Tag Heuer boutiques to its portfolio this year, taking the total number of mono-brand watch boutiques operated by the retailer to 12.


Baselworld 2018 opens its doorsSubscription

Watch and jewellery trade show Baselworld opens its doors today (March 22), on what is described by organisers as a more “focused” six-day show.

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Breitling debuts Navitimer 8 collectionSubscription

Swiss watch brand Breitling celebrated the debut of its new Navitimer 8 collection at a red-carpet event held at Zurich’s Hallenstadion.

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Breitling opens store in ManchesterSubscription

Swiss watchmaker Breitling has opened its new store in the Trafford Centre, Manchester.

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Breitling acquired by CVC Capital PartnersSubscription

Swiss watch manufacturer and brand Breitling has sold an 80% stake in the company to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.

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Watches of Switzerland adds Breitling to London flagshipSubscription

Luxury watch retailer Watches of Switzerland is set to expand its brand portfolio at its flagship Regent Street location with the addition of Swiss watch brand Breitling.


Tustains expands watch showroomSubscription

Independent family jewellers Tustains has expanded its watch showroom to now offer six leading watch brands.


Jewellery sales rise in shopping centresSubscription

Leading UK shopping centres such as Meadowhall in Yorkshire and Bluewater in Kent have seen a recent rise in jewellery sales and retail space.

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Northern Goldsmiths offer first look at next season's collectionsSubscription

Newcastle’s iconic jewellery store, Northern Goldsmiths is hosting an exclusive exhibition featuring some of world’s finest watch brands from Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25.

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IN PICS: Breitling Bluewater store launch partySubscription

Swiss watch brand Breitling marked the launch of its new Bluewater store with an opening part held at the store on Friday evening (November 6).

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Breitling debuts Bluewater storeSubscription

Swiss watch brand Breitling has opened a new 1500 sq ft store in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

Breitling releases film about pilot's watchesVideoSubscription

From aviation pioneers to Jetman’s feats, from the Navitimer chronograph to the Breitling Jet Team, and from onboard chronographs to the Reno air races, Breitling and aviation enjoy enduring ties that it has portrayed in this new film

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Breitling for Bentley launches Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon watchSubscription

In tribute to the biggest Bentley engine, the famous 6.75 litre version that powers the Mulsanne limousines, Breitling has introduced the Bentley 6.75 chronograph

Breitling release a preview of their upcoming TV commercial VideoSubscription

Breitling have released a teaser of their new commercial for their Chronomat 44GMT on YouTube.

From left to right: Managing Director of Breitling Franz La Rosee, General Manager of Waltons of Chester Richard Hogben, with Peter Grant, UK Marketing Manager for Bentley

Franz La Rosee steps down Subscription

Rosee has been managing director of Breitling UK for the past 26 years.

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Hour Passion opens in Gatwick airportSubscription

The store is run by Tech-Airport, which is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group.

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David Beckham fronts Breitling campaignSubscription

David Beckham has been named as the face of Breitling’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch.

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Cardiff jeweller reveals Breitling window displaySubscription

Parkhouse the Jeweller has launched a striking Breitling window display.


CW Sellors Christmas showcase this weekendSubscription

CW Sellors is gearing up to its annual winter showcase, which will take place at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire on November 5 and 6.

Swiss watch brand Breitling is donating money for the preservation of aircraft Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, and will raise a further 200,000 CHF in funds with a limited edition watch

Breitling reaffirms commitment to aviationSubscription

Swiss watch brand Breitling has reaffirmed its commitment to protect the heritage of aviation by donating 200,000 CHF to the preservation of the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, and will raise a further 200,000 CHF in funds with a limited edition watch.


Breitling selects Big Apple for first flagship storeSubscription

Swiss watch brand Breitling opened its first flagship boutique in New York on January 13, and attracted a raft of celebrities to the unveiling.

Michael Hyman, owner of jeweller Leonard Dews, says watch sales are buoyant in his stores

Premium watch sales soar at Leonard DewsSubscription

Premium watch sales have shot up by 11% on a like-for-like basis at independent jewellery retailer Leonard Dews, despite tougher trading conditions and a reduced consumer purse.

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C W Sellors Christmas event entertains and helps charitiesSubscription

Derbyshire fine jewellers C W Sellors welcomed surprise guest comedienne Joan Rivers at its recent Yuletide treats and shopping idea event, Christmas Wishes Fine Jewellery & Watch Showcase.


BaselWorld women's watches: What women wantSubscription

From seriously complicated timepieces to fast fashion must-haves, Laura McCreddie looks at the women’s watch launches at this year’s fair

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Baselworld men's watches: Retro reigns supremeSubscription

Watch expert Alex Doak tells us the trends and men’s timepieces to look out for at BaselWorld 2012

Brands such as Breitling are big business in the pre-owned market

Pass it on: pre-owned marketSubscription

Pre-owned watches are flying out of retailers’ stores. Laura McCreddie looks at their appeal.

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BASELWORLD 2011 PREVIEW: Ken Kessler's picksSubscription

Watch expert Ken Kessler gives us his choice of timepieces to look out for at this year’s show

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The sum of many parts: Lunn'sSubscription

Lunn’s has been a Belfast staple for years, and director John Lunn says it’s all down to teamwork

Ogdens of Harrogate invests considerable resources into PR events including polo matches co-sponsored by luxury watch brand Longines

Put your story across: public relationsSubscription

Whether you’re on a budget or poised for a blow-out, there’s a PR strategy that will boost your business profile and profits. Kate Donovan investigates