Watches & Jewellery

Baselworld’s new chief shares plans for revamp after Swatch exit, watch brands lose ground to grey market, how Mexico’s corruption crackdown could hurt luxury goods, De Beers’ volte-face on lab-grown diamonds, the fading glory of LA’s jewellery district, Zenith’s pivot to Chinese millennials, why buy jewellery when you can rent?

Watch fair’s new head has vowed to reboot the event to secure its future

But the battle for control of secondary sales continues

The lightest tourbillon split-seconds chronograph ever created weighs a gossamer 38g

How chief executive Julien Tornare is dusting off a once ‘boring’ but beautiful brand

China is not alone in its desire to stamp out the giving of expensive gifts as bribes

Some view the mining group’s arrival on the scene as a move to protect the real thing

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The collector discusses her fascination for adornments made from dead people’s locks

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The former financier explains why collecting and investing go hand in hand