10 June 2015
News - The winner of the 2015 French Open is: Audemars Piguet
Brands don’t just battle it out on the market but also on the sports fields, through their respective brand ambassadors.
3 June 2015
News - Swiss brand Le Rhöne poised to overtake chronograph market
New Swiss watch brand Le Rhöne draws on the flowing curves and aggressive power of vintage American muscle cars. And its new Road Racer watch line looks poised to muscle its way into the crowded chronograph market.
20 June 2014
Features - THE SPORTS WATCH SEGMENT continues to be popular
The sports watch is moving in three distinct directions: Sports Style. General Sports. Sports-Specific/Professional. These three very diverse groups demonstrate how popular “sports watches” truly are.
26 March 2014
Features - SPORTS WATCHES - Who is going to be a GOOD SPORT?
After an Olympic Winter Games earlier this year that broke records in terms of its cost if nothing else and a World Cup on the horizon this summer in football-crazy Brazil, the number of new sports watches presented for this year’s BaselWorld seems a little disappointing. Maybe Hublot and the new entrants into the world of football such as Bulova and JeanRichard will surprise us with some new football-related models at the show? And maybe we will see some innovative new models from the brands associated with Formula 1? Until then, the pickings seem slim – unless you are a fan of pilot’s watches or you’re looking for an affordable new version of an iconic design…
24 February 2014
Features - SIHH 2014 - DIVER’S WATCH REDUX
Fans of divers watches were well-served at this year’s SIHH. In addition to the classic styling of Cartier’s first ever diver’s watch, brands with a strong heritage in this field used their latest models to vie for the attention of aqua sport aficionados.
28 June 2013
Features - SPORTS WATCHES - SPECIALISED TIMEPIECES for professionals
Sports watches are the Swiss Army knives of the watch industry. They are do-anything timepieces, able to take just about anything you can dish out, yet still look good. With a quality sports watch, you can go to the gym in the morning, go the office, go out to dinner and then take a dip in your hot tub, all without having to change your watch.
20 May 2013
Features - Sport for all
The sports watch can take on numerous guises, from the ultra-technical instrument watch for pilots to highly-resistant divers’ pieces, not forgetting the humble but equally sporty chronograph. Here we present a mixture of the latest arrivals in this segment, mixing the traditional and not-so-traditional with the highly innovative.
22 May 2012
Features - Sports watches by price – Part 1
As Europa Star’s resident sports watch authority, I keep a special eye out for sports watches. This year, I was charged to group the new sports watches in different price categories, comparing apples to apples will be an interesting way to look at this year’s great new sports watches. TechnoMarine, Victorinox Swiss Army, Locman, Oceanaut, Tissot, Alpina
22 May 2012
Features - Sports watches by price – Part 2
Hamilton, Luminox, Dodane, Reactor, Oris, Maurice Lacroix, Ball Watch, Edox, Rado, EJE Watches, Bell & Ross
14 July 2011
Features - Incredible sports watches – Part 2
Bremont, Hanhart and Graham.
12 July 2011
Features - Incredible sports watches – Part 1
TAG Heuer, Tissot, Graff Luxury Watches and Ball Watches.
22 July 2010
Features - Sports watches 2010 - real value is back - Part 4
Sports and timepieces have a natural symbiosis, as many sports need to be timed. This year marked the announcement of many new partnerships and associations.
19 July 2010
Features - Sports watches 2010 - real value is back - Part 3
There is still a strong portion of the sports watch market that focuses on watches for the professional, including specifications not needed, but often very much appreciated and desired, by the general population.
12 July 2010
Features - Sports watches 2010 - real value is back - Part 2
Sports watches, just by their rough and rugged nature, tend to stick out from the crowd, while at the same time, some brands really strive to be distinctive and recognizable.
1 July 2010
Features - PART 1 of 4 – Sports watches 2010 – real value is back
Just like the watch industry itself, the landscape of sports watches has changed. Where in the past, flashy, not necessarily useful sports watches have dominated the spotlight, that’s no longer the case.