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Markets - // Economy // Thursday, 28 August 2014

Kering fuels its watchmaking ambitions

When in 2011 Kering became the new owner of Sowind, and with it the Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard brands, the French multinational sent its Trojan Horse into Swiss watchmaking. Ulysse Nardin is its latest catch. The number of independent watch manufacturers is dwindling fast, particularly among those which, by dint of their size, struggle to keep pace with the industry's giants. In other...

Christophe Roulet

News // Events // Thursday, 28 August 2014

Hublot signs with America’s famed Dallas Cowboys football team

Hublot announced an exclusive partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making the Swiss luxury watch brand the Official Luxury Watch & Timekeeper of America’s legendary football team. Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe joined together with Dallas Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones in Dallas, TX last night to kick off the start of an exciting multi-year partnership, as the two iconic brands...

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News // Events // Thursday, 28 August 2014

A. Lange & Söhne opens two new boutiques in autumn

Moscow and New York are the locales for A. Lange & Söhne’s next boutique inaugurations. For Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, the imminent openings reflect the international success of the Saxon manufactory. “The two sites are important cornerstones of our global distribution strategy. They are guideposts along our path to establishing brand embassies in the world’s most attractive shopping...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Breguet celebrates nearly 240 years of innovations in China

After Geneva, Basle and London, Breguet is presenting its new exhibition in Shanghai. September 4th 2014 marks the official inauguration of the first Asian stopover of the international road show on the theme of Breguet’s decisive inventions. This highly anticipated event will take place in the world’s largest Breguet boutique, located in the extremely chic Xintiandi district. This generous 598m2...

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News // News models // Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Perrelet Turbine Yacht and Turbine Diver

Perrelet celebrates the beauty of the sea and the desire for discovery with two timepieces featuring high technical performance and unique design: Turbine Yacht and Turbine Diver. Perrelet presents the Turbine Yacht collection, a new watch line that will prove an excellent seagoing companion, combining Perrelet’s famous Turbine with a function stemming from the maritime world: the windrose....

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News // Events // Tuesday, 26 August 2014

TAG Heuer: Don’t crack under pressure

A new campaign for TAG Heuer, but not only crush on cool. Don’t crack under pressure Far more than a claim, it is a powerful mindset. Those who know TAG Heuer may recognize the motto, a tribute to an early 90’s campaign which for many remains the most archetypal expression of TAG Heuer’s unbreakable determination. Reviving this mindset takes us back to our roots, to where it all began and the...

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Markets - // Economy // Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Watch sector announces lukewarm half-year figures

Currency swings have taken a bite out of the main groups' results. The situation should improve slightly in the second half-year, although growth will remain slim. With the exception of Swatch Group, watchmakers delivered a mixed bag of results for the first half-year, with groups underperforming on market expectations despite continued growth. Looking beyond the counter-productive short-term...

Quentin Simonet

News // News models // Monday, 25 August 2014

IWC pays tribute to Saint-Exupéry’s last flight

70 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on a reconnaissance flight over France and never returned. Now, IWC Schaffhausen commemorates the last flight of the celebrated pilot and author with three special limited editions, thereby strengthening its longstanding partnership with Saint-Exupéry’s descendants. Moreover, all proceeds from the sale of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The...

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News // News models // Monday, 25 August 2014

F.P.Journe Octa Sport in titanium

New addition to the lineSport, F.P.Journe introduces the Octa Sport with a case in titanium grade 5, high tech and ultra light material of dark grey colour with matte finishing. In a quest for performance and lightness, the movement and dial are made of aluminium alloy and this watch weighs from 60 to 70 grams depending of the model. The Octa Sport titanium offers 120 hours power reserve (5...

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News // Events // Friday, 22 August 2014

Swiss watchmaking in July 2014 - growth remains stable

The trend remained unchanged in July. Watch exports continued to show moderate growth in value terms. Totalling 2.1 billion francs, they registered an increase of 2.2% compared to July 2013. For four months growth has been modest but sustained, allowing the sector to hold its own at a very high level. Growth by value was buoyed by bimetallic and platinum watches, while steel watches stagnated....

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