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Know How // From the workbench // Monday, 18 August 2014

The Roger Dubuis Edge

A Poinçon de Genève standard for every watch and avant-garde styling distinguish this Geneva manufacture from other elite brands. On paper, the criteria for Poinçon de Genève authentication are impressive. Page after page of detailed instructions dictate the specific decoration and finish acceptable for each component, from circular grained screw heads and polished inner edges of wheel teeth...

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News // Events // Friday, 25 July 2014

LVMH shows good resilience in the first half of 2014

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, recorded revenue of EUR 14 billion in the first half of 2014, an increase of 3%. Organic revenue growth was 5% compared to the same period in 2013. The Group continued to grow in the United States and Asia. Europe demonstrated resilience despite a still challenging economic environment. With organic growth of 3%, the...

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News // Events // Thursday, 24 July 2014

Swiss watch exports in the first half of 2014

The first half-year was very favourable for the Swiss watch industry as a whole. Exports once again passed the 10 billion franc mark, with 10.532 billion. This high level corresponds to growth of 3.0% compared to the first half of 2013. The rate in this first part of the year is slowing however, with a result of +4.6% for the first quarter and +1.6% for the second. This good result was not...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Swatch Group: continued growth despite significant negative currency impact

Swatch Group generated gross sales of CHF 4 535 million at constant exchange rates in the first half year of 2014 and thereby grew by a further 8.5%. The already overvalued Swiss franc strengthened further against currencies in all of the Group’s important sales regions compared to the first half of the previous year. The extremely adverse exchange rate situation negatively impacted Group sales...

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News // Events // Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The House of Bovet settles in at the iconic Asprey Boutique

It is on the 1st of May 1822 in London that the name of the Bovet House was registered for the very first time. Nearly two centuries later, Bovet is pleased to announce the signature of a highly symbolic partnership with the Asprey House that shares the same culture of true luxury and values underlined by the extraordinary longevity of both Houses. Asprey was founded in 1781 and has...

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News // Events // Monday, 21 July 2014

Audemars Piguet and the EPFL sign a framework partnership agreement

Jasmine Audemars, Chairwoman of the Board of Audemars Piguet Holding and the Board of the Audemars Piguet Foundation, Olivier Audemars and Steve Petruzzello, Members of the Board of Audemars Piguet Holding, François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet, and Zarko Stevic, Director of the Supply Chain and Development at Audemars Piguet, have signed a framework agreement with the EPFL (Swiss...

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News // Events // Friday, 18 July 2014

Jaeger-LeCoultre and the 71st Venice International Film Festival

Committed for the last ten years to preserving and enhancing the “seventh art”, a discipline closely related to the watchmaking profession in terms of the ingenuity as well as the artistic and technical mastery that both artisans and filmmakers must display, the name of Jaeger-LeCoultre is now associated with the world’s finest film festivals. A loyal partner of the Venice Film Festival, the...

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News // News models // Friday, 18 July 2014

Hermès Arceau Cheval d’Orient

In a cavalcade of motifs inspired by one of the iconic service sets by the Maison Hermès, Arceau Cheval d’Orient highlights the art of French lacquer through three horological compositions. To give life to these equestrian scenes from a dream-like Orient, all the patience and meticulous care of an experienced lacquer specialist are devoted to taking up the challenge of miniaturisation. ...

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News // Events // Friday, 18 July 2014

Parmigiani Fleurier and the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

As the main sponsor of the Montreux Jazz Festival since 2007, Parmigiani Fleurier will set up camp, as it does each year, in its VIP area on the shores of the lake, at the heart of the festival. The brand is inviting its customers, journalists and cherished friends from around the world to join them for a string of events, including an evening of concerts and special moments, dis- cussing...

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News // Events // Friday, 18 July 2014

American golfer Cristie Kerr joins the Richard Mille team

The Richard Mille family has just welcomed its latest partner, Cristie Kerr, who joins Italy’s Diana Luna in the lady’s team of professional golfers. Even as a child, Florida-born Cristie Kerr showed a natural aptitude for golf. She began playing at the age of nine and quickly emerged as one of the best in her age-group. Her mastery and skill earned her a top state-ranking while playing on her...

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