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News // Events // Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A. Lange & Söhne - Never Stand Still!

When Walter Lange revived the A. Lange & Söhne brand, he transformed the world of watchmaking. On 29 July 2014 he will celebrate his 90th birthday – and is as committed as ever to his life's work. Walter Lange is a man who takes movement to be the purpose of life. In his mid-sixties, instead of retiring like other people, he set up a company. On 7 December 1990, in his home town...

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News // Events // Tuesday, 19 August 2014

James Franco awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker

The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the multi-talented American filmmaker James Franco has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize, dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. In recognition of this award, the Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera states:...

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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 // Monday, 18 August 2014

Cartier Time Art exhibition at Power Station of Art in Shanghai

From 19 July to 12 October 2014, Power Station of Art in Shanghai will present Cartier Time Art, an exceptional exhibition conceived like a trail of history through the production of Cartier timepieces. After showing at the Bellerive Museum in Zurich in 2011 and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in 2012, the Cartier Time Art exhibition has arrived in Shanghai. It presents...

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News // Events // Thursday, 31 July 2014

Kering acquires the Haute Horlogerie brand Ulysse Nardin

• An innovative watchmaking business built on outstanding tradition and manufacturing expertise. • One of the few Swiss watchmakers to have its own production capacity for critical watch components, particularly regulating systems. • A highly profitable company with solid prospects for growth. • Great synergies with the Kering ‘Luxury – Watches and Jewellery’ division. Kering and Ulysse Nardin...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Kering: sound operating performance in the first-half

• Revenue up 4% and improved recurring operating margin on a comparable basis. • Solid sales growth for the Luxury activities: up 6% on a comparable basis. • Positive trends in Sport & Lifestyle. • Negative foreign currency impact. • Excellent level of free cash flow from operations. François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Kering delivered a sound...

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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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