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Economy

Swiss exports: growth makes a comeback

Friday, 28 April 2017
Written By The HH Journal editors
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Economy
Exports continue to fall

Watch industry exports declined further in the month of February. At 1.5 billion francs, their value was 10% lower than in February 2016, still in line with the downturn reported for the whole of last year.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The HH Journal editors
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Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph cadran émail, Calibre 8R48
In The Market
Mechanical watchmaking rises in Japan

Japanese watch firms are intent on beating the crisis and, with competition rife at entry level, are strengthening their footing in the mechanical market, as shown by last year's takeover of Frederique Constant by Citizen, and by Grand Seiko's international launch.

Monday, 13 March 2017
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Rolex – Fitting the balance with balance spring in Parachrom, Rolex's proprietary alloy
Economy
Who owns Britain's Rolexes?

It's not every day that an insurance company paints the portrait of a typical Rolex owner. A British insurer has done just that, finding out who is behind the numerous policies on its books that include the brand with the coronet.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
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Statistics: 12 months moving average
Economy
Swiss watchmaking in January 2017

The trend reported at the end of 2016 continues.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
The HH Journal editors
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Nick Hayek
Economy
Swatch Group makes plans for connected watches

Swatch Group and the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology, in Neuchâtel, have announced a partnership to develop a complete ecosystem for small connected devices, including watches. The first products should be ready for launch at end 2018.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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Economy
The times they are…

Difficulties encountered in the markets these past 18 months have sparked major upheaval within the branch, with groups reporting a mixed bag of results alongside a raft of comings and goings at CEO level. Who's in, who's out? And more to the point, what to expect?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
6 min read
Economy
The price is right?

Falling sales of Swiss watches in 2016 raise questions as to the price hikes observed in recent years. There is, however, no obvious answer to the problem.

Thursday, 02 February 2017
Dominique Fléchon
4 min read
In The Market
Big changes coming

Following the announcement of 4 November 2016, Richemont announces some senior management changes within the Group & its Maisons.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Press Release
5 min read
Economy
A shallower downturn

The decline of watch industry exports reported for almost two years softened in November, in particular because there was one more working day than in 2015. The value of exports stood at just under 1.9 billion francs, down by 5.6%.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
The HH Journal editors
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