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In The Market

Mechanical watchmaking rises in Japan

Monday, 13 March 2017
4 min read

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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
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A gloomy outlook

Deloitte has called its 2016 study of the Swiss watch industry "Navigating through stormy waters", and this latest insight reveals a situation that is far from plain sailing. Over 80% of the executives surveyed are pessimistic about the outlook for the coming twelve months; that's twice as many as last year.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
4 min read
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Swatch Group: net profit halved

Figures are out for the first half-year. With net sales down 11.4%, Swatch Group results reflect the prevailing climate. The group remains optimistic nonetheless.

Thursday, 21 July 2016
Press Release
6 min read

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What now for watch distribution?

Flagging demand, a strong Swiss franc, competition from smartwatches, changing consumption habits… multiple factors are prompting watch brands to rethink their strategy. Particularly distribution.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Xavier Markl
3 min read
Frédérique Constant Horological_Smartwatch
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The Swiss honeypot

When Japan's Citizen group bagged Frédérique Constant, it disproved the oft-repeated theory that there are no more Swiss watch brands for sale.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016
4 min read
Timecrafters 2016
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Watchmakers campaign in NYC

TimeCrafters returned to Park Avenue Armory in New York City over the weekend of May 13-15 with the aim of developing the culture of watchmaking in the United States.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
5 min read
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When China sneezes, Swiss watchmakers catch a cold

2015 marked an end to five years of growth for the Swiss watch industry as exports are expected to fall by around 4%, leading to layoffs and a build-up of inventory at retailers.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016
5 min read
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Ten young horological designers

Students at the School of Applied Arts in La Chaux de Fonds were awarded their Horological Design diploma.

Monday, 30 November 2015
Christine Lacourt
1 min read
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Independent watchmaking shines in Dubai

The first Dubai Watch Week turned the spotlight on independent watchmakers. The very ones most likely to interest collectors.

Monday, 09 November 2015
4 min read
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