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Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 1A-018 Tiffany Blue® lacquer dial (2)
Investors see opportunity in the watch sector

An influx of capital ends a year marked by a boom in sales at auction and on the pre-owned market as watches take on a new role as investment products.

Monday, 20 December 2021
5 min read
Photo 4 – The 100% recycled steel ingot, produced using solar energy, that will go on display at the MIH in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Panatere: first steel, now recycled titanium

From early 2022, Panatere will be ready to supply the watch industry with recycled titanium produced using waste recovered from companies in the Swiss Jura, through a system initially set up for recycling steel. The company is also working on an itinerant solar furnace.

Thursday, 09 December 2021
4 min read
Swiss watch industry is over the crisis

Watch exports gained 1.4% over the first ten months of the year compared to 2019 and pre-pandemic levels. Financial results for the main luxury groups confirm this resurgence.

Thursday, 25 November 2021
4 min read
New Models
Skull watches offer a timely reminder

What better way to convince ourselves that life is for living than a skull on the wrist? As watchmakers like to remind us, we have but a short time on earth and should enjoy it while we can!

Thursday, 11 November 2021
6 min read
W&W Sanya 2021
All eyes on Hainan, China

Since October 1st and until end December, Watches and Wonders has taken up residence in Sanya, in the island province of Hainan. This “Chinese Hawaii” is the subject of a recent report by McKinsey. At stake: a $40 billion market.

Tuesday, 02 November 2021
4 min read
The post-pandemic Swiss watch industry
The post-pandemic Swiss watch industry

The Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry Study 2021 confirms a positive outlook for the sector, though not entirely without risks and challenges such as supply chain disruptions, greenwashing, falling export volumes, a diminishing appeal of Swiss-Made and reliance on China. There is still a lot to think about in a post-pandemic environment.

Thursday, 21 October 2021
6 min read
Sixième Sens par Cartier - collier Meride
Cartier-Kering sustainability alliance

In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.

Thursday, 14 October 2021
4 min read
New Models
Autumn’s new releases

With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
6 min read

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