The recovery of watch industry exports continued with a positive trend in June. The value of products crossing the Swiss border stood at 1.7 billion francs, 5.3% higher than in June 2016. This increase follows the good result posted one month previously.
Half-year results make for positive reading, with net income up by 6.8%. The first half of 2017 has shown "accelerated growth" for all the group's brands.
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Patek Philippe celebrated the opening of its Art of Watches exhibition in New York City last Thursday, launching several commemorative editions to mark the occasion. Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern was on hand to talk about the exhibition and the art of watchmaking.
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While Longines advocates elegance as a way of life, this hasn't prevented it from implementing a strategy more akin to a battle plan, conquering fourth place among Swiss watch brands in the process. Still leading the troops after 48 years, Walter von Känel has his sights set on the next rival in line.
Fitted with a strap you can change yourself, in step with your moods and the changing seasons, this dynamic and tangy timepiece now comes in two 36 and 30 mm diameters, teamed with purple, bright pink and anise green straps.