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.
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.
Swatch Group is struggling to convince investors. Its share price has been virtually flat since January, after losing 42% over the last seven months of 2018. Richemont, in comparison, is making headway. Meanwhile, French luxury groups are flying high.
Panerai broke new ground in 2010 with a dive watch in bronze, a metal appreciated for the patina it acquires over time. It returns this year as part of the Submersible collection, with the introduction of a ceramic disc on the bezel.
First jumping, now sliding! Manufacture DeWitt offers a creative view of time with the original and amusing Academia Slide.
The ethos of Kari Voutilainen is captured in this 28ti, whose elegant, sturdy mechanism is housed inside a stylish and robust case. The dial is removed, leaving a clear view of the superbly finished movement.
Nomos enters the sport watch segment with the Club neomatik 42, which is also the first Nomos watch to have a metal bracelet. Generously sized at 42mm and water-resistant to 300 metres, it's made for an active life.