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.
From 2020, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva (SIHH) and Baselworld in Basel, the two major events in the watch industry, will synchronise their calendars. In 2020, the SIHH will be held from 26 to 29 April in Geneva, followed immediately by Baselworld from 30 April to 5 May in Basel. The calendars have been synchronised until 2024.
Zenith accentuates the high-tech nature of the Defy Classic Black Ceramic with this ultra-resistant material. A black skeleton movement adds to the stealth aesthetic
On the theme of the great beauties of ancient China, Blancpain has produced a series of four Métiers d'Art watches that reflect its expertise in manual decoration.
Mammoth takeovers, serial partnerships, crowdfunding, new brands... in this year of renewed growth for the Swiss watch industry, the digital economy has become a vital relay for luxury.
First seen in 2013, the Legacy Machine N°2 brings the year to a close with a limited edition of 12 in white gold complete with purple dial.