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.
The seventh edition of ONLY WATCH sale of unique watches will take place in Geneva on November 11th to raise funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This four-part series takes a look at some of the watches under the auctioneer's hammer.
After months searching for the ideal location, the Russian watch brand has come up trumps with a 20 square-metre space on Moscow's most exclusive shopping street, where it has cut the ribbon on its first own-name store.
Wayde Van Niekerk and Mutaz Essa Barshim: two names associated with world-class track and field performances. They'll shortly be competing at the Olympic stadium in London for the IAAF World Championships. And they'll be wearing the RM 67-02 Sprint and the RM 67-02 High Jump, two sporting versions of the RM 67-01.
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.
Luxury and influence have long been intertwined. Within social media, few individuals succeed in reshaping self-identity and behaviour of online consumers. With ‘Tastemakers’, we aim to uncover these new authorities, whether they are creators or ‘coolhunters’. Today we welcome personal style blogger, Lily O'Halloran.