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.
According to the latest Bain & Co report, watches are the personal luxury goods that will most suffer this year. The segment is forecast to lose 8% compared with a 1% drop overall for a category worth a total €249 billion in 2016.
She is the queen of lingerie, the fairy godmother of luscious lace who for more than forty years has been putting elegance and oomph into top drawers. Chantal Thomass is also helping pick the winners of this year's Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. With just a few days to go before the big reveal, she talks about what time and watches mean to her, and why for once she's more concerned with what's on top rather than underneath…
Ludwig Oechslin's brand appeals to an international clientele won over to its designs and a straightforward way of doing business.
Once again, women are uppermost in DeWitt's mind with this latest addition to the Alma jewellery watch collection. Adding to the charm is a diamond-set, mother-of-pearl dial with a guilloché centre.
Sporting a titanium case with a red gold bezel, the UR-105 Raging Gold shines the spotlight on that most enduring of metals. A pleasure to hold and to behold.
Perrelet's testosterone-fuelled turbine takes onboard a pilot watch's characteristic circular slide-rule function. Housed inside an extra-large case, the Turbine Pilot Grand Raid won't go unnoticed.