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.
Former CEO of Audemars Piguet and at the head of MELB Holding, Georges-Henri Meylan now steers the fortunes of Hautlence and H. Moser & Cie.
Present on the Greubel Forsey stand with Michel Boulanger to present the Naissance d'une Montre project, Philippe Dufour looks back over the twelve years he spent making the 200 Simplicity watches. A series that has now come to an end.
The 2013 World Watch Report shows that Fine Watches have lost none of their online appeal, as the 18 brands tracked by the report posted a 7% increase in online interest. Unsurprisingly, the BRIC countries, led by China, are the main driving forces behind this growth.
The Responsible Jewellery Council, which campaigns for responsible ethical, social and environmental practices which respect human rights throughout the gold and diamond supply chain, continues to gain ground. It now has over 400 members with combined sales of some €35 billion.