With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.
Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?
A year after the acquisition of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard), François-Henri Pinault, head of PPR, discusses the group's strategy for its watch brands in an interview to French daily "Le Figaro".
For the first time, fake Swiss watches of real technical sophistication are coming out of China. Sometimes sold at the same price as the originals, they result in lost earnings and harm the brand image of Swiss watchmaking.
Economic prospects, industrial facilities and free trade agreement – just some of the subjects discussed last July by the Swiss mission to China.