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New Models
Autumn’s new releases

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.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
6 min read
China’s push for “common prosperity”

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?

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
6 min read
The CFH officially opened a year ago © CFH
A private initiative in response to watchmaking’s lack of qualified staff

Even with the global economy in the grip of a slowdown, watchmaking is still struggling to recruit in certain specialist fields. The Centre de Formation dans le domaine de l’Horlogerie, set up by two professionals in the sector, aims to bridge this gap.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
Counterfeit Breitling tourbillon © Fabrice Guéroux
Counterfeiters take their business a step further

Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Fabrice Guéroux
2 min read
Luxury feels the pinch as Americans cut spending

The Americans, in the grip of recession, are reluctant to buy or even flaunt a high-end timepiece, causing sales of Swiss-Made watches to plummet.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Katja Schaer
6 min read
Global warming and counterfeiting: one and the same fight (II)

Like climate change, a global threat whose effects can already be felt, counterfeiting has consequences on a worldwide scale. Marc Frisanco, a specialist with the Richemont group, talks about the measures that must be taken.

Friday, 19 June 2009
4 min read
TellWatch: Components © Polysoft Tell
TellWatch has designs on watches

Bought by a private investor in 2004, Polysoft Tell is the company behind TellWatch, a CAD application for the watch industry. Five years on, numerous manufacturers swear by this tool.

Friday, 19 June 2009
3 min read
Florent Bondoux, chef de projet « World Watch Report » et responsable marketing d'IC-Agency et David Sadigh, directeur associé d'IC-Agency © IC-Agency
Point of View
Are social networking sites the new eldorado?

In its 2009 World Watch Report, IC-Agency has included its first analysis of social networking sites and their importance for watch brands.

Friday, 19 June 2009
5 min read

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