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.
With the counterfeit market apparently thriving, and intent on taking advantage of the current crisis while ever it can, the weapons with which to fight this scourge are many and varied.
A storm is brewing in the Swiss watch branch. After four years' thriving activity that most sectors could only dream of, the industry came down to earth with a bump in autumn 2008.
The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2009 only recently ushered out its last visitors, and the general feeling is one of relief, boosted by the success encountered by prestige watches, many of which are limited editions. But with all eyes anxiously turned to 2009, what remains to be said about the branch's performance in 2008?
Mathias Buttet, CEO of BNB Concept, is giving his watchmakers the chance to create watches under their own name.
Piaget sets out to seduce elegant sports fans with a new interpretation of its iconic Polo watch, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Bernard Fornas, CEO of Cartier, believes creativity is the key to snapping up new market share.