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The post-pandemic Swiss watch industry
Economy
The post-pandemic Swiss watch industry

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.

Thursday, 21 October 2021
6 min read
Sixième Sens par Cartier - collier Meride
Economy
Cartier-Kering sustainability alliance

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.

Thursday, 14 October 2021
4 min read
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IWC Da Vinci Automatic from 1969 equipped with the first series-produced Beta 21 quartz movement © IWC
News
The endless quest for watchmaking precision

Precision is surely the never-ending quest in watchmaking. With the arrival of quartz, some thought that the race was won. Since a group of Swiss researchers designed and then developed the first electronic watch movement in the sixties, the Holy Grail seemed within arms reach.

Friday, 20 June 2008
4 min read
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Economy
Richemont goes all out for luxury

The world's second-largest luxury group moves ahead with its project to separate its tobacco interests from its luxury business, which will have its head office in Switzerland.

Friday, 20 June 2008
Florence Noël
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News
Still waiting for a collective response

As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The last in a three-part file.

Friday, 20 June 2008
5 min read
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Point of View
"Meeting François-Henri Pinault was decisive in my decision"

PPR has taken a 23% stake to become a minority shareholder in the Sowind Group, owner of the Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard brands. Luigi Macaluso, Chairman and CEO of Sowind, talks about the transaction that was announced in June.

Friday, 20 June 2008
3 min read
Jérôme DeWitt, CEO, has a passion for all things mechanical © DeWitt
News
De Witt lives its passion to the full

The brand, which recently moved into new production facilities in Meyrin, just outside Geneva, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with five new models, each in the image of a company that is intent on going its own way.

Friday, 20 June 2008
5 min read
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Vianney Halter © Vianney Halter
News
Vianney Halter, in with the old

Step over the threshold at Manufacture Janvier in Sainte-Croix and you immediately understand that this is a temple to watchmaking in the most traditional sense, although not without some concessions to modern technology.

Friday, 20 June 2008
5 min read
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Event

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