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Articles on the subject: Economy

Submersible Carbotech © Panerai
Economy
Why sell more watches?

For certain brands, growth isn't about selling more but selling better. Audemars Piguet was first to put a limit on production, successfully so. Now Roger Dubuis and Panerai are following suit.

Monday, 16 September 2019
3 min read
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Gallery-Lounge, Geneva © Bucherer
Economy
Bucherer intends to "revolutionise" the pre-owned market

Bucherer's newly-opened Gallery in Geneva is entirely focused on pre-owned watches. As well as buying and selling, this lounge space will host events aimed at renewing the purchasing experience for a new generation of watch enthusiasts, through a concept Bucherer plans to roll out to other locations.

Monday, 09 September 2019
5 min read
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Showcase for Hublot Fusion © Dietlin
Economy
Technology on display

Dietlin Swiss Showcases has made its name in the luxury segment thanks to its revolutionary display cases. The 165-year-old company, which employs 15 people, is bringing the staid world of watch distribution into the twenty-first century – at last!

Thursday, 05 September 2019
4 min read
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Personal luxury goods market forecast (€B)
Economy
"Normal" growth forecast for the luxury market in 2019

The now traditional Bain & Company study, in collaboration with Fondazione Altagamma, forecasts global growth in the luxury market of 4% to 6% this year, to reach between €271 and 276 billion.

Monday, 02 September 2019
3 min read
Hong-Kong-cover
Economy
First-half results blow hot and cold

Luxury firms continue to perform well, as demonstrated by their first-half results. The situation is slightly more complex for watch brands, in particular in Hong Kong and China.

Monday, 26 August 2019
4 min read
Machine manufacturers drew the crowds at EPHJ, which ran until June 21st.
Economy
The watch segment spooked by Industry 4.0

Cobots – collaborative robots – are the latest craze in industry, and the watchmaking sector has still to warm to the idea of data collection. These are the two main takeaways from the 18th EPHJ fair.

Monday, 01 July 2019
5 min read
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Bucherer store, Paris
Economy
The direct-to-consumer trend among Swiss watch brands

A growing number of watch brands are seeking to move away from third parties to instead sell direct to consumers. Retailers will have to reinvent themselves.

Monday, 24 June 2019
4 min read
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Roland Garros 2019
Economy
Rolex aces tennis sponsorship

Rolex makes its debut as a Premium Partner to the French Open this year, becoming the sponsor of all four Grand Slam majors. Nurturing its image is still a "need" for the brand with the coronet.

Friday, 07 June 2019
4 min read
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Montres-moins-de-5000-breaker
Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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