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Articles on the subject: Economy

Luxury shares beckon investors

As prices have tumbled from February highs, shares in listed luxury companies have all the charm of an excellent investment opportunity, with the added appeal of a pandemic-proof balance sheet.

Monday, 25 May 2020
4 min read
Ref. 5131/1 World Time in yellow gold with enamel dial from 2009 (CHF 150,000) © Patek Philippe
Put your money where your watch is?

When financial markets head south, attention shifts to alternative investment opportunities, including timepieces. Is putting your money where your watch is a smart move or a risk?

Monday, 18 May 2020
5 min read
Bertrand Grospellier, or ElkY as he's known to fans © Parmigiani
Odd couples

We're accustomed to seeing watchmakers associate their image with big-name personalities from the worlds of sport, film and fashion. Now some are taking a different tack, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre with comic strips, or Parmigiani and poker.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
2 min read
Watch exports chasing record levels

In 2010, the Swiss watch sector came through the turbulence of the previous year. After wristwatch exports pulled in CHF 15.1 billion, the sector is within a hair's breadth of equalling its record of 2008. The blots on the horizon: a strong Swiss franc and higher raw material costs.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
4 min read
Analysts enthused by Swiss watch exports for 2010

Publication of figures for Swiss watch exports in 2010 gave financial analysts ample cause for satisfaction.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
2 min read
Victims of their success?

With a 59.1% surge in the Swatch Group's share price and Richemont shares gaining 58.3% in 2010, both groups were clearly two of the market's favourites last year, particularly considering that the Swiss Market Index lost 1.7% for the same period.

Thursday, 17 February 2011
2 min read
The Internet and luxury watches: China is hot on the heels of the United States

The latest World Watch Report from IC-Agency confirms the rise of China, which is also reflected in online searches by watch fans. IWC, Patek Philippe and Zenith remain the top three brands searched for on the Internet.

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
2 min read
Captain Power Reserve © Zenith
Zenith continues to build its classic image

A year and a half ago, Jean-Frédéric Dufour set about refocusing Zenith on its fundamental values with the result that last year the brand announced double-digit growth. It now moves ahead with its strategy.

Friday, 04 February 2011
4 min read
Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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