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Articles on the subject: Economy

Social media is essential when engaging Asia's luxury consumers

For luxury brands to capture and hold the attention of Asia's luxury shoppers, they must listen to fans, go behind the scenes of social media and connect with commerce.

Monday, 17 February 2020
Laurent Francois
6 min read
After Hong Kong, China is the next hit to Swiss watch exports

The outbreak of coronavirus could weigh heavily on watch brands' bottom line, given that the traditional Lunar New Year spending spree didn't happen. Asia, excluding the Middle East, accounts for 44% of Swiss watch exports, suggesting a chaotic year ahead.

Monday, 10 February 2020
3 min read
Professional Watchmaking-Jewellery Environment Show (EPHJ) 2009 © EPHJ
Crisis takes its toll on the industry's suppliers

The Professional Watchmaking-Jewellery and Microtechnology Environment Show in Lausanne (Switzerland) ended on a positive note, with more exhibitors and visitors this year. Will orders placed there save the industry's suppliers from a disastrous 2009?

Thursday, 18 June 2009
4 min read
The JCK show in Las Vegas © JCK
JCK Las Vegas: A Worthwhile Bet

The JCK show affirmed the luxury brands are on the right track, demonstrating solid value with the quality of their timepieces and the support shown to retailers.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
The enjoyment of the cherry trees in full bloom, in early April. This is a time of collective celebration, when people picnic under the trees (hanami)
Western time or Japanese time? A line or a dot?

I'd never thought about time as a cultural concept until I moved to Japan. Time was, well, time. Time passes. Too slowly on a rainy day, too quickly on happy days you wish would never end. From the Creation of the World to the Apocalypse, time passes. Whether we're killing time to fend off boredom, or whether time is slowly killing us, it passes. As the inscription on the sundial reminds us, Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat: every hour wounds, the last one kills! Time passes, and so do we.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Cyrille Vigneron
5 min read
Omega and Rolex are the most sought-after brands online

Based on over 300 million searches using various search engines, the World Watch Report 2009, published by IC-Agency, ranks Europe as the number-one market for watches, followed by the United States.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
4 min read
Cartier store in London at 175-176 New Bond Street © Cartier
Cartier in London

The first Cartier store to open in London was a modest one at 4 New Burlington Street in Mayfair in 1902. In 1909, under the direction of 22-year-old Jacques, grandson of company founder Louis François Cartier, it moved to splendid retail premises at nearby 175-176 New Bond Street.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Michael Balfour
5 min read
Philippe Stern, President, and Thierry Stern, Vice President, of Patek Philippe © Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe creates its own Seal

The renowned Genevan Fine Watch brand goes beyond criteria for the Geneva Seal and aspires to give its customers a complete guarantee of quality.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Florence Noël
3 min read
Hugh Grant
Watch Stories

About Hugh Grant…

Friday, 31 January 2020
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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