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Articles on the subject: Economy

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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
Economy
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
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Economy
Watch brands go green

Most of us wouldn't think twice about owning multiple timepieces, wearing a crocodile strap or buying a quartz watch for the kids, but the products we consume, including watches, have a direct impact on our planet's health. Through positive decisions, we can be conscious consumers and still have the enjoyment of a beautiful, stylish watch.

Monday, 07 January 2019
5 min read
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Economy
2018: the year watchmaking went digital

Mammoth takeovers, serial partnerships, crowdfunding, new brands... in this year of renewed growth for the Swiss watch industry, the digital economy has become a vital relay for luxury.

Monday, 17 December 2018
4 min read
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Economy
China to rule the luxury spend in 2025

The latest Bain & Co report confirms the luxury market's unstoppable growth, powered by young, digitally connected Chinese. The personal luxury goods market is expected to grow by around 5% annually to 2025, when it will be worth in the region of €350 billion.

Monday, 10 December 2018
3 min read
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Marie Chassot, Head of Baume
Economy
Six months down the line with Baume

Six months after launching, Baume is adapting its strategy without compromising its environmental principles. Proof that you can put a wise head on young shoulders. Marie Chassot, who heads the brand, tells more.

Monday, 03 December 2018
5 min read
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Already present online in Switzerland, the UK and the US, Bucherer recently launched its e-commerce platform in Germany.
Economy
The changing playing field of luxury e-commerce

Not a month goes by without a luxury watch brand announcing an online partnership or e-commerce launch, including the first website to offer Swiss buyers the chance to own a high-end watch through leasing; a new player that brings with it a different clientele and is shifting digital boundaries.

Monday, 26 November 2018
7 min read
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Economy
Breitling in Paris to debut a new range and present its strategy

Well-known for its aviator and diver’s watches, Breitling is reintroducing the Premier, an elegantly stylish line to be worn on land that first appeared in the 1940s, as a complement to the brand's more sporty tool watches.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

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