After Swatch Group's decision to pull out of Baselworld, Franco Cologni responds to Nick Hayek's declarations on the future of watch fairs, and specifically that of SIHH.
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The Expert's View
The latest Deloitte study of the Swiss watch industry* highlights renewed optimism among executives, for whom the strongest growth prospects are still in Asia. For the vast majority, smartwatches are not perceived as a threat and digital is seen as an opportunity to develop sales.
“Navigating my way to new horizons. Contrary to popular belief, the sky is NOT the limit; it is merely the beginning of something bigger.” This quote was posted by Georges Kern on July 18 to announce his arrival as CEO of Breitling. Bigger?
Manufacturers are at pains to incorporate features of a mechanical watch in their smartwatches, including analog displays and even movements. These hybrid products raise the question of what defines a wristwatch today?
When it comes to getting a feel for a watch, nothing compares to spending a few days with it on the wrist. Proportion, design, comfort, functions… Here's our verdict on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph.
While Longines advocates elegance as a way of life, this hasn't prevented it from implementing a strategy more akin to a battle plan, conquering fourth place among Swiss watch brands in the process. Still leading the troops after 48 years, Walter von Känel has his sights set on the next rival in line.