Watch exports gained 1.4% over the first ten months of the year compared to 2019 and pre-pandemic levels. Financial results for the main luxury groups confirm this resurgence.
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What better way to convince ourselves that life is for living than a skull on the wrist? As watchmakers like to remind us, we have but a short time on earth and should enjoy it while we can!
Bremont has become the first watchmaker since the 1970s to industrially manufacture a movement on British soil. The ENG300 “tractor” calibre is built off the K1 by Swiss company THE+.
Since October 1st and until end December, Watches and Wonders has taken up residence in Sanya, in the island province of Hainan. This “Chinese Hawaii” is the subject of a recent report by McKinsey. At stake: a $40 billion market.
The Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry Study 2021 confirms a positive outlook for the sector, though not entirely without risks and challenges such as supply chain disruptions, greenwashing, falling export volumes, a diminishing appeal of Swiss-Made and reliance on China. There is still a lot to think about in a post-pandemic environment.
In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.
The Genevan Manufacture presents Les Cabinotiers Westminster Sonnerie – Tribute to Johannes Vermeer, a pocket watch that was eight years in the making. Despite its apparent simplicity, this is a masterful achievement as much for the complexity of its grande sonnerie mechanism as for the remarkable hand-executed decoration.
The “Grande Maison” is reaching out to customers through a series of original experiences hosted at the Manufacture. Collectively titled “Atelier d’Antoine”*, these tours and workshops take visitors to the heart of Haute Horlogerie.