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Swatch and Richemont, two different equity stories

Swatch Group is struggling to convince investors. Its share price has been virtually flat since January, after losing 42% over the last seven months of 2018. Richemont, in comparison, is making headway. Meanwhile, French luxury groups are flying high.

Monday, 15 April 2019
4 min read
When it comes to luxury, vive la France!

Hermès and Kering have both reported record results for 2018, with no sign of a downturn whether in China or in the fourth quarter.

Monday, 18 February 2019
3 min read
The heat is on for ethical gold and diamonds

At SIHH, sustainable development was one of the subjects under discussion in the Auditorium, which hosted two panels on precious stones and precious metals supply chains - a question that can no longer be ignored.

Friday, 25 January 2019
4 min read
Point of View
To grow or not to grow…
Thursday, 24 January 2019
3 min read
Unstoppable Gucci

A struggling brand in 2015, in the past two years Gucci has seen exponential growth in the region of 40%. This extraordinary performance owes much to creative director Alessandro Michele, the man behind today's baroque, ethical and connected Gucci. Millennials love it.

Monday, 12 November 2018
5 min read
An excellent first half for luxury brands

The year has got off to a resounding start for publicly-traded luxury companies, with double-digit growth and a strong outlook for the full twelve months. For watch companies, it's a similarly rosy picture.

Monday, 03 September 2018
3 min read
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Is Chanel the world's number-one luxury brand?

Chanel took the financial community by surprise when it published its annual results. Firstly, for such a show of transparency from an unlisted company and secondly for the quality of the numbers that put the French firm at the top of the luxury pyramid.

Monday, 09 July 2018
4 min read
Luxury is back – ask investors!

Mirroring the 11% gain registered by Swiss watch exports over the first four months of the year, share prices in the luxury segment have climbed, reaching new highs in May.

Monday, 04 June 2018
4 min read
Trend Forecaster
What will the new trends in watches be?

Having asked itself this question at its beginning, the FHH Watchmaking Trends Report 2018 spends the ensuing 35 pages suggesting some answers using interviews with CEOs, designers, media, the ubiquitous influencers and yes, even a watchmaker, along with acute insights, analysis, infographics, and films.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Nick Foulkes
9 min read
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