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.
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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.
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.
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.
Are sustainability and ethics reshaping the market for gem-quality diamonds? That the world's biggest diamond mining company, De Beers, has started selling jewellery made with lab-grown stones suggests the industry is taking these issues seriously. So could diamond mines become a thing of the past?
With products that ooze excess to the average consumer, luxury brands have looked for ways to support charities and prove that the bottom line isn't their only concern.
Increasingly, watch brands are taking environmental concerns into consideration, from renewable energy to soft mobility solutions. This is a natural progression in an industry focused on the long term.