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Sustainability

L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25 © Chopard
Watches and Wonders
Sustainability takes the stage at Watches and Wonders

After talking the talk, the watch industry is beginning to walk the walk – and not just with isolated initiatives. Sustainable development is making very real inroads, as reported at Watches and Wonders.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021
4 min read
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Luminor Marina eSteel™ © Panerai
New Models
A new Panerai Luminor Marina made with recycled steel

Panerai forges ahead with its mission to bring more circular practices to the world of watchmaking with a Luminor Marina built from an innovative metal.

Friday, 16 April 2021
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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TimberTex straps © IWC
Trend Forecaster
Watch straps go vegan

Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021
3 min read
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IWC Schaffhausen headquarters
Economy
IWC’s chameleon strategy

The Schaffhausen watchmaker is proving remarkably adept at adapting to a more and more complex environment, aligning products and brand image… whatever the circumstances.

Monday, 08 March 2021
5 min read
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The steel for ID Genève’s cases is 100% recycled from locally collected waste.
Culture
Going round in circles

On paper, the idea of wearing scrap metal doesn’t exactly appeal. In reality, it ticks all the boxes. Meet Panatère and ID Genève, two industry players that are setting an example with watches that are 100% Swiss circular economy.

Wednesday, 03 March 2021
4 min read
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Gombessa II - French Polynesia © Laurent Ballesta
Economy
Watchmakers measure their impact on the oceans - Part two

For brands that have made dive watches a speciality, safeguarding the oceans is high on their list of commitments to sustainable development.

Monday, 08 February 2021
5 min read
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Sharks Tags © Ulysse Nardin
Economy
Watchmakers measure their impact on the oceans - Part one

For brands that have made dive watches a speciality, safeguarding the oceans is high on their list of commitments to sustainable development. A tool devised by Fondation de la Mer in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group means they can now measure their impact and progress.

Monday, 01 February 2021
4 min read
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Aerial view of Processing Plant - MRM Mozambique © Gemfields
Economy
Coloured gemstones, another facet of responsible practices

While sustainable practices are gaining momentum in the gold and diamond supply chains, for coloured gemstones the process is still in its infancy. In an extremely fragmented industry, progress is nonetheless being made.

Monday, 14 December 2020
5 min read
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Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III Limited Edition © Blancpain
New Models
An exclusive partnership between Blancpain and Oceana

The Swiss watchmaker supports the ocean conservation group’s advocacy efforts to restore marine ecosystems. This three-year partnership includes an expedition to Mexico’s Scorpion Reef, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Wednesday, 09 December 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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