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China

Georges Kern
News
Breitling and the emotional appeal of "modern retro"

At the online presentation of the brand's first new releases for 2020, Georges Kern gave insight into Breitling, a brand he's led for three years, and the chaotic environment of the past months.

Friday, 19 June 2020
6 min read
Pénurie-composants-chinois
Economy
Are Swiss watchmakers facing a supply shortage?

Brands are keeping silent as to a possible shortage of components from China, the main supplier of parts to the Swiss watch industry.

Monday, 02 March 2020
3 min read
Luminor Sealand 44mm (PAM00863) © Panerai
Trend Forecaster
The Lunar New Year's most talked-about watches

After a less celebratory mood than usual for the 2020 Lunar New Year, we look at how watch brands performed on social media and the ones that came out on top.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Hope Frost
5 min read
coronavirus-cover
Economy
After Hong Kong, China is the next hit to Swiss watch exports

The outbreak of coronavirus could weigh heavily on watch brands' bottom line, given that the traditional Lunar New Year spending spree didn't happen. Asia, excluding the Middle East, accounts for 44% of Swiss watch exports, suggesting a chaotic year ahead.

Monday, 10 February 2020
3 min read
Hong-Kong-cover
Economy
Luxury under threat in Hong Kong

With protesters more determined than ever after four months of unrest, Hong Kong is struggling to maintain its status as a world capital of luxury. Economic recession in the special administrative region spells bad news for watch brands as shipments to this main export market have fallen by 6% since the start of the year.

Monday, 28 October 2019
4 min read
China Customs
Economy
The high price of evading import duty in China

Three months ago, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin were two of the hottest searches on Weibo: not for their watches, but because of customers' attempts to avoid import duty.

Monday, 21 October 2019
Shining Zhu
4 min read
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Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac (the rat) in pink gold © Vacheron Constantin
New Models
The rat in the spotlight at Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin enriches its Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac with the sign of the rat. Symbolizing a strong vitality and intelligence, it will take over from the pig at the Chinese New Year on January 20th 2020.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Sea Gull tourbillon watch
Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Personal luxury goods market forecast (€B)
Economy
"Normal" growth forecast for the luxury market in 2019

The now traditional Bain & Company study, in collaboration with Fondazione Altagamma, forecasts global growth in the luxury market of 4% to 6% this year, to reach between €271 and 276 billion.

Monday, 02 September 2019
3 min read
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