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Watches & Wonders 2014

Officine Panerai Piccolo Due Madreperla with alligator strap
Economy
Luxury, biodiversity and the sixth mass extinction

At five points in the past 500 million years, life on Earth was almost completely wiped out. We are now on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, and we are the cause. Can humans right their wrongs? The luxury industry must lead by example.

Thursday, 27 January 2022
8 min read
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Audemars Piguet’s manufacturing facility in Le Brassus (Vallée de Joux), next to the existing Manufacture des Forges and soon to be completed by the Arc.
News
Watchmakers stand up for the climate

The watch industry is doing its share to address climate change. This means energy-efficient buildings as well as offsetting measures and support for environmental initiatives.

Thursday, 20 January 2022
6 min read
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Aggregation of mobula rays off the coast of Mexico - Nadia Aly Ocean Photographer of the Year 2020
Watches and Wonders
Watch and Culture focuses on sustainable development goals

Launched in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set out a roadmap so that all countries might enjoy peace and prosperity. Should we expect the watch industry to lead by example?  Watches and Culture of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie takes stock of an urgent situation.

Thursday, 13 January 2022
6 min read
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Bell & Ross Skeleton Gold (2)
Trend Forecaster
10 watches to end the year

Santa isn’t the only one with a sackful of goodies! The final crop of new watches for 2021 is a sure way to end the year on a festive note.

Thursday, 23 December 2021
4 min read
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Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 1A-018 Tiffany Blue® lacquer dial (2)
Economy
Investors see opportunity in the watch sector

An influx of capital ends a year marked by a boom in sales at auction and on the pre-owned market as watches take on a new role as investment products.

Monday, 20 December 2021
5 min read
Photo 4 – The 100% recycled steel ingot, produced using solar energy, that will go on display at the MIH in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Economy
Panatere: first steel, now recycled titanium

From early 2022, Panatere will be ready to supply the watch industry with recycled titanium produced using waste recovered from companies in the Swiss Jura, through a system initially set up for recycling steel. The company is also working on an itinerant solar furnace.

Thursday, 09 December 2021
4 min read
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Photo 4 - Audemars Piguet Le Brassus - l'Arc
Events
Audemars Piguet builds for the future

Audemars Piguet’s construction campaign continues apace. After a museum and a hotel, the brand is extending production facilities in Le Locle and Le Brassus with ambitious projects that respect its environmental commitments.

Thursday, 02 December 2021
4 min read
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Economy
Swiss watch industry is over the crisis

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.

Thursday, 25 November 2021
4 min read
Photo 5 - De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon
Culture
Independents Day

A whirlwind weekend in Geneva of auction sales, Only Watch and the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has confirmed the rise and rise of independent watchmakers.

Thursday, 18 November 2021
7 min read
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