Category: "Economy"

 

The Porsche Design Group restarts its luxury watch business from zero

The Porsche Design Group restarts its luxury watch business from zero

Due to the premature end of the partnership with the Chinese owned Eterna manufactory the German Porsche Design Group literally had to start its watch business from zero again.

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Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014

Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014

Coming from Biel / Bienne in Switzerland  I today received the Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2014. What we see is continued growth despite significant negative currency impact. All I can state here is: Chapeau!

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Aldo Magada: New President & CEO of Zenith

Aldo Magada: New President & CEO of Zenith

There he is the new CEO of Zenith after Jean-Frederic Dufour now left the company to become the new Rolex-CEO…

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute / COSC figures of the big ten from 1993 to 2013

This one for those who love numbers and figures! I have put together for you the figures of Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute of the last twenty years. The numbers shown here are movements sent to COSC by brand.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing.

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Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2014

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2014

Let me present you the March 2013 – March 2014 Richemont results. Despite economical headwinds all I can state is: Chapeau!

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Breaking news: Aldo Magada will be announced as the new CEO of Zenith (Updated with the official press release that will be released next Monday)

Breaking news: Aldo Magada will be announced as the new CEO of Zenith (Updated with the official press release that will be released next Monday)

I just learned that the Aldo Magada will become the new Zenith CEO. Actually he is the international sales director of Breitling. Her was chosen by Jean-Claude Biver and he in the past worked with Mr. Biver. I will come up with more details […]

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Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

Interview and background-story: The man behind the success of Jean-Frédéric Dufour is none other than Jean-Claude Biver.

While probably yesterday everyone has been congratulating Jean-Fred Dufour I was chatting with Jean-Claude Biver about one of his protégées. Today I had the time to tape this short stirring conversation I now invite you to listen too.

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Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

Update: The latest Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures

These are the latest figures from COSC (= Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres / Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) showing you who has entered how many movements for testing. 

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The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures 2012/2013, plus January 2014 and some principal information and thoughts about COSC.

The Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) figures 2012/2013, plus January 2014 and some principal information and thoughts about COSC.

These statistics show you the numbers of movements per company sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. Have a look and please read why I believe only an Officially Certified Super-Chronometer could save the COSC.

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Jean-Claude Biver, currently President of Hublot, will also take responsibility for the watch brands TAG Heuer and Zenith

Jean-Claude Biver, currently President of Hublot, will also take responsibility for the watch brands TAG Heuer and Zenith

Yesterday, this interesting announcement was distributed through the LVMH network. That´s not a surprise for ma at all. Honestly I already thought that LVMH would announce this change much earlier…

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Some facts about the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Some facts about the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

Tomorrow the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will open its doors for the 24th time. In brief this is what you should know about the SIHH…

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Just before the opening of the SIHH next Monday I can present you the TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2013 for Richemont

Just before the opening of the SIHH next Monday I can present you the TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2013 for Richemont

These are positive signs and this is for sure a good start in the year 2014. Richemont is performing well! Have a look at the figures and stay tuned for all the SIHH novelties to come in the next days.

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Swatch Group sales grow 8.3% to a new record of CHF 8 817 million.

Swatch Group sales grow 8.3% to a new record of CHF 8 817 million.

Gross sales for the Group increase to CHF 8 817 million, a plus of 8.3% over the previous year, despite negative exchange rates.

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In the case Swatch Group vs Tiffany & Co., New York the Court of arbitration in charge took a decision in favor of Swatch Group today.

In the case Swatch Group vs Tiffany & Co., New York the Court of arbitration in charge took a decision in favor of Swatch Group today.

The NAI Netherlands Arbitration Institute passed judgement in the lawsuit Swatch Group vs Tiffany & Co.: Tiffany & Co. is sentenced to pay Swatch Group damages totaling CHF 402 million. 

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Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces its unaudited consolidated results for the six month period ended 30 September 2013

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, announces its unaudited consolidated results for the six month period ended 30 September 2013

Sales grew by 4 % to € 5 324 million; sales grew by 9 % at constant exchange rates. Curious to read more details? Yes! Click here …

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Which of these chronographs with an in-house caliber is THE chronograph?

Which of these chronographs with an in-house caliber is THE chronograph?

I just closed the poll, let me know present you and analyze the results … 

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China Haidian Group sold the watch related segment in Mainland China. By my Chinese contributor Logan

China Haidian Group sold the watch related segment in Mainland China. By my Chinese contributor Logan

News from the Chinese owners of Eterna and Corum …

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Richemont reports five months sales at Annual General Meeting

Richemont reports five months sales at Annual General Meeting

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting that was held today in Geneva, Richemont announced that its sales for the five months ended 31 August 2013 increased by 9 % at constant exchange rates.

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My Chinese contributor Logan showing us some remarkable pieces of Beijing Watch in HKWCF

My Chinese contributor Logan showing us some remarkable pieces of Beijing Watch in HKWCF

Some of you might have yesterday already discovered the pictures within the sneak preview to this report. Now I can offer you the full report of Beijing Watch which Logan just sent to me…

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