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Swatch Group results 2015 and outlook for 2016

Swatch Group results 2015 and outlook for 2016

2015 was a difficult year and 2016 will be a very challenging one. These are the Swatch Group key figures 2015 I received this morning and an outlook for 2016 given by the group´s management …

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Pre-SIHH 2016: Richemont has just released a trading update for the third quarter ended 31st December 2015

Pre-SIHH 2016: Richemont has just released a trading update for the third quarter ended 31st December 2015

Ahead of the SIHH 2016, opening its doors next Monday in Geneva, this update might be interesting for you …

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Ask the CEO. Send me your questions for the upcoming 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

Ask the CEO. Send me your questions for the upcoming 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

The SIHH will next Monday in Geneva open its doors. Time to let me know what I shall ask the CEOs. If you have a personal question please, please post it here…

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TAG Heuer powered by Jean-Claude Biver! TAG Heuer is on Speed!

TAG Heuer powered by Jean-Claude Biver! TAG Heuer is on Speed!

Jean-Claude Biver is setting the pace! Even as a silent observer it is hard to follow his speed. The charismatic mover and shaker recently launched the TAG Heuer Connected Watch in New York. But meanwhile he accomplished another 4 major tasks …

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What is a MASTER CHRONOMETER and who is METAS? Omega marks a new standard of quality, going well beyond the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

What is a MASTER CHRONOMETER and who is METAS? Omega marks a new standard of quality, going well beyond the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

The Master Chronometer certification issued by METAS is a kind of Super- or even Hyper-Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC)-certification. I invite you to discover what’s behind …

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Laureus Charity Night 2015 in Zürich. Do good an talk about it! Aloe Blacc, American hip hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. Listen to my conversation with him and enjoy his special performance for you. IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern: See him performing “I Need A Dollar” on stage as the drummer together with Aloe Blacc.

Laureus Charity Night 2015 in Zürich. Do good an talk about it! Aloe Blacc, American hip hop artist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. Listen to my conversation with him and enjoy his special performance for you. IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern: See him performing “I Need A Dollar” on stage as the drummer together with Aloe Blacc.

Do good an talk about it! 1.1 Million Swiss francs were collected for the Laureus Foundation. Among many sponsors and donators was IWC Schaffhausen. On stage we saw sport superstars and sport legends, Aloe Blacc and Georges Kern…

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Hands on the new TAG Heuer Connected watch … #connectedtoeternity

Hands on the new TAG Heuer Connected watch …  #connectedtoeternity

I got the chance to film some of the functions of the new TAG Heuer Connected watch … These are two videos filmed with my iPhone …

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TAG Heuer Connected watch – here is all you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel. #ConnectedToEternity

TAG Heuer Connected watch – here is all you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel. #ConnectedToEternity

Bernard Arnault (LVMH), Jean-Claude Biver (TAG Heuer) accompanied by Brian Krzanich (Intel) and David Singleton (Google) just presented the TAG Heuer Connected Watch.

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TAG Heuer Connected watch. All you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel will go online @ www.watch-insider.com next Monday, November 9th, 2015 @ 17:15 CET / 16:15 GMT / 11:15 EST. Be sure to be online on time! #ConnectedToEternity

TAG Heuer Connected watch. All you need to know and see about the watch being developed with Google and Intel will go online @ www.watch-insider.com next Monday, November 9th, 2015 @ 17:15 CET / 16:15 GMT / 11:15 EST. Be sure to be online on time!  #ConnectedToEternity
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Richemont results for the first half were satisfactory …

Richemont results for the first half were satisfactory …

Today Richemont announced its unaudited consolidated results for the six month period ended 30 September 2015. If you are interested you may see and read all details by clicking on “read more” …

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Cartier gets a new Chief Executive Officer

Cartier gets a new Chief Executive Officer

I learned this morning that Cartier will get a new CEO … Here is the official statement of Richemont including a statement of Johann Rupert, the Chairman of Richemont …

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Swatch Bellamy: These are the new pay-by-the-wrist Swatch watches using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology

Swatch Bellamy: These are the new pay-by-the-wrist Swatch watches using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology

Swatch has joined forces with China UnionPay and Bank of Communications to introduce contactless payment “by-the-wrist” to China. Discover the four new Swatch Bellamy by clicking on “read more” …

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Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, today announced its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2015 …

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, today announced its audited consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2015 …

If you are interested in these financial results and if you want to read the Chairman’s commentary please click on “read more”…

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Breaking News: It is official… Jean-Frederic Dufour will be the next Rolex-CEO and take over “power” the 17th June…

Breaking News: It is official… Jean-Frederic Dufour will be the next Rolex-CEO and take over “power” the 17th June…
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New, adapted prices for Montblanc timepieces in Europe…

New, adapted prices for Montblanc timepieces in Europe…

I just got the new prices for Montblanc timepieces that are going to be effective tomorrow…

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Official Press Release from TAG Heuer concerning their new price policy (= price reduction) @ Baselworld 2015

Tag Heuer is a brand embodying excellence, and renowned for its vitality and enterprise. Over the past few years, Tag Heuer has been able to build up substantial industrial capability, enabling it to live up to the challenges of Swiss Made and […]

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The Apple Watch gets less attention than expected. Here are my thoughts about the Apple Watch, a device I would rather like to call iPhone Wrist Interface then watch.

The Apple Watch gets less attention than expected. Here are my thoughts about the Apple Watch, a device I would rather like to call iPhone Wrist Interface then watch.

If you surf through the internet these days and if you collect information about the Apple Watch what you read and see is not really encouraging for Apple. What do you think? Can I get your opinion?

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Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Swatch Group Annual Results Press Conference 2014 – Listen to CEO Nick Hayek and see pictures of his presentations.

Today Swiss Timing, the Swatch Group‘s expert in timekeeping, hosted the Annual Results Press Conference. This is a summary highlighting some of the explanations given by the CEO.

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Apple Watch – A Swiss website just published the prices of the Apple Watch. I could not believe what I was seeing … (Updated 15:07)

Apple Watch – A Swiss website just published the prices of the Apple Watch. I could not believe what I was seeing … (Updated 15:07)

After a lot of rumors concerning the pricing of the Apple Watch I now found them being published at www.businessmontres.com. The only comment I have in mind today is: The world belongs to the brave! 

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Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered By MotionX. Discover the watches and listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Frédérique Constant and Alpina reveal the first Swiss Horological Smartwatch, powered By MotionX. Discover the watches and listen to my interview with Frédérique Constant group CEO Peter Stas.

Powered by MotionX, the new Swiss Horological Smartwatches are capable of bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. Discoverwatches by clicking on “read more”…

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The Smart Watch Story continues… Check out the new Pebble Time

New Hardware Enables More with Pebble Time Without Sacrificing Battery Life

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Breaking News: Stéphane Linder new CEO of Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry

Breaking News: Stéphane Linder new CEO of Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry

The former TAG Heuer CEO Stéphane Linder today was announced to be the new CEO of Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry.

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Breaking News: Laurent Dordet appointed CEO of La Montre Hermès.

Breaking News: Laurent Dordet appointed CEO of La Montre Hermès.

Laurent Dordet, currently CEO of Hermès Maroquinerie Sellerie, has been appointed CEO of La Montre Hermès with effect March 1st 2015.

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Patek Philippe aligns global pricing and adjusts to the strong Swiss franc. Official Press Release…

Patek Philippe aligns global pricing and adjusts to the strong Swiss franc. Official Press Release…

Already eight days (!) ago I informed you correctly as one of the very first that Patek Philippe will make some price adjustments. Today the famous Geneva watchmaker released this …

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Patek Philippe: To maintain similar prices in most markets the following changes to the retail prices will be realized tomorrow

Patek Philippe: To maintain similar prices in most markets the following changes to the retail prices will be realized tomorrow

After the SNB decision Patek Philippe has decided to change the retail prices of its products as follows …

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Good news from the Swatch Group: These are the Swatch Group Key Figures 2014

Good news from the Swatch Group: These are the Swatch Group Key Figures 2014

Some financial analysts already started to mope and to predict only a mediocre year 2015. I have different information to offer you: On the one hand side – as always my insider information – and today the official Swatch Group Key Figures 2014 …

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Interview with Peter Stas, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Frédérique Constant and Alpina, about the upcoming horological year 2015.

Interview with Peter Stas, Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Frédérique Constant and Alpina, about the upcoming horological year 2015.

Frédérique Constant grew 16 % in 2014, Alpina 64 %! Respect! I today met Peter Stas in Geneva and we talked about the upcoming horological year 2015. What does Peter expect and was does Peter have in the pipeline? 

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Breaking news: Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).

Breaking news: Kering today announces the appointment of Antonio Calce as Chief Executive Officer of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD).

Yes, yes there were some rumors that Antonio Calce would become the new CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) and there we go here is the official confirmation. Click on “read more” to get the story…

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I want your opinion! Jonathan Ive, Apple’s design chief, said: “Switzerland is in trouble”. Do you agree? Will the Swiss Watch Industry really be in trouble?

I want your opinion! Jonathan Ive, Apple’s design chief, said: “Switzerland is in trouble”. Do you agree? Will the Swiss Watch Industry really be in trouble?

Last week Jonathan Ive announced troubles for the Swiss Watch Industry, today I learned through Reuters that Apple Inc also invited top fashion editors and bloggers for the September 9th event. What do we have to expect?

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Peter Stas, Founder & CEO of Frederique Constant Geneve, just announced me a record first half year result.

Peter Stas, Founder & CEO of Frederique Constant Geneve, just announced me a record first half year result.

My friend Peter talked about results with 26% growth compared to 2013. Click on “read more” to get the full story…

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