Category: "Economy"

 

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.

read more

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. 

read more

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.

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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. 

read more

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 …

read more

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 … 

read more

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 …

read more

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.

read more

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…

read more

Will the smart watches conquer the very valuable places on our wrists? Is the smart watch endangering the classical mechanical watch? This is a call for an open discussion

Will the smart watches conquer the very valuable places on our wrists? Is the smart watch endangering the classical mechanical watch? This is a call for an open discussion

Samsung just presented its Galaxy Gear, Sony has its SmartWatch, Pebble sells an E-Paper Watch and Apple will probably announce its iWatch next week.

read more

Are you willing to buy watches online and if so, in what price range?

Are you willing to buy watches online and if so, in what price range?

May I ask you to participate in our survey? Click here to learn more …

read more

Facts, figures and insights about the Hamburg based Wempe KG

Facts, figures and insights about the Hamburg based Wempe KG

I am not sure if all of you know who Wempe is and how the German jeweler is performing worldwide. I promise you, when you read this you will be amazed…

read more

How many Swiss movements did COSC test last year? Who are the top ten COSC-players?

How many Swiss movements did COSC test last year? Who are the top ten COSC-players?

1.732.526 movements were sent to the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) to be tested in 2012. My top ten ranking unveils some real surprises…

read more

Chinese manufacturer SEA-GULL presents a dual-axis tourbillon. Please read this exclusive report from China written by my contributor Logan

Chinese manufacturer SEA-GULL presents a dual-axis tourbillon. Please read this exclusive report from China written by my contributor Logan

Once again watch-insider.com is the very first site to show something absolutely unexpected. Who thought that a Chinese manufacturer would be able to produce a dual-axis tourbillon?

read more

The old poll is closed. Omega is your favorite brand! A new poll is open!

The old poll is closed. Omega is your favorite brand! A new poll is open!

I counted 3623 votes and the result couldn´t be clearer. With 925 of all votes or 26 % Omega is your favorite brand. Click here and discover all the other results…

read more

The Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2013

The Swatch Group Half-Year Report 2013

The Swatch group is still going strong despite the one or other negative headline about the Swiss watch industry. Check out more here …

read more