Category: "Economy"

 

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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Hublot is the first luxury brand to embrace the world of American Football and signs with the Dallas Cowboys.

Hublot is the first luxury brand to embrace the world of American Football and signs with the Dallas Cowboys.

Hublot today announced an exclusive partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making the Swiss luxury watch brand the Official Luxury Watch & Timekeeper of America’s legendary football team.

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DON’T CRACK UNDER PRESSURE. Do you remember the early 1990´s campaign of TAG Heuer? Now it´s back!

DON’T CRACK UNDER PRESSURE. Do you remember the early 1990´s campaign of TAG Heuer? Now it´s back!

In terms of avant-garde marketing the good “old” TAG Heuer campaign from 1991 to 1994 was far ahead of time. I couldn´t believe TAG Heuer is really bringing “Don’t crack under pressure” back. Please have a look and tell me what you think.

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Actual fact and figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH)

Actual fact and figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH)

If you want to know how many watches have been exported to which country and for what value I probably have some answers for you. Please click on “read more” to get the information…

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The latest COSC figures for July 2014 and the development 2014 so far…

The latest COSC figures for July 2014 and the development 2014 so far…

As always up-to-date I today present you the latest COSC-figures. They show the results of July 2014 and the development in 2014 so far. Please click on “read more” to get this latest update…

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Breaking News: Ulysse Nardin sold to Kering

This is the official press release more to come later… Please check on my blog, I have been announcing this since Baselworld 2014…

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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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