Category: "Economy"

 

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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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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