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Sustainability enters the marketing mix

Is sustainable development making inroads in the watch industry? A year-on-year comparison of subjects covered in the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry magazine clearly shows a profession increasingly committed to social and environmental questions.

Thursday, 19 May 2022
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Swatch Group publishes its first Sustainability Report

Previously a small section of the annual report, Swatch Group now presents its sustainability strategy in a separate and detailed document. Here are some of the main takeaways.

Thursday, 12 May 2022
5 min read
Guido Terreni, Managing Director of Bulgari's Watch Business Unit © Bulgari
Bulgari moves to a new level

Over the past decade, Bulgari has one by one ticked the boxes of vertical integration, leading to the presentation, earlier this year, of its in-house mechanical movement, Calibre BVL 168. This base calibre will be the springboard for future complication movements.

Monday, 14 June 2010
6 min read
Bovet – Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta (front) © Bovet
New Models
Bovet and Pininfarina begin a long-term partnership

An anniversary model, the Bovet - Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta, seals the partnership and celebrates the Italian industrial design firm's 80 years in business. This exceptional timepiece is already being described as the first in a long series.

Friday, 11 June 2010
6 min read
Inauguration of the Cartier boutique in Shenzen (China), January 13th, 2010 © Cartier
Verbatim - Cartier intends tripling its presence in China

That Cartier only experienced a "marginal decline" in 2009 is largely thanks to China. The Asia-Pacific zone (except Japan) was Richemont's only growth region for the financial year to end March 2010. Needless to say, Cartier has already planned its expansion in the Middle Kingdom.

Wednesday, 09 June 2010
2 min read
Nicolas G. Hayek © Swatch Group
A watershed moment for Swiss watch production

Obliged by the Swiss competition commission to continue delivering its movement blanks until end 2010, Swatch Group, again in the commission's sights since last September, isn't backing down. It plans to purely and simply cease deliveries of its parts and movements to "bad" competition.

Friday, 04 June 2010
5 min read
Net-à-Porter, online women’s fashion retailer © FHH
Point of View
Verbatim - The Internet, a strategic issue

According to BernsteinResearch, the Internet is moving to the top of luxury companies' agenda for two reasons: softer European legislation pending on online sales, and the spectacular rise of a number of dedicated sites.

Friday, 21 May 2010
3 min read
Cybercounterfeiting (III): consumer behaviour

The phenomenon of counterfeiting has now reached an unprecedented scale. The value of the global counterfeit goods market could grow from $5.5 billion in 1982 to nearly $600 billion in 2010, which is 10% of world trade, according to Eric Woerth, the former French budget minister.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Cédric Gordon
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