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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
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Cartier ID One: Niobium-titanium 46 mm case, fabric strap, adjustable folding clasp in 18K white gold © Cartier
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Cartier unveils its first concept watch

Considered the king of quartz twenty years ago, Cartier’s interest in mechanical watchmaking is now well-established. By way of demonstration, it presents its first concept watch, a model that needs neither regulating nor lubricant.

Thursday, 10 December 2009
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George Daniels © Omega
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Ten years of the Omega Co-Axial Escapement

Omega launched the Co-Axial escapement, invented by the eminent watchmaker George Daniels, in 1999. It was the first practical mechanical watch escapement since the Swiss lever escapement more than 150 years ago.

Friday, 27 November 2009
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New Models
Paul Gerber: The Answer Man

The concept of the impossible does not have a place in the universe of Paul Gerber. In his workshops in Zurich, he translates the most fantastical horologic ideas into functioning mechanics.

Friday, 27 November 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
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Gilles Lipovetski © FHH
Point of View
"I don’t believe luxury is in crisis"

The French sociologist and philosopher Gilles Lipovetski was in Geneva to lecture students at the city’s Haute École de Gestion who are preparing the new Masters of Advanced Studies in luxury management. He spoke to Christophe Roulet about the future of luxury.

Friday, 27 November 2009
6 min read
Emmanuel Vuille, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey © Greubel Forsey
Beginner's Guide
Greubel Forsey’s new architectural signature

Greubel Forsey’s new manufacture, just outside La Chaux-de-Fonds, makes a subtle nod to the brand’s timepieces whose technical complexity has borne a certain influence on how the space is organised.

Friday, 27 November 2009
5 min read
Jean-Daniel Pasche, president of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry © FH
Economy
From Lehman Brothers to Fine Watchmaking

Symbolically at least, this is how it began. When Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, a wave of panic swept through the world’s financial markets and the global economy. How has this affected the watch segment, which this year risks a shortfall of between three and four billion Swiss francs?

Friday, 27 November 2009
Quentin Simonet
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