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.
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.
The pursuit of a new timepiece can be a thrilling, heart-pounding experience. But it’s certainly no fun shopping for a new ticker for your wrist when the one in your chest is revving in terror.
At CHF 17 billion, Swiss watch exports reached a new record level in 2008. Although the marked slowdown observed since October, a consequence of the current economic climate, continued into December, it made less of an impact than expected.
In autumn 2008, the Le Sentier firm revised its distribution business model. Its objective for this year is to step up its marketing activity and to open new points of sale. All is revealed in an interview with Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.
With Une Journée à Paris, the Les Jardins "quantième de saison" models and its Midnight collections, Van Cleef & Arpels stays true to the poetic complications that have become a hallmark of the brand. Nicolas Bos, International Marketing Director, explains.