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.
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that” are famous and very true words spoken by Bill Shankly, the legendary and successful Liverpool coach during the Seventies.
Football has won new supporters among some brands but is struggling to seduce the Fine Watch sector.
It has been six years since Patek Philippe started to study the possibilities of the application of silicon in watchmaking techniques.
With its 1,100 members, the Société Suisse de Chronométrie is the branch's largest professional association alongside the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Its purpose is to promote technical and scientific knowledge in the sector. Christophe Roulet met its President, Zian Kighelman.
As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The first in a three-part file.