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Mechanical watchmaking gets a boost from UNESCO

UNESCO’s inscription of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was a victory for those involved. Six months on, as the groundwork for future action is prepared, in Sainte-Croix initiatives are already well under way.

Monday, 12 July 2021
7 min read
The steel for ID Genève’s cases is 100% recycled from locally collected waste.
Going round in circles

On paper, the idea of wearing scrap metal doesn’t exactly appeal. In reality, it ticks all the boxes. Meet Panatère and ID Genève, two industry players that are setting an example with watches that are 100% Swiss circular economy.

Wednesday, 03 March 2021
4 min read
Jaeger-LeCoultre workshop
Mechanical watchmaking gains UNESCO heritage status

The application made in March 2019 has been approved by UNESCO, which in December last year added the craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Wednesday, 27 January 2021
3 min read
The power of pre-owned

A record half-year for WatchBox, brick and mortar openings in Paris and Geneva for Watchfinder, a certified pre-owned gallery in Bucherer's Parisian flagship… the pre-owned watch market keeps on growing.

Monday, 28 September 2020
4 min read
Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier
Beginner's Guide
Tradition meets innovation inside the new Audemars Piguet museum

The Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier, which opened to visitors at end June in Vallée de Joux, chronicles the exceptional expertise of a company established in 1875, in a remarkable avant-garde building that commands respect and admiration.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020
4 min read
Antoine Pin, director of the watchmaking division © Bulgari
"The coronavirus crisis has revealed companies' social responsibility"

After LVMH's glittering event in January in Dubai, 2020 had all the makings of a great year for Bulgari. Then lockdown reshuffled the deck. Corporate social responsibility, e-commerce, watch fairs, new releases… Questions and answers with Antoine Pin, Managing Director of Bulgari's Watch Division.

Wednesday, 03 June 2020
7 min read
Are Swiss watchmakers facing a supply shortage?

Brands are keeping silent as to a possible shortage of components from China, the main supplier of parts to the Swiss watch industry.

Monday, 02 March 2020
3 min read
Ratings certificate issued in 1923 by the Bureau Officiel du Contrôle de la Marche des Montres in Le Locle, forerunner to the COSC.
The lost spirit of chronometry competitions

The 2019 Concours International de Chronométrie has proved an epic fail for Swiss watchmaking: of the five watches entered, only one is still in the running after the first round. Such a sorry performance in what brands see as a threat to their reputation shows the industry in a poor light.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
4 min read
Le nouveau siège de Swatch, à Bienne, ressemble à une queue de serpent.
Beginner's Guide
Swatch breaks the mould with its new HQ

Not known for architectural swagger, Swatch Group has cut the ribbon on the new Swatch headquarters. The snake-like building is like nothing ever seen before in the branch. For Nick Hayek, it's about sparking the emotions and arousing curiosity.

Thursday, 10 October 2019
4 min read
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