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Newsletter - On the up or in the doldrums?

Newsletter On the up or in the doldrums?

Sales at two of the big watchmaking groups continue to grow as the industry overall stagnates

Results published last week by both the Swiss Watchmaking Federation and two of the big watchmaking groups (Swatch Group and LVMH) confirmed an increasing disparity. While exports grew by a meagre 1.9% overall, the two big groups published growth rates that were more than double this figure, suggesting that other brands must be feeling the pinch. Look out for our analysis of the top 10 watch markets worldwide later this week.

 

« Nos idées-cadeaux pour la Saint-Valentin »

Paul O'Neil

Valentine’s Day falls conveniently on a Saturday this year, allowing lovers chance for some last-minute shopping for that romantic gift. If it’s a watch you’re looking for, take a peek at our special section on Valentine’s Day gifts.

In between the hard facts of the watch business and the emotions of love, we offer a veritable smorgasbord of watchmaking content this week, from interviews with Pierre Rainero, the Head of Image and Strategy at Cartier, and Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne, to a unique “GMTea Time” photoshoot from our sister magazine, a look at Piaget’s interpretation of the artistic crafts and the latest BaselWorld previews from Cecil Purnell, Eterna and Gucci, among others.

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