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Baselworld: Restructuring in a recovering market

Recently, the swiss watch industry has been caught in a storm of unstable demand and even one of the world’s leading trade shows couldn’t deny it. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Read more »

Fairs and Events
Geneva Watch Fair reassures the industry

In a world where the Swiss watch and clock industry is suffering unpredictable buying patterns, the Geneva salon provided luxury watch brands with much-needed international attention. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Read more »

Fairs and Events
Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair: trend review

The Hong Kong watch and clock fair presented minimalist styling and an improved global outlook. MARTIN FOSTER reviews industry trends from the event. Read more »
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Fairs and Events
A modest contraction for Baselworld 2017

Baselworld for 2017 is over and the industry is hoping to put this past year behind it and develop fresh, new and recovering markets. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Read more »
SIHH exhibitor and visitor attendance numbers increased in 2017

News
Swiss watch industry on way to recovery

Following troubled market conditions, new Swiss watch export figures coupled with sentiment at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) indicate a return of some industry confidence. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Read more »

Feature Stories
Luxury makes way for mid-range at world’s largest watch fair

The mounting global pressures impacting the horology industry were evident at the world’s largest watch and clock fair. MARTIN FOSTER reviews movements and trends from the event. Read more »
Many of the materials, techniques and tools of horology have not changed in 200 years

News
BaselWorld 2016: Exposing the untold story of clocks

In the horology sphere, watches typically take centre stage but MARTIN FOSTER says clocks and the associated machinery and tools also deserve attention. Read more »
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Feature Stories
Watch supply policies damage ‘Swiss Made’

Optimism may have reigned at BaselWorld 2016 but MARTIN FOSTER says the troubling market conditions of the Swiss watch industry can no longer be ignored. Read more »
Research comparing Swiss watch and smartwatch export statistics may not be as straightforward as media headlines suggest

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Smartwatches outsell Swiss, but by which yardstick?

Recent research suggests the popularity of smartwatches is overtaking traditional Swiss watches but MARTIN FOSTER says this superficial conclusion is downright misleading. Read more »
The Swiss watch industry reported its first downturn in exports since 2009 just as an international watch trade fair came to a close

News
Stormy economic period for Swiss watches

As the first watch trade fair for 2016 draws to a close, new Swiss export figures have been released that indicate worrying times for the industry. Read more »
The Swatch Group played a significant part in the rise of Japanese watch brands. Source: Swatch Group

Feature Stories
Perfect timing again for Japanese watchmakers

The Japanese broke into the watch scene off the back of market changes in Switzerland in the 1960s. MARTIN FOSTER reports they’re at it again, taking full advantage of decisions by the Swiss. Subscription required. Read more »
Opening Ceremony of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair

Feature Stories
Hong Kong and Swiss horology face off

Swiss watch brands have used the Hong Kong watch & clock fair to continue their aggressive push into china; however, that didn’t mean all eyes weren’t on local product. MARTIN FOSTER reports. Subscription required. Read more »


 

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