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Swiss watch export growth to UK levels out in October but country remains Europe’s largest

Swiss watch export growth to UK levels out in October but country remains Europe’s largest

Exports of Swiss watches to the United Kingdom were worth CHF 122.3 million (£99.3m) in October, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. The UK market remains comfortably the largest in Europe, with exports to Germany rising to CHF 97m in October and CHF 82 million to France. Exports to Italy were roughly level

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Luxury Swiss watch house slashes thousands of pounds off prices for Black Friday

Black Friday conjures up images of the major ecommerce players, department stores and supermarkets slashing hundreds of pounds of flat screen TVs, but Swiss luxury watch brand Armand Nicolet is going a great deal further. The watchmaker is giving customers the opportunity to save 30% from the price of any watch bought direct from the atelier

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2018 SNEAK PEEK: Audemars Piguet updates Millenary collection

Audemars Piguet has given its first sneak peek at what retailers can expect to see from the manufacturer next year. The company used Dubai Watch Week to unveil a new line of Millenary timepieces that update a range first introduced in 1995 and updated in 2015. The ladies’ models are inspired by architecture and art

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Incoming Ulysse Nardin CEO makes immediate impact

The arrival of Ulysse Nardin’s new CEO in the summer has come at a timely moment for the watchmaker as it looks to expand internationally. Patrick Pruniaux took charge on August 28, reporting to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Luxury Watches and Jewellery, the brand’s parent group, and within weeks Ulysse Nardin was honoured with

Mondaine's owners André and Ronnie Bernheim are handing control to a new executive leader.

Mondaine Group names new CEO as André Bernheim gives way to become chairman

Mondaine’s co-owner and chief executive André Bernheim has announced that he is stepping down from actively running the company, and has named Bernd Stadlwieser as his successor. Mondaine has been an independent, family-operated business since 1951 and is owned by brothers André and Ronnie Bernheim. André Bernheim took over as CEO from his older brother

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America’s International Vintage Watch Company goes global with online push

International Vintage Watch Company (IVWC), a Los Angeles-based e-commerce business, has launched online at VintageWatchOnline.com. The website showcases over 1,000 watches available for immediate purchase online. “We have seen an increased demand for vintage timepieces from the classic brands like Omega, Rolex and even Seiko.  Our global business has strengthened since international customers feel increasingly confident

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Swatch commits to second year of sponsorship for Drone Racing League

Swatch is partnering with the Drone Racing League (DRL) for a second year in 2018. DRL is the global leader in professional and high-speed drone racing, which sees unmanned aerial vehicles compete in a series of competitions. This year’s final took place in London and was broadcast on ESPN, Sky Sports, ProSieben and other top sports broadcast programs

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Watchmaking entrepreneur Peter Hug creates team to launch Swiza watches

Peter Hug has continued his winning streak of turning Swiss Pocket Knife companies into respectable timepiece creators. The former CEO of Wenger has now started a new business, Swiza, that is taking the same direction with a business making both pocket knives and rugged timepieces. “For more than a year, an experienced team of product development,

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