Source: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Global Swiss watch exports rise by 9% in May

Global Swiss watch exports rise by 9% in May

Swiss watchmakers are beginning to breathe more easily as green shoots of recovery since the start of the year are blossoming into strong growth in most global markets. Exports to China shot up by 34.4% in May, compared to the same month in 2016, according to the latest data from the Federation of the Swiss

Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph

Hublot reminds customers of its nautical roots with sponsorship of Geneva sailing event

Hublot has used its platform as the official timekeeper of the 79th Bol d’Or Mirabaud in Switzerland to unveils its limited-edition Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2017. Hublot is sponsoring the Bol d’Or Mirabaud sailing event for a fifth consecutive year, a spectacular that aligns with the brand’s history. “This prestigious competition allows Hublot


Hermès joins growing exhibitor list at 2018 SIHH exhibition

The 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), will run from January 15-19 next year. The exhibition, home to Richemont maison’s annual unveiling of their watch collections for the year, is being expanded in 2018 to make room for  the  arrival of Hermès timepieces. The Carré des Horlogers, a showcase of independent Swiss watchmakers,


Giuliano Mazzuoli develops camouflage style for 2017 Manometro collection

Italian watchmaker Giuliano Mazzuoli has added a camouflage style to its Manometro line of luxury watches. The Manometro Camouflage uses a mixture of coloured powders and composite materials in a new coating for the striking steel cases favoured by the brand. Four colour combinations of camouflaged case, complementary dial and calf skin leather straps are offered

Zenith Elite Moonphases

Zenith demands to be noticed with range of eye-catching ladies automatics

LVMH is looking to ignite greater interest in Zenith watches, and will ensure that nobody can ignore the modernising changes when they see the latest Elite Lady Moonphase models in a range of eye-popping colours. The 33mm models, housing  Elite Calibre 692 automatic movements, have diamond-set bezels on steel cases with dials in yellow, apple

Limited edition Hammerhead and Staghorn divers watches from Oris.

Oris continues support for ocean conservation with cash from limited edition sales

Oris marked World Oceans Day this week with the launch of limited edition watches that will raise money for marine conservation projects. The Swiss watchmaker is working with eight ocean protection organisations on a continuous basis, supporting their work through sales of its limited edition watches. This year, Oris has teamed up with the non-profit organisations Pelagios


Urban Jürgensen crafts limited edition blue dial edition of its 1140 PT L

Urban Jürgensen has created a limited edition version of its 1140 PT L with a blue dial in a run of just 30 pieces. The model has many of the features of the Jurgensen 1745 collection including Urban Jϋrgensen hand-made hour and minute hands, a guilloché dial, white gold  appliques  and  the  in-house hand-wound P4 movement.

Vladimir Putin Patek Philippe2

Kremlin denies Vladimir Putin connection to Patek Philippe watch selling in Monaco

Representatives of the Russian government have denied that a Patek Philippe watch on sale at a Monaco auction has been owned by president Vladimir Putin. The watch is photographed for the auction catalogue of the Monaco Legends auction organised by Antiquorum with name of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin named on the certificate of guarantee for the


IWC creates limited edition to celebrate 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG

IWC Schaffhausen muscled in on the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mercedes-AMG at German’s famous Nürburgring last week and marked the event with the launch of a limited edition Ingenieur model. IWC unveiled its 2017 Ingenieur collection at SIHH, with a design that is reminiscent of the first generations of the original watch launched in the 1950s.