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  • Breitling Creates a Special Chronomat 44

    31 October 2013

    This past month Breitling celebrated their partnership with professional golfer Ernie Els by taking part in the largest charity-driven International Golf Tournament in history at the Els for Autism 2013 Golf Challenge Grand Finale in Las Vegas, Nev. With 2013 marking the tournament's third year, the competitive golf series has raised more than $6 million dollars since 2011… Read More

  • Girard-Perregaux Wins Two Awards At "Watch Of The Year 2013"

    31 October 2013

    Girard-Perregaux won two awards at the ceremony held by the magazine "Montres Passion" at the Intercontinental Hotel of Geneva, last week. Girard-Perregaux not only received the "Coup de Coeur du Jury" (critics' choice) for its groundbreaking Constant Escapement L.M. but also the "2013 Watch Advertising Campaign" awarded by the public, for its… Read More

  • Corum Celebrates Design and Innovation History

    08 October 2013

    The House of Corum watches cements a partnership with the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine by supporting the 8th edition of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2014. Fine Watchmaking and architecture: two diverse worlds linked by a desire to innovate as a means of making their mark on time.

    True to its… Read More

  • Audemars Piguet celebrates Art Basel partnership

    17 June 2013

    After a successful event at the inaugural Art Basel in Hong Kong, the opening night party in Basel marked Audemars Piguet’s first year as a new partner with Art Basel., who has been commissioned to document the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of Audemars Piguet. The party was attended by over 300 guests, including collectors and gallerists who enjoyed a live performance by… Read More

  • Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton - New IWC Ambassadors

    28 May 2013

    Following the news last year that IWC was to become the new partner of the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, it was inevitable that the team's drivers would be officially signed up to wear the brand's wristwatches sooner or later.

    IWC choose the famous Monaco Grand Prix to confirm that Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are now wearing the brand's timepieces in an official capacity.

    The timing was propitious, since Nico Rosberg, who was born and grew up in Monaco, went on to win this year's race from pole position, 30 years after his father won the same grand prix. After starting second on the grid, his team-mate Lewis Hamilton dropped two places to Red Bull to finish… Read More

  • Richard Mille And The Lotus F1 Team Partnership

    15 May 2013

    Richard Mille brand announced the Official Timing Partnership with Lotus F1 team. The two-year contract will see branding appear on the team's 2013 Formula 1 challenger the E21 in addition to driver overalls. Furthermore, a limited edition timepiece will be produced using the very latest lightweight materials; pairing the philosophies of both the team and Richard… Read More

  • Omega Partnership With Rory McIlroy

    18 April 2013

    Swiss brand Omega's multi-year partnership with The PGA of America in 2011 proclaimed loudly and clearly the importance of the sport in the brand's global marketing strategy. This week, Omega took its association with the game to an even greater level with the… Read More

  • Hublot becomes First Official Timekeeper of the Los Angeles Lakers

    03 February 2013

    Los Angeles, California: Hublot CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe stood center court at STAPLES Center last night to present Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Jeanie Buss with a sparkling new Hublot Clock symbolizing a new partnership which makes the Swiss Luxury Watch brand the Official Timekeeper of the Legendary NBA Team.

    Boasting 16 NBA titles, the Los Angeles… Read More

  • Corum Joins Forces with Vincent Calabrese

    22 January 2013

    The watch company from La Chaux-de-Fonds signs a partnership with Vincent Calabrese, initiator of Corum's iconic Golden Bridge movement.

    1977 An encounter between two creative geniuses Vincent Calabrese is a self-taught, non-conformist individual who has been inventing and making watches that have repeatedly… Read More

  • Audemars Piguet Appoints New CEO

    22 January 2013

    The Board of Directors of the Audemars Piguet Group is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. François-Henry Bennahmias as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the whole group. General manager ad-interim since the end of May 2012, Mr. Bennahmias, 48 years of age, has demonstrated the same commitment and dynamism as CEO of Audemars Piguet (North America), Inc… Read More

  • Swatch Group acquires the Harry Winston brand

    15 January 2013

    The Swatch Group Ltd. in Biel/Bienne acquires 100% of the shares of the US company HW Holdings Inc., owner of Harry Winston Inc., 718 Fifth Avenue, New York 10019. The Swatch Group Ltd. acquires the brand and all the activities related to jewelry and watches, including the 535 employees worldwide and the production company in Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • In 2012 Swatch Group gross sales CHF 8 143 million: a billion more than the previous year

    12 January 2013

    In 2012, the Swatch Group generated gross sales of CHF 8 143 million and, as a result, exceeded the previous year's gross sales by a billion or +14.0%.
     
    Again in 2012, the strong Group brands performed convincingly in all regions and price segments, notably outside Greater China as well, and realized further conspicuous growth in market share. As a result, gross sales in the Watches & Jewelry segment increased by +15.6% to CHF 7 297 million.
     
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