(03/2017) The Swiss family concern is once again producing mechanical watch movements. This corner stone was put into place at the end of 2011. After Ronda had strongly developed itself in various technologies and established a broad industrial basis, management decided to go back into the mechanical segment.
Baselworld goes live on March 23 Baselworld 2017 counting down to the on unmissable show
(02/2017) In one month from today, the new creations and innovations of the global watch and jewellery industry will be exclusively presented to the world at Baselworld 2017. Renowned as the one unmissable annual show for this multifaceted industry, Baselworld is gearing-up to welcome all the key players, from the world's bestknown brands, over renowned and prestigious buyers through to the international press.
Extra-thin movement for Private Label Customers Preview BASELWORLD 2017: Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier presents new movement
(02/2017) Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier adds to its range of extra-thin movements with a new hand-wound calibre with flying tourbillon at 9 o'clock. While remarkably robust, the Seed VMF 5430 remains one of the thinnest tourbillon movements around.
The substantial fall observed throughout the year seems to have bottomed out Swiss watch exports in 2016
(02/2017) The environment confronting the Swiss watch industry remained difficult throughout the year 2016. Demand for personal luxury goods fell, especially for the most expensive products. Timepieces therefore had to contend with changes in the choices made by consumers who are increasingly interested in the notion of experience associated with the world of luxury and less in shopping as used to be the case.
Swiss Made Walca private label watches
(02/2017) For 40 years, Walca has been creating timepieces that perfectly reflect the image and philosophy of prestigious watch brands and fashion houses. From the initial sketches to after-sales service, via studies and other development stages, not forgetting production, this independent group offers a vast array of services, each tailored to requirements.
Customer friendly Ulysse Nardin announces 5-year warranty
(12/2016) Ulysse Nardin is justifiably proud of its 170-year-history of innovation in the making of precision mechanical timepieces. Continuing this pioneering path in the world of Haute Horlogerie, the Swiss watchmaker is making the incredible move of offering an extended 5-year-warranty on all newly-purchased timepieces.
Are there massive price increases at ETA? Certain major customers did not place any orders for 2017
(10/2016) Based on the amicable settlement between Swatch Group and the Competition Commission (Comco), which was signed in 2013, the company ETA has a supply obligation towards third-party customers until the end of 2019.
Outstanding Technology MeisterSinger’s MSH01 honored with German Design Award
(10/2016) MSH01 is the name of the hand-wound movement custom-designed for MeisterSinger’s single-hand watches. For its smart, balanced design, the movement has now received the German Design Award, the second most important design prize – after the Red Dot Award – for the caliber, and proof of its exceptional status.
New Brand Boutiques open in Vienna and Paris Glashütte Original strengthens international presence
(09/2016) In parallel with its steadily growing presence in Asia, German watchmaker Glashütte Original is strengthening its retail footprint in Europe as well. With its new Boutiques in Paris and Vienna the manufactory presents two new destinations for connoisseurs of exceptional timekeepers traveling to the capitals of the watchmaker's art.
Define Watches is new distributor Hanhart available in Australia and New Zealand
(08/2016) Precision timepieces from the watch manufacturer Hanhart 1882 GmbH from the Black Forest/ Germany are now also available in Australia and New Zealand. On 1 August 2016, Hanhart signed a distribution agreement with Define Watches. Over the past eight years Define Watches has established a reputation as Australasia’s leading specialist for high-end, independent, German watch brands.
Red Dot Award NOMOS Minimatik is the “Best of the Best”
(07/2016) For designers, Minimatik from NOMOS Glashütte now officially belongs among the best of the best—as decided by an expert jury in Essen, Germany, which conferred the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” Award for Product Design to the automatic timepiece.
“Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking graduation ceremonies A new generation of watchmakers celebrates completion of studies
(07/2016) Thursday, 7 July 2016 at the Saxon manufactory was dedicated entirely to 21 young men and women, students at the firm's own “Alfred Helwig” School of Watchmaking, who received their diplomas in the atrium of the manufactory and celebrated the completion of their studies.
Watch manufacture in new splendor Carl F. Bucherer opens its center of excellence in Lengnau
(07/2016) Swiss luxury watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer has focused the manufacture of their movements and timepieces at their own production site in Lengnau and thus created a new competence center. Its opening strengthens the brand’s traditions and sustainably ensures fulfilling its own high quality standards.
Expansion in the domestic market Rado opens second mono-brand boutique in Switzerland
(06/2016) Rado has increased its presence in its domestic market, opening its second mono-brand boutique in Switzerland. Situated in the heart of Interlaken, the new boutique offers an attractive selection of the brand's latest collections. This follows the opening of the first Rado boutique in Switzerland last year in Lucerne.