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Official Timekeeper The IOC and Swatch Group Ltd Continue Long Term Partnership

(09/2009) The International Olympic Committee IOC and The Swatch Group Ltd. announced the signing today of a long term partnership in the areas of timing, scoring and venue results services for the Olympic Games. The Swatch Group Ltd. will be the Official Timekeeper and Results Service Partner for the XXII. Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, the Games of the XXXI. Olympiad in 2016, the XXIII. Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and the Games of the XXXII. Olympiad in 2020.

Swatch Group Tech-Airport wins the Nice Airport bid

(09/2009) Tech-Airport Holding SAS, a Swatch Group company specializing in retailing at airports, has won the bid to operate watch and jewelry outlets at the Nice Côte d'Azur airport. Tech-Airport already operates twenty-eight stores – nine at Roissy Charles de Gaulle (France); nine at Orly (France), five in Nice (France), one in Nantes (France) and another is scheduled to open in Vienna (Austria) in 2010.

Swatch Group Investigation against ETA

(09/2009) The Swiss Competition Commission COMCO informed today on their website that an investigation against ETA Manufacture Horlogère SA has been opened. It is not the first time that the COMCO investigates against a company of the Swatch Group. The Swatch Group is confident that the results of this investigation will again be positive for ETA.

Yvan Arpa Romain Jerome: parts with CEO

(07/2009) The owners of the limited liability company RJ Watches SA and its watch brand Romain Jerome have decided to part with the CEO, the head of administration, the sales director and two other staff members. Nonetheless, the change of management in no way jeopardises the ongoing success of the company, which continues to enjoy excellent sales, promising order volumes and an extremely strong brand image.

Craftsmanship live New BUBEN&ZÖRWEG Boutique in Beijing

(06/2009) China, the "Middle Kingdom" of old, is still at the centre of economic development in Asia and global markets in general. Following on from Shanghai, BUBEN&ZORWEG has now decided that Beijing should have its own boutique; it was opened at the beginning of June 2009 and will continue to follow the road to success in China.

Complete success for the Objects of Time from the House of BUBEN&ZORWEG

(04/2009) The managing directors at the House of BUBEN&ZORWEG had all reason to be pleased with the outcome of the BASELWORLD 09. "We banked on the fact that real values will stand their ground, particularly in times of economic difficulty," says Christian Zörweg in analysing the latest successes. "It is for this reason we took our improved Objects of Time' concept to Basel; it is a clear commitment to innovation, uncompromising perfection and bold design."

OMEGA in New York - New Boutique to open on Fifth Avenue

(04/2009) On April 4th, OMEGA comes to New York City. Its new flagship store at 711 Fifth will be the 51st OMEGA Boutique. The company’s entire product palette will be on offer. The flagship store is an important part of OMEGA’s retail strategy. In December of 2000, Nicolas Hayek, the Chairman of the Swatch Group, made a bold announcement at the grand opening of the first OMEGA Boutique in Zurich.

Former railroad control center Clattering Machines instead of Popping Corks at NOMOS

(04/2009) The heavy trucks that parked for days in front of the former train station in Glashütte were a small attraction for the area. The head office of NOMOS Glashütte is here, together with administration and production. However, the manufactory NOMOS doesn’t just own the station, it has also recently acquired the former railroad control center, including the arcade passages.

Watch-business in South Africa The Swatch Group Ltd.: Acquisition of Swiss Precision, Johannesburg

(04/2009) The Swatch Group Ltd. has signed an acquisition contract concerning Swiss Precision (Pty) Ltd., of Johannesburg, South Africa, which is responsible for the distribution of watches in that country. The Swatch Group already held 10% of the company’s share capital. The company was formed in 2003 together with the Moss Family for the purpose of distributing watches produced by the Swatch Group. The acquisition will be effective upon approval by the responsible South African authorities.

Unacceptable behaviour Watch author Gerd-Lothar Reschke blocked on Watch-Wiki

(01/2009) Trouble on the renowned watch internet site Watch-Wiki. One of the participants, the famous watch author Gerd-Lothar Reschke a.k.a „Gerd-Lothar“ was banned from Watch-Wiki in January 2009, due to gross violation of the internal rules. Apparently Gerd-Lothar Reschke tried to use the homepage, which is frequented strongly by watch lovers, for his own benefit.

New press officer at NOMOS: Ute Fischer-Graf

(01/2009) NOMOS Glashütte is constantly growing and with it, the amount of work. Therefore, the PR department needed to be strengthened. Ute Fischer-Graf – the new press officer at NOMOS – is a thoroughbred journalist. She was born in Dresden, has deep roots in her Saxon homeland and she most recently worked at ProSieben in Munich.

Luxury watch manufacturers Ebel and Zenith dismiss employees

(01/2009) The economic crisis has an ever increasing impact on the watch industry. On 27 January 2008, the watch manufacturers Ebel and Zenith from western Switzerland have announced the dismissal of a total of approximately 50 employees. Zenith and Ebel´s reduction of staff is likely to be only the beginning of a whole series of dismissals in the watch industry.

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