(04/2014) In summer 2014, when football’s 20th World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the eyes of the world will be on one thing: the beautiful game. And the whole of Switzerland will be waiting with bated breath to see how the national team performs this time round.
Showing Swissness is at the heart of Tissot's identity Tissot presents new advertising campaign
(04/2014) In an exciting new global campaign, Tissot is getting back to basic and keeping its message clear and simple. Its Swiss heritage is emphasised in the Tissot logo that includes the "+" sign. It is not only the same as in the Swiss flag, symbolising quality, tradition and reliability but also represents the qualities you will find in Tissot watches, thanks to the brand’s 160 years of expertise.
Strong relationship ARMIN STROM and Marussia F1 Team
(03/2014) Watch manufacturer, ARMIN STROM, is pleased to announce the continuation of its collaboration with the Marussia F1 Team. ARMIN STROM will be acting as the official timing partner for the Anglo-Russian Formula 1 Team for a fourth consecutive season.
Specialist in the Time and Frequency field ADVA Optical Networking acquires Oscilloquartz
(03/2014) The Swatch Group Ltd and ADVA Optical Networking SE today announced that ADVA Optical Networking SE has acquired all shares of Oscilloquartz Ltd., based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in early April 2014. Further terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
First ground broken at the new Hublot manufacture! Hublot invests 20 million CHF and creates 100 new posts
(03/2014) To meet its need for growth and continue the verticalisation of its production, Hublot is today starting the construction of a second large building which will more than double the surface area of its manufacture in Nyon. The first sod was turned today by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and President of the LVMH Group's Watch Division, and Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
Handmade in Switzerland Hublot is launching its sunglasses
(02/2014) Following on from the All Black skis developed with Zai, the carbon racing bike developed with BMC, the sledge made from wood, carbon and leather developed with ECAL, the soundboard developed with JMC Lutherie and the High Fidelity headphones developed with Monster, Hublot is now launching its sunglasses designed and developed in the same spirit: collaborate with the best to create a product which is different, unique and pioneering.
New model dedicated to Pelé Hublot opens its first boutique in Latin America
(02/2014) At 5th February 2014, the "Cidade Maravilhosa" – or marvellous city – of Rio de Janeiro was selected by Hublot for its first Latin American address. A natural choice, considering that the Brazilian FIFA World Cup will use Hublot as its official timekeeper.
A major step forward JEANRICHARD kicks-off partnership with Arsenal FC
(01/2014) The Swiss watchmaker JEANRICHARD becomes Global Partner as well as “Official Watch” of the emblematic London football club Arsenal FC of the English Premier League. This long-term partnership marks a major step forward for the newest oldest Swiss watch brand that is now going to play in the “Premier League” and for Arsenal that has a very strong global following.
The world’s leading performance monohull circuit Zenith is official timekeeper of the 52 Super Series
(01/2014) The 52 Super Series, the world’s leading performance monohull circuit, has appointed Swiss premium watch brand Zenith as official timekeeper following a new agreement in preparation for the first regatta of the 2014 season, Quantum Key West which started on Monday January 20th. The partnership is initially set to span three years.
Wirtschaftswoche Luxury Ranking A. Lange & Söhne remains Germany's leading luxury brand
(01/2014) The acclaimed watch brand from Saxony retains its standing as Germany’s leading luxury brand: For the fourth time in a row – after 2007, 2009, and 2011 –, A. Lange & Söhne tops the list of the “Wirtschaftswoche Luxury Ranking”. The roster of Germany’s 30 most eminent luxury brands is published by the business magazine every two years.
A new record of CHF 8 817 million Swatch Group sales grow 8.3 percent
(01/2014) With its 20 brands, the worldwide leader in the watch sector grew by a further 8.3%, generating record sales of CHF 8 817 million in 2013, despite the extremely adverse currency situation. The major growth factors were the strong brands and the extensive distribution and retail network.
A fire broke out in the galvanic department Fire at ETA in Grenchen put out
(01/2014) At Sunday the 29th of december 2013 at around 8:45 A.M. a fire broke out in the galvanic department of the main building of ETA Manufacture Horlogère in Grenchen. While the workshop has been entirely destroyed, nobody was harmed.
Oris is the Official Watch Partner Oris teams up with Audi Sport
(12/2013) Swiss watch manufacturer Oris is enlarging its presence in motorsports with a new global partnership with Audi Sport. Proud to be embarking on a three-year term, this new partnership secures Oris as the Official Watch Partner of this world-renowned premium car manufacturer's WEC and DTM teams.
Regrouping Of Watchmaking Activities Victorinox Swiss Army and Wenger
(10/2013) The Victorinox group has announced the regrouping of its watchmaking activities with Wenger, effective from 1st October this year, as well as the appointment of Alexandre Bennouna, aged 47, to the post of CEO of Wenger and Victorinox Swiss Army. The aim of this merger is to optimise the strategy of the two brands on markets, and to go further in meeting customer expectations.