Category: Piaget

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

The 5 Most Powerful People in the Swiss Watch Industry for 2013

Categories: Breguet, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, IWC, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

Who are the movers and shakers that drive the Swiss Watch industry forward? There are probably 20 contenders but here’s our picks for the five most powerful players right now. Each one will play a leading role in shaping the … Read More

Analyst: Fall of China Political Star Might Signal Trouble for Swiss Watches

Categories: IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Swiss Watch News, Vacheron Constantin

Some China watchers suspect that the highly publicized ouster of flashy politician Bo Xilai (above right) and the murder charge against his charismatic wife, Gu Kailai (above left), known for her taste for finer things could mean the appetite for luxury … Read More

China’s Challenges Pose Risks for Swiss Watchmakers

Categories: IWC, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin

Canada’s Globe and Mail recently speculated that the ravenous appetite for luxury goods like Swiss watches may be on the decline. China, the world’s third largest importer of Swiss watches, faces a crackdown on conspicuous consumption, corruption, as well as growing economic … Read More

Piaget Nabs Prestigious Swiss Watch Honor

Categories: IWC, Piaget, Swiss Watch News

The watch magazine Montres Passion has awarded its 2008 Watch of the Year to Piaget’s Altiplano, eccentric small seconds (pictured below). The prestigious honor was presented to Philippe Léopold-Metzger, Piaget’s CEO, at a recent ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. IWC’s Da … Read More

Sotheby’s Summer Watch Sale

Categories: Auctions, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rolex, Swiss Watch News

Sotheby’s of London is offering up important watches at a special July16th auction. The usual suspects, Rolex, Piaget, and Cartier, will be represented. Of note is the a platinum minute repeating perpetual calendar tourbillon Patek Philippe with retrograde date, phases … Read More

Richemont Reports Revenue Surge on Strong Swiss Watch Demand

Categories: IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Piaget, Swiss Watch News

Richemont, the world’s second-largest maker of luxury goods, recently reported strong year-over-year revenue growth of 17 percent thanks in part to strong interest in its Swiss watches from newly affluent Chinese and Russians. Richemont owns several important Swiss watchmakers, including … Read More

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