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Swiss Wristwatch Exports Suck – Coronavirus Watch 38

The U.K. is back in full lockdown. All non-essential businesses are shuttered. While we can take comfort in the fact that the new strain...

Watch Industry Consolidation – Coronavirus Watch 37

As the watch world continues to grind through Coronageddon, we are starting to see the outline of what the post-pandemic new normal might be....

LVMH Bails, Kering Cuts – Coronavirus Watch 36

"They hoard their most desirable watches for their own boutiques, force less popular pieces on their partners and price them in such a way...

China Syndrome – Coronavirus Watch 35

For the last 15 years the answer to any question about the luxury goods business has been China. China will supercharge sales. China will...

Swiss Watch Exports Sink 17% – Coronavirus Watch 34

"In spite of certain key markets increasing or remaining stable, Swiss watch exports overall continued to fall significantly in July," The Federation of the...

Audemars Piguet to Retailers: FOAD – Coronavirus Watch 33

“We are going to dematerialisation of retail," Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias pronounces in an interview with WatchBox. "I don’t need four walls...

Revenge Saving: Coronavirus Watch 32

Coronageddon whacked the watch industry but good. The economic downturn's ongoing effects are dire, especially at the luxury end of the market. The Richemont...

Swiss Watch Consolidation – Coronavirus Watch 31

The Truth About Watches has been accused of harboring a doom-and-gloom view of the Swiss watch industry. That's understandable. Who else has been running...

RJ Watches’ Bankruptcy: Coronavirus Watch 30

Our man Adams is writing his take on Swiss watchmakers going belly-up - a group whose names have been conspicuously absent from WatchPro.com's coverage....

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