The Smart Watch Crisis continues apace, as the Apple Watch dominates the entire Swiss watch industry. In terms of units sold, the gap between Chinese-made Apple Watches and Swiss-made Swiss watches (some with Chinese parts) is becoming a chasm. The Swatch Group may not be on death watch, but the writing’s on the wall. And the ‘net. According to industry analyst Steven Waltzer . . .
In 1983, SWATCH introduced the Jellyfish (below). Designed by Marlyse Schmid, it was the first transparent watch and SWATCH’s first limited edition timepiece (200 pieces). The Big Bold Jellyfish marks the return of the historic design. No doubt the superb demonstration of the watchmaker’s increased technological prowess will be a big hit. But is the Big Bold Jellyfish swimming agains the tide?