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    1. June 19, 2015

      Swiss watches: clocking it

      Swiss watchmakers have been going slow. Shares in Swatch and Richemont (home to luxury brands such as Longines and Cartier)...

    2. June 15, 2015

      Net-a-Porter notches up record sales

      Rising demand from high-spending customers for luxury handbags and designer shoes has helped propel earnings and sales to...

    Special Reports

    1. Business of Luxury 2012

      Tourist buyers: the Chinese pay less when they are away from home. This may lead Europ...
    2. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

      The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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    1. June 10, 2015

      Luxury goods face a global reckoning

      As if the luxury goods industry were not already in a fragile mood, Johann Rupert, chairman of Richemont, owner of Cartier...

    2. June 5, 2015

      Watchmakers face a bumpy ride after boom

      In the past six months, a cocktail of wavering Asian consumer enthusiasm, currency headwinds and geopolitical instability...

    3. May 20, 2015

      Burberry: trench time

      Burberry’s signature products — quintessentially British trenchcoats and cashmere scarves — are particularly apt at the...

    4. March 31, 2015

      Yoox and Net-A-Porter: clicking together

      Click, click click. The future of retail is online, with all its convenience and cheapness. But what if you are buying an...

    5. March 31, 2015

      Yoox bags Net-a-Porter in merger plan

      Yoox has confirmed an all-share merger with Net-a-Porter, the designer clothing website, which will create the world’s...

    6. March 30, 2015

      Yoox and Net-a-Porter confirm merger talks

      Online luxury retailers Yoox and Net-a-Porter are closing in on a deal to merge their operations, in the latest sign of...

    7. March 27, 2015

      Luxury goods: differentiation rules

      Hermès enjoins the world to see 2015 with the eye of the flâneur, a kind of carefree social observer. That could also sum up...

    8. March 19, 2015

      Baselworld: Exhibitor costs on hold as fragility causes jitters

      After a difficult 12 months when watch exports slowed and currency fluctuations caused turmoil, the Swiss watch industry...

    9. March 19, 2015

      Interview: Wilhelm Schmid, A Lange & Söhne

      In the depths of the financial crisis, Wilhelm Schmid was working for BMW, the German automaker, when a headhunter...

    10. March 19, 2015

      Baselworld 2015: Swiss watch brands make the best of it

      As the Swiss watch industry gathers on Thursday for the annual Baselworld trade fair, the biggest and most important of the...

    11. January 18, 2015

      Star timepieces of the 2015 SIHH show

      The 25th edition of Geneva’s lavish Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) begins on Monday. The show is a...

    12. January 18, 2015

      Strong franc brings new risk for Swiss watch exports

      Last year was difficult for Switzerland’s watchmakers. The lingering impact of China’s clampdown on corporate gift-giving,...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Interview: Stanislas de Quercize, Cartier chief executive

      Stanislas de Quercize is planning a busy start to 2015. “We are going to put on 110 new creations at SIHH,” says the chief...

    14. November 7, 2014

      Panerai brings manufacturing under one high-tech roof

      ‘There was a desk, a chair, and me,” says Angelo Bonati of his first days as chief executive of Officine Panerai. That was...

    15. November 7, 2014

      Richemont group plans to expand beyond China

      The Richemont group’s watch brands are continuing their Asia push with gusto – and, as the luxury market slows in China, the...

    16. November 7, 2014

      Perfect storm closes in on luxury goods sector

      When pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong in September, the luxury industry was challenged by...

    17. November 7, 2014

      The rulebreaker at IWC on the move to go global

      In an industry renowned for cautious, reserved executives, Georges Kern is an exception. The sharp-suited, silver-tongued...

    18. October 17, 2014

      ISPs told to block fake luxury goods sales

      Online sales of counterfeit jewellery, watches and other luxury goods over certain websites will be blocked by Britain’s...

    19. October 10, 2014

      Mounting global woes weigh on luxury industry

      Downturn for luxury goods Stellar growth appears to have gone out of fashion in the luxury goods industry. After several...

    20. September 30, 2014

      Watches & Wonders: brands return to demonstrate prowess

      Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), the fair held in Geneva every January, is among the most anticipated...

    21. September 19, 2014

      China luxury: diamonds in the rough

      Diamonds are forever, and the Chinese like to plan long term. This week, De Beers said 2013 was a record year for diamond...

    22. September 17, 2014

      Richemont suffers after Asian sales flatline

      Richemont has posted its slowest start to a year since the onset of the financial crisis in 2009, as the world’s largest...

    23. September 5, 2014

      Roger Dubuis reveals mighty ambitions

      Roger Dubuis is one of the smaller watch companies in the portfolio of Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group. But its...

    24. June 6, 2014

      Interview: Giampiero Bodino

      Behind an iron gate in Milan, almost hidden by tumbling foliage, is the home of the latest addition to the family of brands...

    25. May 16, 2014

      Richemont: luxury of time

      It’s all about comfort not speed at Richemont, the luxury watches to handbags conglomerate. As sales growth has slowed,...

    26. May 15, 2014

      Richemont sees upturn in Chinese luxury market

      Sales growth at Richemont slowed over the past 12 months as China’s authorities continued their crackdown on gifting – but...

    27. March 26, 2014

      Brand development: Founded 1860 – just in time for the 21st century

      Many established watch brands are extremely wary in the current market. Which makes Officine Panerai’s optimism about its...

    28. March 26, 2014

      Budgets are blown as luxury exhibitors beat a path to Baselworld

      The world’s largest and most costly watch and jewellery fair begins in Basel, Switzerland’s third city, on Thursday and is...

    29. March 26, 2014

      Time is a vital ingredient for New York super-chef and watch lover

      Eric Ripert’s love for beautiful, finely crafted timepieces was sparked by a Cartier Santos watch, a gift from his mother,...

    30. January 19, 2014

      Salerooms predict a vintage year for watches

      The main watch auctions staged during the past two months of 2013 reflected a collecting market in rude health. The three...

    31. January 19, 2014

      Piaget concentrates on precious jewellery market

      After a decade and a half at the helm of Piaget, Philippe Léopold-Metzger is preparing to ramp up the Swiss watchmaker’s...

    32. January 19, 2014

      IWC backs Charles Darwin Foundation’s Galápagos conservation work

      The business of expensive watches is largely about brands making handsome profits by selling well-heeled customers things...

    33. Material World

      December 16, 2013

      The next big luxury M&A targets in 2014

      Getty Images Whoopee: the very fun holiday game of “Who’s Going to Buy Who Next Year?” has officially begun with a launch...

    34. Material World

      November 20, 2013

      Why Loro Piana could be a game changer for the luxury industry

      Could Loro Piana, the Italian cashmere casual wear brand beloved by wealthy Russians, point a way forward for a renewal of...

    35. November 8, 2013

      Luxury brands follow wealthy customers

      Call it the year of transition. A slowing in the Chinese luxury goods market, returning confidence among US buyers, the...

    36. Material World

      November 8, 2013

      Richemont's fashion problem

      Getty Images The analysts are not happy. As Richemont reported earnings Chairman Yves-André Istel’s said: “No disposals are...

    37. November 8, 2013

      Richemont denial aims to quash speculation over brand sales

      Richemont’s fashion statement Richemont said it was not planning any disposals “for the foreseeable future”, in an attempt...

    38. Material World

      October 17, 2013

      No smoke without fire? Rumours of Richemont's plan to offload 'soft luxury' assets gain steam

      Speculation that Richemont is looking to offload its poor performing ‘soft luxury’ portfolio assets continues to grow apace,...

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