Watches & Jewellery

We discuss what the watch industry must do to sustain recovery from the previous years’ sluggish sales. Plus: SIHH’s top launches, Meghan Markle’s choice earrings, and the business smarts of social media stars

Brands at the Geneva trade fair must respond to long-term threats

At SIHH the brand will unveil the thinnest mechanical wrist watch ever created

Geneva’s fair stresses its superior luxury, but it lacks its Basel rival’s scale

Plus watches from A Lange and Söhne, Richard Mille, Van Cleef & Arpels and more

The conglomerate wants its brands to share skills and components

Jean-Christophe Bédos, chief executive of the Canadian brand, is seizing the moment

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