Each year, the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT – the high-precision trade show for companies and professions specialising in watchmaking and jewellery, microtechnologies and medical technologies of which this year’s edition closed on June 21st – turns the spotlight on major innovations in both Swiss and foreign industry. Nominated for the Exhibitors’ Grand Prix alongside five other candidates, Axxios Technology presented its AXS Sensor System.
Kering has appointed Patrick Pruniaux, current Chief Executive Officer of Ulysse Nardin, as the new CEO of Girard-Perregaux. He immediately took on the management of the Group’s Swiss luxury watchmaking Maisons, within the Watches & Jewelry Activities. Patrick Pruniaux will report, as previously, to Albert Bensoussan, Chief Executive Officer of Kering’s Watches & Jewelry Activities.
The tenth Tortour multi-day nonstop ultracycling event was held in mid-August. Representing the Laureus Foundation Switzerland, seven teams from IWC Schaffhausen were among the competitors. Through a crowdfunding campaign, participants have so far raised a total of 60,000 Swiss francs for a social sports project run by the foundation.
Ulysse Nardin is proud to announce new partnerships with world class navigator and sailing journalist Sebastien Destremau and with Mathieu Crépel, the French snowboarding record-breaker converted into a real “waterman” embracing the ocean and the mountain through the water cycle and the seasons.
For its 150th anniversary, the Schaffhausen-based brand treated itself to a 13,500 sqm building, involving a 42 million of francs investment, the highest expenditure of the past ten years. Around 240 jobs have been transferred or created there.
Partner of the prestigious mountain race that took place on August 12th, the Manufacture honoured three competitors of this sporting event, staged in the majestic Valais Alps and set over a 31 km course, including 2,200m of climb and 1,100m of downhill.
Swiss watches enjoy an unrivalled worldwide reputation.
The Swiss watch industry has decided to strengthen the criteria of the Swiss made label.
Buying or selling counterfeit products undermines know-how, finances organised crime, and threatens jobs and innovation.