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.
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.