Several firms from La Chaux-de-Fonds specialising in watchmaking equipment or subcontracting presented their skills and products to the public last March during the Technical Watchmaker Show. This open-day event concept was unanimously appreciated by over a thousand visitors from around the world.
Sylvie Ritter, Managing Director of Baselworld, is stepping down from her position at the World Watch and Jewellery Show. After 26 years spent with the MCH Group – of which 15 at the head of Baselworld – she wishes to devote herself to other goals and take on new challenges.
“I feel a sense of pride, as Chair of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group, in being able to report on a successful year in 2017, and to look forward to an even more promising 2018!”. Nayla Hayek wore a beaming smile at the General Meeting of the watch industry’s world number one conglomerate, held in Grenchen on May 24th.
At the SIAMS inauguration, the organisers had announced with great regret that Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was unable to participate due to illness. Just before the official part of the ceremony, a meeting with industrialists from the Jura Arc region had been scheduled to enable a free-spirited exchange within a pleasant atmosphere, and this had also been cancelled.
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.