GENEVA — After record sales and earnings last year, Switzerland’s leading watchmakers are entering 2013 with broad optimism — while acknowledging economic wobbles in China could yet spoil their party.
Gathered for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie — one of the watch industry’s two annual showcases — 16 top brands toasted a bumper 2012 thanks to booming sales in Asia, a strongly reviving U.S. and signs of recovery in even troubled Europe.
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