By  on April 18, 2019

PARIS — Swiss watch exports rose 4.4 percent in March, building momentum with brisk business in China and Japan, and an added boost from ongoing stockpiling in the U.K. ahead of Brexit.

Figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry Thursday showed exports totaled 1.74 billion Swiss francs, or $1.72 billion, for the month, with higher-priced timepieces offsetting the decline in exports of cheaper watches, which are suffering from competition from the Apple watch.

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