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Swatch Sees Improved Sales in H1, Expects to Surpass 2019 Levels in H2

Swatch said sales from its own retail stores outpaced the group average over the first half of the year.

clock July 12, 2021Mimosa Spencer

The Swatch store in Times Square


Swatch Group, Swiss Watch Exports Signal Improving Business in U.S.

Swatch group executives said business has bounced back quickly when markets reopen.

clock March 18, 2021Mimosa Spencer

The Swatch store in Times Square.


Swatch Group Posts Loss but Expects Improvement

Swatch Group, which owns Omega and Longines, posted an annual loss but expects business to improve this year.

clock January 28, 2021Mimosa Spencer

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Human Resources

Louis Vuitton Names New Retail Boss After Tiffany Shakeup

David Ponzo has succeeded Tiffany-bound Anthony Ledru.

clock January 14, 2021Joelle Diderich

The Swatch store in Times Square


Swiss Watch Exports Drop 35% in June Despite China Bump

The monthly statistics show signs of a recovery, noted Bernstein analysts.

clock July 21, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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A Most Violent Half: China Is Back, But Luxury’s Outlook Remains Grim

The double-digit sales declines reported this week were shocking, and unlike anything the industry has ever witnessed. Although COVID-19 is abating, and trends are improving, true recovery won’t come until people can travel internationally once again.


clock July 17, 2020Samantha Conti

A view of a Swatch store in New York


Swatch Cuts Staff, Stores as H1 Earnings Drop

With new product launch activities resuming in the second half, group expects positive operating result for the year.

clock July 14, 2020Mimosa Spencer

A view of a Swatch store in New York

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Swatch Group Reshuffles Top Management, Promotes Internally

The Swiss watchmaker named new bosses for Longines, Rado, Union, Tissot, Certina and Hamilton.

clock June 19, 2020Mimosa Spencer

A view of a Swatch store in New York


Swatch Group Plans Dividend Cut as Coronavirus Bites

The world’s biggest watchmaker will ask shareholders to approve a 30 percent cut in its planned dividend.

clock April 17, 2020Joelle Diderich

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Geneva Watch Days Event Moved to August

Labels taking part in the Aug. 26 to 29 event include Bulgari, Breitling, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux.

clock March 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Tissot Smart-Touch


Swatch Lowers Production, Sees Slow Return of Chinese Consumption

The group expects consumption to normalize in China in around a month.

clock March 19, 2020Mimosa Spencer

The Swatch store in Times Square


Swatch Group Cancels Swiss Watch Event Due to Coronavirus

The world’s biggest watchmaker plans to show its high-end labels at regional events at a later time.

clock February 4, 2020Mimosa Spencer

A view of a Swatch store in New York


Swatch Group Sales, Profits Hit by Hong Kong Protests

Net profits fell 13.7 percent in 2019, but the company expects healthy growth in 2020 in all markets, except Hong Kong.

clock January 30, 2020Joelle Diderich



CEO Talks: Marcolin’s Massimo Renon on Brand Diversification, Industry’s Changing Scenario

A licensing agreement with BMW Group is the latest addition to the Italian eyewear company’s portfolio.

clock November 13, 2019Luisa Zargani

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Swatch Group to Let Calvin Klein Licensing Deal Expire

The Swiss watchmaker cited “recent turbulence” in the management of the brand.

clock October 22, 2019Joelle Diderich

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