In the 6/2019 edition of 11.04.2019:
Swiss watch exports in February
After a small rise in January, export growth in the watch industry gained momentum in February, despite a base effect that remained very unfavourable. The industry exported goods worth the equivalent of CHF 1.8 billion francs, up 3.4% on February 2018.
Swatch Group: 2018 results and new Cité du Temps
Swatch Group convened a press conference in the new Cité du Temps in Biel/Biel to comment on its annual results. This new mosaic, glass and Swiss spruce wood venue almost stole the show from the 2018 figures, which nonetheless made for pleasant reading.
Baselworld: a transitional edition
On March 26th, Baselworld drew to a close after what its new CEO Michel Loris-Melikoff referred to as a transitional edition. The 500 or so exhibitors present attracted 81,200 visitors, a 22% decrease in attendance compared to 2018.