On 6 November this year, Richemont published results for the first half-year of its 2015-2016 activities ending on 30 September. Over this six month period, turnover amounted to 5.8 billion euros, an increase of 15% at actual exchange rates (3% at constant exchange rates).
A company specialising in the design and manufacture of buckles and clasps for the watch industry, Boucledor celebrated its 50th anniversary this November. Since 1965, the firm based in Meyrin has developed, produced and marketed buckles and clasps for leading watch manufacturers.
At its thirteenth economic event, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG), the Department of Security and the Economy (DSE) and the Office for the Promotion of Industry and Technology (OPI) presented the 2015 Innovation Award to Qualimatest, an expert in automated quality control solutions and a member of the QMT group.
On 15 October, Patek Philippe laid the first stone of a new building at its Plan-les-Ouates site. Before an audience of around 200 guests, Philippe Stern, Honorary President, and Thierry Stern, President, had the pleasure of symbolically raising shovels of earth, flanked by Xavier Magnin, Mayor of the commune of Plan-les-Ouates and Antonio Hodgers, Geneva State Councillor.
This year, the «IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award» celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The distinction rewards family businesses that successfully combine their own interests with those of the firm, while at the same time demonstrating awareness of their responsibilities to the community.
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.