Swiss watch exports remained at a high level during the first half of 2015, in a difficult economic context. Their total value was 10.6 billion francs. The result is comparable to that achieved in 2014 and corresponds to a variation of +0.4%.
The first round of the International Chronometry Contest is over and the 28 nominees of the 2015 edition are known. Timepieces submitted by firms that passed the first hurdle received a nominee’s certificate on 26 June this year at Le Locle Watch Museum - Château des Monts.
On 28 May this year, the Jura firm inaugurated the extension of its new 1,550 square metre premises dedicated entirely to watchmaking. The investment totalled 4 million francs for the new building, with a further 3 million set aside for new machines over a period of four years.
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.