Lab-made diamonds, recycled plastic and 3D printing: this year's Geneva watch fair was teeming with timepieces crafted from new materials, aimed at seducing a new generation of luxury watch connoisseurs.
Luxury Swiss watchmakers, usually not fans of online retailing, are launching a new digital Watches & Wonders event on Wednesday to show off their latest products, hoping to revive sales hit by the coronavirus crisis.
A committee of MPs in Britain is recommending that a ban on sales of real fur should be considered after it was found that some real fur products have been labelled as fake fur and sold via a number of big names.
Effective 1 January 2017, an update to the “Swiss made” law stipulates that 60% of a Swiss watch must be of Swiss origin to claim Made in Switzerland status. One niche watch manufacture considers the new rule too weak.