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Bicester Village

Swatch opens outlet pop-up at Bicester VillageSubscription

Watch brand Swatch has opened its first outlet pop-up at discount shopping centre Bicester Village in Oxfordshire.

Tissot NBA

Tissot becomes first official time partner of the NBASubscription

Swiss watch brand Tissot has been revealed as the first-ever official time keeping partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States.

Swatch Edinburgh Store

Swatch re-opens re-fitted Edinburgh storeSubscription

Watch brand Swatch has re-opened its Princes Street store in Edinburgh following an extensive re-fit and refurbishment programme.

Swatch at Westfield London

Swatch relocates Westfield London POSSubscription

Swiss watch brand Swatch relocated its Westfield London point of sale (POS) from the ground floor to a unique kiosk design and installation on the shopping centre’s first floor on June 3.

A selection of Dunkel's Swatch superlot collection sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong

Swatch watch collection sells for over £4millionSubscription

A superlot Swatch collection comprising more than 5,800 Swatch watches and art collected over 25 years from 1983 to 2007 was sold for HK$46.7 million (£4,052,684.94) to a European Institution at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 7.

Swatch Watches SS15

Swatch opens new Nottingham storeSubscription

Watch brand Swatch has added to its retail portfolio with the opening of a new store in Nottingham on Friday (April 3).

Swatch Group logo

Swatch Group set to increase pricesSubscription

Swiss watch giant Swatch Group is set to increase the prices of its watches by between 5% and 10% as a result of the Swiss National Bank’s recent decision to abandon the Swiss Franc-Euro cap.

Special edition goat watch and packaging from Swatch as a celebration of Chinese New Year

Swatch announces Chinese New Year special Goat watchSubscription

Swatch revealed it would launch a special edition watch, named “The Goat’s Keeper”, on January 9 as a celebration of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat.

Limited edition Christmas Swatch watch

Swatch announces the launch of its limited edition Christmas watch Subscription

Swiss watch brand Swatch announced its limited edition 2014 Seasons Special watch titled Holiday Twist.

Swatch Islands Galore

Swatch launches two new summer collectionsSubscription

Islands Galore and Dream Urban are the new collections Swatch has launched this May


Swatch partners with International Talent SupportSubscription

Already a supporter of ITS in 2013, the Swiss watchmaker has ramped up its commitment and invented a new contest category: ITS Artwork

Swatch, Mother's Day special

Swatch creates watch for Mother's DaySubscription

Inspired by spring, Swatch has created the Blossoming Love watch. The Mother’s Day Special is decorated with flowers and comes in plant pot packaging

Jose Carlos Casado's Off design

Swatch launches two Art Special watch at this year's La Biennale di VeneziaSubscription

The Swiss watch brand has been a partner of the contemporary art fair for the past 30 years


Swatch pop-up store on Oxford StreetSubscription

Swatch opened a pop-up project store on Oxford Street in London, on January 26.

Harry Winston Ultimate Adornments

The Swatch Group acquires Harry Winston watch and jewellery divisionSubscription

The Swatch Group has acquired diamond jewellery and watch brand Harry Winston.


Swatch Group reports 14% sales growth in 2012Subscription

The Swatch Group has reported a 14% increase in sales last year, with a strong global performance.

Hour Passion

Hour Passion opens in Gatwick airportSubscription

The store is run by Tech-Airport, which is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group.

Rado Hyperchrome

Rado launches two additions to its Hyperchrome collectionSubscription

The Swatch Group brand has released two models in rose and yellow gold coloured Ceramos

Fred Butler for Swatch

Swatch collaborates with Fred ButlerSubscription

Swatch has collaborated with accessories designer Fred Butler.

Charcoal Medal Rose

Swatch launches Classic Irony collectionSubscription

The collection features three different designs, which are available in rose and yellow gold PVD.

The Emmanuelle Antille watches

Tattoo focus for Swatch & Art latestSubscription

The latest Swatch & Art designs have been created in collaboration with French tattoo artist Tin Tin and Swiss visual artist Emmanuelle Antille, who was inspired by tattoos.


Swatch Group half-year report shows double-digit growth in both sales and profitSubscription

Sales in the watch and jewellery segment for the Swiss behemoth grew by 16.7% to CHF3,400m (£2,207m), while its gross sales were up 14.4% to CHF3,847m (£2,498m). The operating profit also increased by 19.4% to CHF903m (£586m).

Steffan's Watchworks boutique opened in Northampton last week

Steffan's opens fashion watch boutiqueSubscription

Steffan’s the Jewellers opened its Steffan’s Watchworks boutique in Northampton last week.

Tiffany Atlas Cocktail Watch

Tiffany & Co launches Swatch counter claimSubscription

Tiffany & Co has issued a counter claim against Swatch Group for CHF541.9m (£374.4m).


Swatch launches Lacquered collection for menSubscription

The Swiss watch brand’s latest range features 10 designs with deconstructed dials.


Swatch Group reports record December despite currency battles Subscription

The Swatch Group has reported that December 2011 was its strongest month in turnover in the history of the Group, despite the “catastrophic currency situation”.


Swatch awaits decision on limiting component supplySubscription

Group hopes to stop the clock on huge distribution of movements and mechanisms to watch industry


Tissot to open Brent Cross kioskSubscription

Tissot will open its first boutique kiosk at Brent Cross, this week.

Pop star Sophie Ellis Bextor poses next to the Ladymatic collection

Sophie Ellis-Bextor makes a splash at Omega pool partySubscription

Pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor turned out at watch brand Omega’s 1950s themed pool party last week, which was held to celebrate the launch of its Ladymatic collection.

Swiss watch giant Swatch Group has stepped up its campaign to stop having to provide its watch components for use by rival watch companies by drafting in the services of the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO)

Swatch steps up campaign to stop rivals using its components Subscription

Swiss watch giant Swatch Group has stepped up its campaign to stop having to provide its watch components for use by rival watch companies by drafting in the services of the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO).

Watch brand Swatch opened a shop in Southampton's WestQuay shopping centre on May 6, taking its tally of UK stores to 16

Swatch opens Southampton storeSubscription

Watch brand Swatch opened a shop in Southampton’s WestQuay shopping centre on May 6, taking its tally of UK stores to 16.

Swatch Group's airport retail division Tech-Airport has opened an Hour Passion boutique at the Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy

Swatch Group increases airport presence with Italian openingSubscription

Watch producer Swatch Group’s airport retail business Tech-Airport is pursuing its policy for expansion and has opened a new Hour Passion Boutique in the Marco Olo Airport in Venice, Italy.

Calvin Klein's Arlette-Elsa Emch and Tom Murry with model Lara Stone (centre)

Lara Stone helps celebrate Calvin Klein launches in BaselSubscription

Lara Stone, supermodel and the face of Calvin Klein, made a personal appearance and hosted a lunch at Baselworld this year to mark the launch of the brand’s new watch and jewellery lines at the show.

Swatch has come to an agreement with Liquidmetal

The Swatch Group signs contract with LiquidmetalSubscription

The Swatch Group has signed an exclusive licensing agreement allowing it to use Liquidmetal alloy technology worldwide.

Tech-Airport has won best new store at DFNI awards

Tech-Airport wins best new store at DFNI awardsSubscription

Tech-Airport’s Hour Passion boutique in Geneva International Airport has been awarded the Best New Product Award 2010 from travel retail news provider, Duty Free News International.

Swatch Group achieved record sales in 2010

Swatch Group optimistic for 2011 after record salesSubscription

Watch producer Swatch Group has adopted a positive outlook for 2011, after achieving record sales of CHF 6.4bn (£4.1bn) for the first time in 2010.

Tech-Airport, the airport retail sector of Swatch Group, has opened in new stores in German and Irish airports

Swatch Group opens in new airportsSubscription

Tech-Airport, the airport retail sector of Swatch Group, is expanding into the German and Irish markets by opening a series of retail locations.

Swatch Group has reacted to reports on Swiss television highlighting the cruel practices used in the procurement of exotic leathers in the Far East

Swatch Group reacts to leather industry exposéSubscription

Swatch Group has reacted to reports on Swiss television that highlighted the cruel practices used in the procurement of exotic leathers in the Far East. The watch group said materials from suppliers operating in this way have “no place” in the company’s product offering.

Tech-Airport opens first airport boutique in GermanySubscription

Tech-Airport, a division of the Swatch group, opened a new Hour Passion watch and jewellery retail outlet in the International Terminal at Dusseldorf Airport (Pier C) on October 1.

Omega has unveiled golfing legend Greg Norman as its new ambassador

Omega announces golfing legend Greg Norman as ambassadorSubscription

Watch brand Omega has announced the appointment of golfing star Greg Norman as a celebrity ambassador.

Swatch sales soared in the first six months of 2010

Swatch Group eyes growth as like-for-like sales surgeSubscription

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has set its sights on continued expansion for the second half of 2010, after achieving record sales in the first half.


Swatch Group acquires TanzarellaSubscription

Swatch Group has signed a deal with Tanzarella to take over its watch movement activities from July 12.

Swatch Group chairwoman of the board of directors Nayla Hayek

Swatch Group appoints Nayla Hayek as chairwoman of the board of directorsSubscription

Swatch Group has announced that is has appointed Nayla Hayek to the role of chairwoman of the board of directors.

Swatch chairman Hayek passes away at workSubscription

Chairman and delegate of the board of directors of The Swatch Group Ltd Nicolas G Hayek has sadly passed away.

Swatch Group reports growth in early 2010Subscription

Swatch Group reported strong growth in the first four months 2010, but declined to reveal exact figures.

Ice Watch

Trend watch: Affordable fashionSubscription

In a sign of these tough economic times, fashion-savvy shoppers are snapping up affordable timepieces. James Knowles finds out how you could boost your profits by targeting this market.

Longines has embraced a multicultural approach to its ad campaigns

Global markets: Brave new worldSubscription

Jewellery and watch brands are increasingly looking beyond their native countries when it comes to expansion. We pin down the markets that are driving growth in this sector

A Lange & Sohne workings

Selling strategies: Ticking boxesSubscription

Appeal to a watch collector and you could have a client for life. Laura McCreddie finds out how

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