The Swatch Group sees net profits drop 21%Subscription
Watch giant Swatch Group has posted a 21% drop in its annual net profit for the 2015 full year.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Swiss watch brand Swatch announced its limited edition 2014 Seasons Special watch titled Holiday Twist.
Swatch launches two new summer collectionsSubscription
Islands Galore and Dream Urban are the new collections Swatch has launched this May
Already a supporter of ITS in 2013, the Swiss watchmaker has ramped up its commitment and invented a new contest category: ITS Artwork
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
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.
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 opens in Gatwick airportSubscription
The store is run by Tech-Airport, which is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group.
The Swatch Group brand has released two models in rose and yellow gold coloured Ceramos
Swatch collaborates with Fred ButlerSubscription
Swatch has collaborated with accessories designer Fred Butler.
Swatch launches Classic Irony collectionSubscription
The collection features three different designs, which are available in rose and yellow gold PVD.
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.
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 opens fashion watch boutiqueSubscription
Steffan’s the Jewellers opened its Steffan’s Watchworks boutique in Northampton last week.
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.
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”.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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, 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.
Watch brand Omega has announced the appointment of golfing star Greg Norman as a celebrity ambassador.
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 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.
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.
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
Swatch launches Swatch TouchSubscription
Swatch launches its toy-inspired gents' watches Subscription
Swatch Lifestyle and Irony Big collection 2011Subscription