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June 2017 Esslinger Newsletter
Swiss Watch Sales NOT Caused By Smartwatch Fad
The Swiss Watchmaking industry no longer worries about Smartwatches eating away their sales. Many leaders including Jean-Claude...
Gray Market Has Become A Necessary Evil For Luxury Watchmakers
Gray markets, which were once loathed by the Swiss watchmakers is now quietly being used to counter dampened sales and to reduce...
Tag Heuer Announces New Generation Of Smartwatch
Tag Heuer announced its new generation smartwatch, the new Connected Modular 45 timepiece, co-developed with Google and Intel. The watch...
Womens Luxury Market Showing Growth in Horology Fashion
Women in the Middle East have been increasingly getting fond of luxury timepieces. This particular sector grew at 9 percent year on year in...
Luxury Watchmakers Utilize Technology To Compete With Apple
Luxury watchmakers are finally addressing the competition from Apple Watch by partnering with google to use Google’s Android Wear. Just...
April 2017 Esslinger Newsletter
Swatch develops Operating System to Compete with Apple and Google
Swatch Group is developing its own Operating System to power its smartwatches in the future. Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch said this in an...
March 2017 Esslinger Newsletter
February 2017 Esslinger Newsletter
Rolex is suddenly battling one of the biggest threats in history
Andrea Squatrito, the founder of RE Analytics, has published his view along with his report which indicates the Swiss Watchmakers...
Swiss watchmakers try out 3D printing that could cut costs, and allow making of bespoke watches
Watchmakers have so far used 3D printing only to prototype parts, and their customers may baulk at loss of handmade tradition....
Diamonds Convert Nuclear Waste Into Clean Batteries
Well, who knew that it was possible to make diamond batteries out of nuclear waste? Although, they will be small and generate very...
Tighter rules for ‘Made in Switzerland’ label by 2017
Swissness Legislation, which was passed by the parliament of Switzerland in 2013 will come into effect after all from January...
Swiss manufacturers are increasingly reimporting their own watches
Swiss manufacturers are increasingly re-importing their own watches. Weak global growth, Asian slowdown and slump in tourism in Europe has...
December 2016 Esslinger Newsletter