The impact of Smartwatches on the Swiss watch industry

What are some of the business threats facing the Swiss watch industry? According to the Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry 2015 report titled Uncertain times, the top risk factors will be: i. the strength of the Swiss franc; ii. weaker foreign demand; iii. weaker domestic demand; iv. the shortage of qualified labour; and v. smartwatches. The annual report, the fourth Deloitte … More

Hermès Sèvres Boutique: What’s in store?

From the outside, it looks like another typical store. However, one must not forget that this is an Hermès store. Located on the Left Bank, this is the brand’s third in Paris. Opened in 2010, the store is located at 17 rue de Sèvres in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in Paris. Venture in and you’d be awed by the luxurious space, … More

Slim d’Hermès Pocket Panthère: Eye-catching

When we first caught sight of the Slim d’Hermès Pocket Panthère at the 2016 BaselWorld watch fair held in March, it was difficult to contain the extreme delight of viewing such a beautiful work of art that also told time. Wait a moment, shouldn’t a panther be black? Panther is another name for the leopard and many will immediately have … More

Hermès Arceau Pocket Chevaux Sauvages: Crystal clear cuts

The cover of the Hermès Arceau pocket watch with two wild horses (chevaux sauvages) is exquisite and a deeper appreciation level can be attained once one understands the intense work behind its creation. The inspiration for the two wild horses on the cover comes from two glasses made at the beginning of the 19th century by Cristalleries Royales de Saint-Louis. … More