Cristina d’Agostino is a journalist specialized in the luxury industry. For seven years starting in 2012 she oversaw the special edition Luxury Tribune, published by the Swiss business magazine Bilan. From 1994 to 2008 she held key communication and marketing posts at a number of leading watch brands.
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In an exclusive interview, François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet, explains how the pandemic has pushed him to radically change his relationship to clients, as well as towards his colleagues.
The last quarter of 2020 will be the watchmaking brands’ main challenge, as they try to get back on track. Without any mid-term visibility, some signals will help foresee growth potential for 2021. In our radar: Hainan, latest Chinese duty-free mecca, and an under-estimated power of the brand community.
Each era has its style, each generation has its modernity. For a hundred years, great artistic movements have generated works that have marked their time. Watchmaking is no exception. Our summer series “A Time, a Watch” begins with the Art Deco movement.
Appointed head of Montblanc’s watch division in January 2021, Laurent Lecamp is aiming at six to eight months in order to infuse a new direction to the watch brand Montblanc
For more than a year, it has been nothing but a string of digital crushes. Pink diamonds, collectors’ watches, handbags, vintage wines are fought over during digital auctions. Aline Sylla-Walbaum, luxury general manager at Christie’s, details the digital ambitions of the house.
During his stay in Switzerland, the actor tells how his approach to the artistic world and his few Swiss qualities enabled him to grow and last in Hollywood, where he settled ten years ago.
Never in the history of the jewelry house were this many extraordinary precious stones assembled in only one collection, unique in volumes and carats. Let’s decipher the ambitions of the roman jeweler in the post-covid era. Watch the show replay.
Like most industries, Swiss watchmaking took some heavy hits from the pandemic, but the sector was already in the midst of a profound transformation. And according to Deloitte’s 2020 Industry Study, it looks set to come through it stronger.
This spring, luxury brands have accelerated their move on e-commerce platforms. In an exclusive interview, Violaine Gressier, head of the luxury department for Facebook France, explains the evolution of the American giant’s strategy to increase its market shares in the luxury sector.