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Cristina D’Agostino

Cristina D’Agostino

Luxury Tribune

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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The profound metamorphosis of Swiss watchmaking
BusinessFeature

The profound metamorphosis of Swiss watchmaking

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.

By Cristina D’Agostino

How Facebook plans on capturing online sales for luxury products
Business

How Facebook plans on capturing online sales for luxury products

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.

By Cristina D’Agostino

« We have evolved towards a new accuracy”
Watches & JewellerySponsored

« We have evolved towards a new accuracy”

Pierre Rainero, image director at Cartier, reveals why the latest high jewellery collection is a new path written in the rich creative legacy of the Maison

By Cristina D’Agostino

« Even in times of crisis, excellence doesn’t sell out. »
BusinessFeature

« Even in times of crisis, excellence doesn’t sell out. »

As the renovation of the Cinq Mondes Spa was completed, the Beau-Rivage wing, now under construction, has been shut down. The next ten months will […]

By Cristina D’Agostino

Luxury: Setting a new course in three phases
BusinessFeature

Luxury: Setting a new course in three phases

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought sales to a sudden stop in the first half of 2020. BCG tells us that we should expect sales to […]

By Cristina D’Agostino

«Our people to people concept has revolutionized our way of working»
Business

«Our people to people concept has revolutionized our way of working»

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.

By Cristina D’Agostino

Watchmaking: a psychological warfare
BusinessFeature

Watchmaking: a psychological warfare

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.

By Cristina D’Agostino

Can a hotel without a concept survive the crisis?
StrategyFeature

Can a hotel without a concept survive the crisis?

The Covid crisis has meant a decline in the number of international tourists by 20% to 30%, and could affect more than 50 million jobs worldwide. It seems clear that in this market, only the hotels with an innovative, competitive edge will survive. But how do you tell if a hotel’s concept is just marketing window dressing or a real business advantage?

By Cristina D’Agostino

Swiss sailor elected Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Hong Kong
Style & ExperiencesFeature

Swiss sailor elected Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Hong Kong

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is one of the largest yacht clubs in the world. It boasts 11,000 members, a storied history marked by […]

By Cristina D’Agostino

America’s Cup : Luna Rossa, ready to ride the wave
Car & High TechFeature

America’s Cup : Luna Rossa, ready to ride the wave

At the Luna Rossa base in Cagliari, days follow nights at a hellish pace. The engineers, technicians and sailors who make up the hundred or […]

By Cristina D’Agostino

Dive into the hidden treasures of the IOC
Style & Experiences

Dive into the hidden treasures of the IOC

The Olympic Museum has been open to all for a long time. Yet its hidden underground is filled with unsuspected treasures. Discover the exclusive story.

By Cristina D’Agostino

Complications in the Tiffany takeover by LVMH
Business

Complications in the Tiffany takeover by LVMH

As Tiffany’s 14.7 billion-dollar takeover, which closed last November, relied on LVMH’s pre-Covid cash and debt figures, today the situation has drastically worsened. Will the deal of the century still be possible?

By Cristina D’Agostino

Cristina D’Agostino
Opinion

Is luxury «made for China»?

By Cristina D’Agostino

“So very few luxury brands in Switzerland joined the front lines. It’s shocking.”
SustainabilityFeature

“So very few luxury brands in Switzerland joined the front lines. It’s shocking.”

Know how and make it known. For Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari for seven years, times of crisis are no time to abandon this motto. […]

By Cristina D’Agostino

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