The new EUROPA STAR ultra-innovative concept
16 January 2017

The new EUROPA STAR ultra-innovative concept

For our 90th anniversary, we are proud to present the new Europa Star. In this ultra-innovative concept, the context provides the physical and metaphorical “wrapper” for the content. The product is in two parts: TIME.BUSINESS and TIME.KEEPER, with a new, dynamic layout and graphics.
PRODUCTS TAKE PRIDE OF PLACE
16 January 2017

PRODUCTS TAKE PRIDE OF PLACE

How do you keep your head above water in such turbulent times? By taking another look at your products, obviously. Price, which we examine in closer detail in Time.Business, is not the only lever the watch industry needs to focus on. In this issue of Time.Keeper we offer a few suggestions
A LAST WORD TO START - Journalists: the new merchants in the temple?
16 January 2017

A LAST WORD TO START - Journalists: the new merchants in the temple?

The watch industry is in crisis, of that there is no doubt, but it’s a storm of moderate proportions compared with the roaring tempest enveloping the media. And it’s not about competing local papers, or even big groups fighting over the same scraps. This time, the trouble bears the name of Google, Facebook, Instagram and Apple (yet again). They are giants, monsters, with an insatiable appetite for everything they can catch in their big data nets.
LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN
9 December 2016

LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN

When the printing press began to take off in the 1450s, booksellers, who made a living from selling manuscripts – and quite a handsome living at that – were outraged. Their business would be destroyed! Others were worried about the dangerous new possibilities for subversive ideas to be disseminated on a grand scale

Europa Star Winter issue Europe & International No. 5/16 available now

The winter issue of Europa Star magazine is about to hit the shelves, and we have the exclusive preview for what’s in store for the European and International editions.
EUROPA STAR'S 90TH ANNIVERSARY and some birthday surprises
9 December 2016

EUROPA STAR’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY and some birthday surprises

In 2017, Europa Star celebrates its 90th year as an independent voice in watch journalism. Back in 1927, Europa Star played a pioneering role by launching the world’s first international magazine network with a view to promoting the watchmaking sector worldwide, a mission to which we remain committed today.
LAKIN@LARGE - Connected watches: breaking records or is it wind?
29 November 2016

LAKIN@LARGE - Connected watches: breaking records or is it wind?

On September 21, 2015 the world of Dick Tracy and James Bond became reality: the Apple Watch was born.
Swiss Watchmaking: OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES
26 October 2016

Swiss Watchmaking: OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES

KEEP CALM & CARRY ON - Brexit: Brewing exit?
26 October 2016

KEEP CALM & CARRY ON - Brexit: Brewing exit?

Tea bag IN or OUT?’ Brits ask you when brewing your cup of tea. Comedian James Acaster nailed it with his Brexit tea bag analogy. Leave the tea bag IN, he said, you get a stronger cup of tea. Get the tea bag OUT, you get a weaker cup of tea. But, once the tea bag is OUT, it goes straight in the bin.
LAKIN@LARGE - If you can't fix it, Brexit
26 October 2016

LAKIN@LARGE - If you can’t fix it, Brexit

Friday, June 24, 2016, the morning after 17,410,742 Britons voted to leave the EU, the ferry I was on from Guernsey docked in Poole, Dorset in the south of England.
EUROPA STAR Summer Issues, Available Now
10 July 2016

EUROPA STAR Summer Issues, Available Now

Get your hands on the latest summer publications by Europa Star, including European and International editions, as well as Europa Star Jewels and Première.
WATCHMAKING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE WATCHMAKING
17 June 2016

WATCHMAKING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE WATCHMAKING

Month after month, the negative figures continue to pour in. In April, Swiss watch exports fell once again, by 11.1% to be precise, compared with April 2015. Since the beginning of the year, the overall decline is edging towards -9.5%. With the notable exception of the USA, which has “climbed” a rather modest 1.2%, all key markets are in decline: China -36%, Hong Kong -17%, Italy -12.3%, Germany -11.1%, Japan -5.8%…. need we go on?
Europa Star JEWELS
17 June 2016

Europa Star JEWELS

2016 is very much a feminine year for the watchmaking industry, with a growing trend towards women’s watches – a promising market, yet to be conquered despite the industry decline in recent years.
LAKIN@LARGE - Shakespeare's time
17 June 2016

LAKIN@LARGE - Shakespeare’s time

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the ‘Bard of Avon’, that man of many words, mostly meaningful, William Shakespeare.
IN SEARCH OF A NEW MODEL
17 March 2016

IN SEARCH OF A NEW MODEL

Are we looking at the end of a model, the model that has shaped the face of world watchmaking over the last two decades?

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