Luxury Society's selection of news articles that are not to be missed this week.

 

1. The Swiss Watch Industry Shows Positive Signs In 2017 Year-End Data

Our in-depth look at the stories behind the numbers.

 

Read this on Hodinkee

 

2. Chanel Celebrates Over 30 Years of Watchmaking Where Technique Is At The Service Of Beauty

Haute couture house Chanel has just celebrated its 30th anniversary in watchmaking with a complete offer demonstrating its main guiding principle: technique at the service of beauty.

 

Read this on Forbes

3. Hermès Seeks Growth by Outfitting Luxury Lifestyles From Afar

After last year’s luxury boom, Hermès International wants to maintain the momentum with a revamped website that lets well-heeled shoppers buy everything from $600 silk scarves to $6,000 jumping saddles without leaving the Jackson Hole ranch.

 

Read this on Bloomberg

 

4. China’s E-commerce Giant JD.com to Take On Amazon in Europe

The company’s first European AI research centre to be in Cambridge, UK.

 

Read this on Financial Times

 

5. Asian Upscale Travelers Are Creating a Luxury Tipping Point

One need not read seminal studies to see how Asian luxury travelers are growing in numbers and are increasingly impossible to pigeonhole as generic "upmarket" tourists.

 

Read this on Skift.  

 

Cover image credit: Chanel. Image: Première Chanel watch designed in 1987.


About the author

Camille Lake

Writer , Luxury Society

Before joining the editorial team at Luxury Society, Camille worked with a South African magazine, The Month, as well as a Swiss digital publication, Luxuria Lifestyle. She then went on to join the team at a leading business publication in Geneva, Bilan Magazine.