ShaneIwc Wrote:Personally I think it would be a mistake to move away from the entry level models with the non in house (ETA) movements, as I think it will stop a lot of novices from falling in love with IWC in the first place and therefore affect their long term viability. My first IWC was a Portofino with an ETA movement, I now own 17 IWC's with a mix of in house and outsourced movements, if it wasn't for my first Portofino I might never have purchased an IWC ( but then again I have wanted a Da Vinci PPC since I was a kid) so I might still be an IWCAHOLIC.
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pniev Wrote:Coming back to an old discussion: What about a shared production facility for base movements within Richemont with variations per company? I'm still curious if that will ever happen. (Or did I miss a development in recent years?)
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Michael Friedberg Wrote:There are some recent developments you may have missed.First, Richemont has developed a group movement manufacture, ValFleurierSee this article from 2006:http://www.europastar.com/magazine/highlights/1002198110-val-fleurier-responds-to-richemont-s-movement.htmland if you can read French here's a nice update from 2011:http://www.worldtempus.com/fr/actualites/a-la-une/details/article/1313417788-richemont-la-manufacture-neuchateloise-valfleurier-va-creer-500-emplois/Also, Richemont is developing a "high horology" campus in Geneva. This article explains it:http://journal.hautehorlogerie.org/en/echoes/training/-3515/IWC currently has made limited use of these facilities.
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watch the time...
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What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Far be it from me to tell anyone how to run their business, but to me the trick would be to replace the entry level segment with a new in-house movement that could be slightly more, but not say almost double in price. That may not be possible, however, without compromising quality.
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Time is something invented by the Swiss to help sell more watches