18 January 2021

December 2020

Here are some figures in preview from the monthly Francéclat-Panel5 report for the year 2020 relating to the jewelry and watchmaking sector. In France, 2020 has been the most negative year (since the first Panel5 studies in 1979) with a 14% drop in turnover compared to 2019. The good news was the rebound in December with a 12% increase in turnover compared to last year. “It was the best December since 2011, a remarkable performance because foreign customers were absent and the threats to our society and our economy were numerous,” says Hubert Lapipe, founder of Panel5. The full 2020 figures will be unveiled very soon by Francéclat.

 

Most popular articles

Yasuki Hiramatsu at auction: a first

By Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton. Auctions are not only about jewelry that once belonged to our ancestors. Three creations of Yasuki Hiramatsu (1926-2012),...

415

In France, a few major auction houses ­dominate jewelry and watch auctions as well as the media – the top ten account for 41% of all jewelry and watch...

Ruba Abu-Nimah, new creative director of Tiffany & Co

Following the takeover of Tiffany & Co by LVMH (for 15.8 billion dollars), Ruba Abu-Nimah becomes the new “creative director” of the jeweler.

Women's watches at Watches & Wonders 2021

The new annual watchmaking extravaganza Watches & Wonders has just gone entirely digital. Here are some dazzling surprises.

Bulgari, "Serpenti through the eyes of" Mary Katrantzou

In this latest “Serpenti through the eyes of”, Mary Katrantzou draws on the theme of metamorphosis to reinterpret bags with a clasp featuring a snake’s...

Cartier panthers at Artcurial

In its annual Monaco sale, Artcurial includes around twenty Cartier panthers coming from a personal collection that a great jewelry lover gave as a present...