The Swatch Group

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The Swatch Group AG is a Swiss manufacturer of watches and jewellery.wikipedia
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Nicolas Hayek

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The company was founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek from the merger of Allgemeine Gesellschaft der Schweizerischen Uhrenindustrie (ASUAG) and Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère (SSIH).
Nicolas George Hayek (19 February 1928 – 28 June 2010), was a Lebanese-American Swiss businessman, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Swatch Group, with principal headquarters in Biel/Bienne.

Omega SA

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SSIH originated in 1930 with the merger of the Omega and Tissot companies.
Omega is currently a brand of the Swiss Swatch Group.

Tissot

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SSIH originated in 1930 with the merger of the Omega and Tissot companies.
Tissot is a subsidiary of The Swatch Group.

Hamilton Watch Company

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Swiss watch quality was high, but new technology, such as the Hamilton Electric watch introduced in 1957 and the Bulova Accutron tuning fork watch in 1961, presaged increasing technological competition.
Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, the Hamilton Watch Company became a diversified conglomerate itself and was subsequently integrated into the Swatch Group.

Watch

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Swiss watch quality was high, but new technology, such as the Hamilton Electric watch introduced in 1957 and the Bulova Accutron tuning fork watch in 1961, presaged increasing technological competition. The Swatch Group AG is a Swiss manufacturer of watches and jewellery.
After a consolidation of the mechanical watch industry in Switzerland during the 1970s, mass production of quartz wristwatches took off under the leadership of the Swatch Group of companies, a Swiss conglomerate with vertical control of the production of Swiss watches and related products.

Swatch

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The launch of the new "Swatch" brand of watch in 1983, by the then ETA SA CEO Ernst Thomke and his young team of engineers, was marked by bold new styling and design.
Swatch (stylized as swatch) is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek and a subsidiary of The Swatch Group.

Breguet (brand)

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Over the years, the Swatch Group has acquired several watchmaker companies, such as Blancpain S. A. (founded 1735, bought by Swatch in 1992), Breguet S. A. (founded 1775, bought in 1999), and Glashütter Uhrenbetrieb GmbH (Germany, bought in 2000).
Since 1999, it has been a brand of the Swiss Swatch Group.

Allgemeine Gesellschaft der Schweizerischen Uhrenindustrie

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The company was founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek from the merger of Allgemeine Gesellschaft der Schweizerischen Uhrenindustrie (ASUAG) and Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère (SSIH).
In 1983, ASUAG and SSIH were forced by the Swiss Banks to merge into Société de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie (SMH), which now has been renamed Swatch Group.

Blancpain

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Over the years, the Swatch Group has acquired several watchmaker companies, such as Blancpain S. A. (founded 1735, bought by Swatch in 1992), Breguet S. A. (founded 1775, bought in 1999), and Glashütter Uhrenbetrieb GmbH (Germany, bought in 2000).
Blancpain has been a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch Group since 1992, and is regarded as a top-tier Swatch brand.

Nayla Hayek

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Nayla Hayek became CEO.
She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Swatch Group and CEO of its subsidiary, the famed luxury jeweler Harry Winston, Inc.

Longines

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Founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832, it is now owned by the Swiss Swatch Group.

Certina Kurth Frères

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Certina S.A. is a Swiss watchmaker founded in Grenchen, 1888, by Adolf and Alfred Kurth, and currently an affiliate company of the Swatch Group.

ETA SA

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The launch of the new "Swatch" brand of watch in 1983, by the then ETA SA CEO Ernst Thomke and his young team of engineers, was marked by bold new styling and design. Swatch subsidiary ETA SA, which is based in Grenchen, Switzerland, furnishes many OEM brands, such as LVMH, which markets TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith watch lines, and Richemont, which markets amongst others, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mont Blanc, Officine Panerai, Piaget SA and Vacheron Constantin.
ETA is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Swatch Group Ltd. Although the company produces finished watches and movements, ETA specializes in the production of ébauche movements used both in watches of sister Swatch Group subsidiary brands and in the watches of competitors, including brands owned by Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A. and others.

Harry Winston, Inc.

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The most recent acquisition was HW Holding Inc., owner of Harry Winston, Inc. in New York, USA, a jewellery and luxury watch company.
Harry Winston is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Swatch Group, which acquired it from the Toronto based Harry Winston Diamond Corporation in January 2013.

The Winston Blue

The company bought the world's biggest flawless blue diamond, The Winston Blue, on 15 May 2014.
The Winston Blue is the name given to what was the largest flawless vivid blue diamond bought by Harry Winston, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Swatch Group from January 2013) on May 15, 2014, from an anonymous person for $23.8 million at Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale.

Ernst Thomke

The launch of the new "Swatch" brand of watch in 1983, by the then ETA SA CEO Ernst Thomke and his young team of engineers, was marked by bold new styling and design.
On the advice of the Hayek Engineering AG of freelance consultant Nicolas G. Hayek, both big watch groups ASUAG and SSIH merged between 1983 and 1984 in the Société de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie (SMH), now called Swatch Group.

Hublot

Swatch subsidiary ETA SA, which is based in Grenchen, Switzerland, furnishes many OEM brands, such as LVMH, which markets TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith watch lines, and Richemont, which markets amongst others, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mont Blanc, Officine Panerai, Piaget SA and Vacheron Constantin.
In late 2003, Jean-Claude Biver, then president of Swatch Group's Omega division, met Carlo Crocco, and in May 2004, Biver assumed duties as CEO, becoming a board member and minority shareholder in Hublot Watches.

Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère

SSIH
The company was founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek from the merger of Allgemeine Gesellschaft der Schweizerischen Uhrenindustrie (ASUAG) and Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère (SSIH).
In 1983, SSIH and the Allgemeine Gesellschaft der schweizerischen Uhrenindustrie AG (ASUAG) the other most important Swiss Watch Group, were forced by their Swiss Banks to merge into a new holding company named Société de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie (SMH), which has now been renamed the Swatch Group.

Swiss franc

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In 2016, net sales were 7.533 billion Swiss francs (CHF), decreasing 11% from 2015 results.
The Swatch Group, for example, saw its shares drop 15% (in Swiss franc terms) with the announcements so that the share price may have increased on that day in terms of other major currencies.

Glashütte Original

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Glashütte Original is currently owned by The Swatch Group.

Endura Watch Factory

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This company was also part of the merger between ASUAG and SSIH into SMH, now the Swatch Group.

EM Microelectronic-Marin

EM Microelectronic-Marin: Designs and produces ultra-low power, low voltage mixed-signal integrated circuits, LCD and modules. IC Product lines include RFID, microcontroller, smart card, ASIC, RTC, reset circuit, watchdog, LCD driver, opto ICs.
EM Microelectronic-Marin SA is a subsidiary of The Swatch Group.

Mido (watch)

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Today, Mido is a part of the Swatch Group, headquartered in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Renata (battery)

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Renata: develops and produces micro batteries. Product lines include button cells and rechargeable (Lithium Polymer) batteries.
Renata is a subsidiary of The Swatch Group.