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Watches and Clocks - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 354892
  • Report
  • September 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 795 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple, Inc. (USA)
  • Bulova Corporation (USA)
  • Chopard (Switzerland)
  • Garmin Ltd. (USA)
  • Gucci Group (USA)
  • Kering (France)
  • MORE
Boxed in with wealth erosion and discretionary income reduction among the rich and the middle class, the watches & clocks market is expected to decline by -7.8% in the year 2020 before recovering to reach a revised market size of US$73.3 billion by the year 2027. A few weeks into the pandemic, billionaires all over the world have been battered, suffering significant erosion in their wealth, as stock markets crash amid the disruption, fear and losses created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has vaporized trillions of dollars from global stocks and wiped out billions of dollars of wealth from top billionaires including LVMH Founder Bernard Arnault, Inditex Chairman Amancio Ortega, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and Microsoft Founder Bill Gates, among others. In the U. S. , number of households with US$25+ million as annual income has fallen by 20,000 in the first 3 months of 2020. The reduction in the clout of High-Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs) brings grim news for the luxury goods industry. While big fashion events across Paris, Milan, New York and London have been cancelled or postponed, sales across retailers have sharply declined amidst travel restrictions. The expected decline in Chinese GDP comes as an additional blow as Chinese consumers account for over 45% percent of the global spends on luxury goods, translating into an 80% growth from this country alone. Against this backdrop, sales of luxury watchesare expected to decline in the short-term.

Financial loses have affected all levels of the rich from mass affluent, millionaires to billionaires. In addition to the premium watches and clocks segment, the mass-market segment is also feeling the heat of the pandemic as consumer confidence tanks. Personal financial outlook, community, economy, job security confidence, purchasing & investment confidence are all tumbling as the human & economic cost of the global pandemic rises. Global GDP is expected to dip into the red at -3% with the US economy shrinking by a shocking -5. 9%. Unemployment rates have hit never-before highs with the US topping the charts with 14. 7% unemployed as a % of total labor force. The number of unemployed persons in the country was pegged at 24. 5 million in April 2020. Social outlook against this background remains grim with households expected witness erosion in wealth. In an unprecedented turn of events, the world has been cornered with limited available options. Governments worldwide have been forced to choke off the economy via harsh social distancing measures. Players in the market will need to brace for impact as a dark and stormy economic climate creeps over the world.

But there will always be a before and after Corona virus outlook and in the post COVID-19period, growth will recover supported by the indispensable human need to be synced with time, the timeless appeal of luxury watches and rising popularity of smart watches in today's digital, connected, and mobile world. Other important factors which will remain evergreen as powerful growth drivers include ubiquity of watches as an acceptable fashion accessory signaling style and elegance; launch of innovative watch designs highlighting craftsmanship and ingenious mechanical clockwork technology; availability of competitively priced products; preference for wall clocks as the most inexpensive way to enhance interior décor; growing popularity of vintage watches especially among watch connoisseurs; and increased preference for clocks as business promotional gifts as the most effective way to increase brand visibility and recall. Swiss-made luxury watches will continue to dominate the global watch market during this period also supported by superior technology, quality, design, tradition and craftsmanship.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:
  • Apple Inc.
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Breitling SA
  • Bulgari S. p.A.
  • Bulova Corporation
  • Cartier SA
  • Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
  • Chelsea Clock Company
  • Chopard Group
  • Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
  • Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited
  • Compagnie Financière Richemont International
  • Fossil Group, Inc.
  • Frederique Constant S. A.
  • Guccio Gucci S. p.A.
  • Hermes International S. A.
  • Howard Miller
  • Kering Group
  • LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton SA
  • MONTBLANC SIMPLO GmbH
  • Movado Group Inc.
  • Omega SA
  • Patek Philippe SA
  • Rhythm Watch Co., Ltd.
  • Rolex SA
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Seiko Holdings Corporation
  • Tag Heuer
  • The Swatch Group Ltd.
  • Timex Group India Ltd.
  • Timex Group USA Inc.
  • Tissot S. A.
  • Uhrenfabrik Junghans GmbH & Co. KG
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Apple, Inc. (USA)
  • Bulova Corporation (USA)
  • Chopard (Switzerland)
  • Garmin Ltd. (USA)
  • Gucci Group (USA)
  • Kering (France)
  • MORE
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • An Introduction to Clocks and Watches
  • Clocks
  • Watches
  • Time: An Important Requirement for Mankind Since Time Immemorial
  • Watches & Clocks Market in a Nutshell
  • Global Watches and Clocks Market: Prospects and Outlook
  • Global Watches Market by Price Category (in %) for 2019
  • Luxury Watches and Smartwatches Support Growth of Watches Market
  • Global Swiss Watch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Value and Unit Sales by Material for 2019
  • While Developed Regions Lead Revenue Generation, Developing Regions Emerge as Hot Spots of Future Growth
  • Prevailing Economic Conditions Impact Watches and Clocks Market Dynamics
  • Global Economic Outlook: Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country/Region for the Years 2019-2021
  • Import Export Data
  • Leading Exporters of Swiss Watches Worldwide Ranked by Export Volume in Units for 2019
  • Leading Watch Importing Nations Worldwide: Ranked by Import Value in US$ Billion for the Year 2019
  • Impact of COVID-19 and Looming Economic Recession
  • Luxury Wristwatches Market Set to Decline amidst COVID-19 Crisis
  • Online Channels: A Possible Way Out for Luxury Watchmakers
  • Smartwatch Industry and COVID-19 Crisis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Watches: A Highly Competitive Marketplace
  • Top Global Watch Brands
  • Key Competitors in the Luxury Watches Domain
  • Swiss Watches Global Competitor Share Positioning for 2019
  • Smartwatches: Apple Continues to Lead the Market
  • Global Smartwatch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments by Company for 2019
  • Sports & Fitness Watches Market
  • Global Sports Watches Market: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Leading Companies for 2019
  • Global Swim Watches Market: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Leading Companies Brand for 2019
  • Social Media Evolves into Core Business Tool for Vendors
  • Watch Brands Expand Presence into Online Retail Channel
  • Mobile e-Commerce: A Game Changer
  • Collaborations on the Rise
  • M&A Activity: Strategy to Expand Business Activities
  • Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Luxury Watches: A Strong Growth Driver for the Watch Market
  • High Millionaires’ Population Steers Demand for Luxury Watches: Number of Millionaires in Thousands for Select Countries in 2019
  • Luxury Watch Market in the US: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product for 2019 and 2025
  • Global Luxury Watch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Distribution Channel for 2019
  • Swiss Watches: The Primary Luxury Watch Category
  • Global Swiss Watch Exports: Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region for 2019
  • Global Swiss Watch Exports: Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume and Value by Type for 2019
  • Affluent Millennials Transform Luxury Watches Market
  • Global Millennial Population Facts & Figures: Important Opportunity Indicators
  • Global Millennials Population Spread by Region (in %): 2018
  • Millennial Population as a Percentage (%) of Total Population in Developing Countries: 2018
  • High Potential for High-End Classic Watches Market
  • Pre-owned Luxury Watches Market Witnesses Robust Demand Worldwide
  • Luxury Goods Market: An Opportunity Indicator for Luxury Watch Sales
  • Luxury Goods Sales Worldwide in US$ Billion for the Years 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • Global Personal Luxury Goods Market: Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Region for the Years 2019 and 2025
  • Global Luxury Goods Market: Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Product Category for 2019
  • Luxury Brands Differentiate Even in Digital Transition Efforts
  • Popularity of Intelligent Wristwear for Digitally Connected and Mobile Individuals Augurs Well for Smartwatches Market
  • Global Smartwatches Market: Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • Growth Drivers & Challenges in a Nutshell
  • A Comparison of Select Popular Smartwatches
  • While Quartz Watches Continue to Lead, Mechanical Watches Market Gradually Gains Momentum
  • Sports Watches: A Niche Segment Thriving on the Rising Importance of Health & Fitness
  • Global Sports Watches Market: Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023
  • Popular Sports Watch Models: An Overview
  • Popular GPS-based Sports Watches
  • Vintage Watches: A Lucrative Market with Huge Market Potential
  • Multiple Advantages Offered for Designers in Creating Prototypes Promotes Demand for 3D Printing in Watchmaking
  • Notable Trends Influencing Watch Designs
  • Growing Appeal of Colors
  • Blue: Bridging Traditional with Modern
  • Green Draws Color Experimentation
  • Return of Two-Tone Watches and Bronze Shade
  • Versatility: An Important Feature
  • Timepieces Become Gender Neutral
  • Retro Style and Small Vintage Watches in Fashion
  • Small Watches Make a Comeback
  • Use of Sophisticated Composites on the Rise
  • Sustainability Gains Importance
  • Classic Three-Hand Watches
  • Watches with Dazzling Gems
  • Favorable Demographic and Economy Trends Strengthen Market Prospects
  • World Population (in Thousands) by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2030, 2050, 2100
  • Top Countries Worldwide in Terms of Population in Millions for the Years 1990, 2019 and 2050
  • Urbanization Trend Boosts Market Prospects
  • World Urban Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P
  • Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 1950, 1970, 1990, 2018, 2030 and 2050
  • Percentage of Urban Population in Select Countries for 2018, 2020, 2030, 2040 and 2050
  • Improving Standards of Living: A Key Growth Driver
  • Global Middle Class Population (In Million) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025 and 2030
  • Global Middle Class Spending (US$ Trillion) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Issues & Challenges
  • Counterfeiting: The Perpetual Problem for Watches and Clocks Industry
  • Traditional Watch Companies Face the Rising Threat of Design Copying
  • Innovation & Advancements Drives Watches & Clocks Market
  • Design Innovations in Watches: A Review of Latest Trends
  • Innovations in Mechanical Watchmaking
  • An Insight into Top Innovative Watches of Recent Times
  • Luxury Watch Innovations: A Never Ending Saga
  • Innovation Becomes Imperative Amid Growing Threat from Smartwatches
  • Luxury Watches Embrace Digital and Dual Display Designs
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET ANALYSIS

GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS

UNITED STATES
  • Market Facts & Figures
  • US Watches and Clocks Market Share (in %) by Company: 2019
  • United States: A Major Market for Watches and Clocks
  • United States Watches Market: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Price Category: 2019
  • Key Watch Purchasing Trends in the US
  • Luxury Watches Market: COVID-19 Brings to Halt the Segment’s Recovery
  • Number of Millionaire Households in the US (in Millions) by Wealth for 2019
  • Millennials Emerge as a Promising Consumer Category for Luxury Watches
  • Fine Jewelry & Watches Sales Aid Luxury Watches Market
  • Swiss Make Luxury Watches Remain the Top Choice
  • Quartz Analog and Mechanical Watches Sustain Market Growth
  • Bigger-Sized Watches Enjoy Rising Popularity in the US
  • Growing Prominence of E-Commerce and Company-owned Retail Benefit Luxury Watch Sales
  • Distribution Channels
  • US Sports Watch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel for 2019
  • US Clocks Market: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel for 2019
  • Market Analytics
CANADA
  • Market Overview
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Canadian Watch Market Share in % by Company for 2019
  • Market Analytics
JAPAN
  • Japan: A Prime Producer, Consumer and Exporter of Watches and Clocks
  • Japanese Watch Market by Price Category (in %) for 2019
  • Japanese Watch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Unit Production Volume by Type for the Years 2015 and 2019
  • Japanese Watch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Production Value by Type for the Years 2015 and 2019
  • Japanese Clocks Market: Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume by Type for the Years 2015 and 2019
  • Japanese Clocks Market: Percentage Breakdown of Production Value by Type for the Years 2015 and 2019
  • Innovations Play an Important Role in the Japanese Watch Market
  • Japanese Watchmakers Make a Push to Capture Share of Luxury Watches Market
  • Casio, Citizen and Seiko: The Japanese Watch Trio
  • Japanese Watch Market: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players for 2019
  • Competition from Foreign Brands Heats Up
  • Market Analytics
CHINA
  • China: A Market Laden with Opportunities
  • Watch Market in China: Snapshots
  • Chinese Watches Market by Price Category (in %): 2019
  • China’s Young and Affluent Consumers Lead Growth of Luxury Watch Market
  • Increasing Affluence of Chinese Individuals: Wealth per Adult in US$ for the Years 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018
  • Luxury Goods Market in China: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Category for 2017
  • Consumer Behavior and Purchasing Patterns in China
  • Major Factors and Trends Influencing the Luxury Goods Market in China
  • Disposable Incomes
  • Per Capita Disposable Income of People (in RMB) in Urban China for the Period 2010-2018
  • Per Capita Disposable Incomes of People (in RMB) by Select Provinces in China for the Year 2018
  • Demand Rises in Smaller Cities
  • Post-90s Generation: A Major Driver of Luxury Products
  • Popularity of Affordable Luxury Goods
  • Increasing Sophistication of Luxury Consumers
  • Popularity of Haitao and Establishment of Free Trade Zones
  • Tourist Spending
  • Factors Considered by Consumers When Purchasing Luxury Watches
  • Primary Strategies Adopted by Luxury Retailers
  • Building Up Online Presence and Leveraging Social Platforms
  • Incorporation of Traditional Elements to Attract Consumers
  • Creating Engaging In-Store Experiences
  • Increasing Demand for Swiss Luxury Watches in China
  • Growth of Pre-Owned Watch Market in China Disrupts Global Watch Industry
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Entry Barriers Low for the Chinese Watch Industry
  • Distribution Channels
  • Chinese Watch Imports: Breakdown of Import Value by Country for 2018
  • Online & e-Commerce Platforms Emerge as High-Potential Distribution Channels
  • Market Analytics
EUROPE
  • A Mature Market
  • European Watches Market by Price Category for 2019
  • Pre-Owned Luxury Watches Market Gains Traction
  • Market Analytics
FRANCE
  • Market Overview
  • Leading Watch Brands in France: Ranked by Number of Users in Thousands for 2018
  • Market Analytics
GERMANY

ITALY

UNITED KINGDOM
  • Market Overview
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Market Analytics
SPAIN

RUSSIA

REST OF EUROPE
  • An Overview of Select Regional Markets
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Switzerland
  • A Leading Watch Market
  • The Global Hub for Luxury Watches
  • Classification of Swiss Luxury Watches
  • An Exports Driven Market
  • Swiss Watch Export Value in CHF Billion for the Years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2019
  • Brief Description of Globally Popular Swiss Watch Brands
  • Asian Countries Emerge as Leading Export Destinations for Swiss Watches
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Switzerland Faces Severe Shortage of Skilled Craftsmen
  • Swiss Watch Industry Comes Up with Initiatives to Counter Fake Products
  • Turkey
  • Market Analytics
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Asia-Pacific Watches and Clocks Market: An Overview
  • Asia-Pacific Watches Market by Price Category (in %) for 2019
  • Market Analytics
AUSTRALIA
  • Market Overview
  • Smartwatch Market Continues to Make Strong Gains
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Market Analytics
INDIA
  • India: A High Growth Market
  • Popularity of Luxury Watches Rises among Affluent Indians
  • Smartwatches Gain Popularity among Indian Consumers
  • Rising Popularity of Bespoke Watches
  • Clock Manufacturers Offer Customized Wall Clocks to Counter Competition from Electronic Gadgets
  • Noteworthy Watch Brands in India
  • Titan: The Leading Watch Brand
  • Other Major Brands
  • Market Analytics
SOUTH KOREA

REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Overview of Select Regional Markets
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong: Among the Leading Exporters of Watches and Clocks
  • Market Snippets
  • Hong Kong Protests Slows Down Swiss Watch Industry
  • Pre-owned Luxury Watch Market in Hong Kong
  • Popularity of Wearable Technology Drives Demand for Smartwatches
  • Active Efforts by Manufacturers to Ensure Quality and Boost Sales
  • Impact of CEPA Provisions
  • Key Directives for Watch Makers
  • Alloys, Titanium, Ceramic, and Other Materials Witness Increasing Popularity
  • Distribution Landscape
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Market Analytics
LATIN AMERICA

ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

MEXICO
  • Market Overview
  • New Players Boost Watches Sales
  • Luxury Watch Market in Mexico: Market Share (in %) by Company for 2018
  • Market Analytics
REST OF LATIN AMERICA

MIDDLE EAST
  • Market Overview
  • Market Analytics
IRAN

ISRAEL

SAUDI ARABIA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • Market Overview
  • Luxury Watches: A High Potential Market
  • Market Analytics
REST OF MIDDLE EAST

AFRICA
  • Consumer Spending Levels Dictate Demand Trends in South Africa
  • Market Analytics
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 297
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  • Apple, Inc. (USA)
  • Audemars Piguet (Switzerland)
  • Breitling SA (Switzerland)
  • Bulgari S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Bulova Corporation (USA)
  • Cartier SA (France)
  • Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Chelsea Clock Company (USA)
  • Chopard (Switzerland)
  • Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited (Cayman Islands)
  • Compagnie Financière Richemont International (Switzerland)
  • Fossil Group, Inc. (USA)
  • Frederique Constant S.A. (Switzerland)
  • Garmin Ltd. (USA)
  • Google, Inc. (USA)
  • Gucci Group (USA)
  • Hermes International S.A. (France)
  • Howard Miller (USA)
  • Junghans Uhren GmbH (Germany)
  • Kering (France)
  • LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (France)
  • Montblanc International GmbH (Germany)
  • Movado Group, Inc. (USA)
  • Omega (Switzerland)
  • Patek Philippe SA (Switzerland)
  • Pebble Technology Corporation (USA)
  • Rhythm Watch Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Rolex SA (Switzerland)
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Seiko Holdings Corporation (Japan)
  • Tag Heuer International SA (Switzerland)
  • The Swatch Group Ltd. (Switzerland)
  • Timex Group India Ltd. (India)
  • Timex Group USA, Inc. (USA)
  • Tissot S.A. (Switzerland)
  • Titan Industries Ltd. (India)
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