French Watch Industry: Diversity in Action

August 1998

Timepieces:Data & Statistics

French Watch Industry:
Diversity in Action

 Many French watch companies have a shared history with companies in Switzerland because of their location in the Jura mountains that straddle the French-Swiss border.

Not surprisingly, the Swiss are the greatest recipients of watch products from France. But more French-made timepieces are being sold in the U.S. today than ever.

Here's a brief look at the diverse French timepieces industry via figures reported for 1997. Several French timepiece companies recently debuted or renewed their sales to the U.S. in 1998, so the figures will likely increase.


Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.


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