GPS sport watches, compression leggings and hydration packs are the new must-haves for wealthy Chinese, pumping up the multi-billion dollar sportswear industry at a time when China's elite are reining in spending on more traditional luxury brands.
S hylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of Marange, cannot hide her anger over how mining in this gem-rich part of eastern Zimbabwe has failed to improve the lives of local people.
Swiss luxury group Richemont has bought the 40 percent of high-end watchmaker Roger Dubuis it did not already own, with analysts forecasting more small manufacturers will be snapped up by bigger rivals.
The company on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show announced that it would launch smart watches and activity trackers throughout 2016 with all 100 styles being available by the year-end holiday season.
Watch exports from Switzerland, home to Richemont, Swatch Group and LVMH's Tag Heuer and Hublot, recorded their worst November in five years as sales to top market Hong Kong plunged more than a quarter.