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DJ Swiss Watch Exports Up 23% At CHF1.2B In December

Switzerland (Dow Jones)--Swiss watch exports in December 2005 stood at CHF1.20 billion, up 23% from a year earlier, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said Thursday.

Demand was especially high for steel and bimetallic timepieces.

For the entire year of 2005, the value of exports was CHF12.3 billion, up 11% on 2004.

The outlook for the current year is very positive, the Federation said, and it is anticipating a rise of 5% on 2005 results.