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HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and Salon de TE open today



HONG KONG, Sept 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The 41st HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and 10th Salon de TE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd, opened today with an increase of than 200 exhibitors engaging. Running beneath the HKTDC’s brand-new EXHIBITION+ model, which includes online and offline editions, the physical fairs happen from 7 to 11 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), as the online exhibition runs until 18 September. The brand new model provides an effective business platform that overcomes geographical boundaries and time restrictions for global watch and clock traders.


Richard Leung, Co-Chairman, Fair Organising Committee of HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2022; Gary Lau, President, Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Limited; Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC; Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government; Enders Lam, Chairman, HKTDC Watches & Clocks Advisory Committee; and Daniel Tsai, Co-chairman, Fair Organising Committee of the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2022 (front R, from L)

Sponsored by Prince Jewellery & Watch out for the 12th consecutive year, the planet Brand Piazza at Salon de TE presents 12 top-tier international brands

A number of public events such as for example watch parades are increasingly being held through the fairs, with models showcasing a number of eye-catching timepieces


Available to trade visitors and also the public, the five-day physical fairs offer visitors an opportunity to appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship of watchmaking and enable them to look for quality timepieces with special deals. Asia’s fashion spotlight CENTRESTAGE will undoubtedly be held concurrently at the HKCEC from 9 to 11 September, combining collections from the huge selection of fashion brands and designers from all over the world, creating synergies and enabling cross-industry work at home opportunities.

Magnificent watch collections showcased at World Brand Piazza

Salon de TE includes a group of world-renowned brands and high-end collections at various thematic zones including World Brand Piazza, Craft Treasure, Chic & Trendy and Renaissance Moment. Sponsored by Prince Jewellery & Watch out for the 12th consecutive year, World Brand Piazza will show 12 acclaimed international brands, including Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Corum, CVSTOS, Franck Muller, Glashutte Original, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget and Sarcar Geneve.

Other top-tier timepieces being showcased at the twin watch fairs include:

The rare and the radiant

– Presented by The Ballerina Watch Company Limited, Fouette Ballerina Watch is really a wristwatch recognised by its iconic design that has a 360-degree-turning, three-dimensional handcrafted ballerina dancing on a shiny natural mother of pearl dial. Eighty-eight bits of cubic zirconia surround the silver ballerina, sparkling beneath a dome-shaped lens. The initial design sticks out from the crowd. (Booth: 1D-A02)

– Mira Watch International Limited introduces Swiss-made brand Coinwatch and its own women’s watch, which includes a Swiss quartz movement, in conjunction with a mother of pearl dial set with 12 diamonds, developing a precious and delicate timepiece. (Booth: 1D-A19)

Classic and timeless masterpieces

– Temporis, as featured by Free Town Watch Products Limited, proudly presents the type Collection which has simplicity and a minimalistic design at its core. The slim and slightly curved round case with a Roman index inscription fits the wrist ergonomically sufficient reason for an excellent sense of aesthetics. The dial features four Swarovski crystals that highlight the watch’s purity and charm. (Booth: 1D-A23)

– Presented by Action Wise International Limited, POPOLO’s Retrovoga Aqua, a 40mm stainless watch with a Japanese MIYOTA automatic movement, features Super-LumiNova on the watch’s face, plus a ruby-hued transparent case back and genuine leather strap, demonstrating easy elegance and style. (Booth: 1E-A25)

Trendy and fashionable must-haves

– Introduced by Splendid Star Holdings Limited, the ZTAGE EH Worldtimer wristwatch includes a northern hemisphere graphic at the heart within a double-layered structure featuring Super-LumiNova. The refined multi-dimensional layer of the northern hemisphere shines brightly during the night, highlighting the dazzling creativity of the watchmaker. (Booth: 1E-A14)

– Modern Concept Watch Limited presents the Zorbello T1 series that draws its inspiration from car racing and sticks out through its “light the darkness” theme. The series can be an artistic expression of vitality. (Booth: 1D-A16)

When functionality and craftmanship combine

– The Swiss-made Roamer Searock collection by Chung Nam Watch Co Ltd exhibits a minimalist design alongside discreet elegance. The mix of steel and scratch-resistant Tungstein provides Searock a shiny and durable look that’s also water-resistant. (Booth: 1E-C28)

– Trendy Power Group Limited presents the M.B.K M1009G-1 series that includes sapphire crystals with a stainless-steel case and strap, featuring an eye-catching design with today’s twist. (Booth: 1E-C19)

The Watch & Clock Fair also exhibits an easy selection of products including complete watches, clocks, parts and components, packaging goods and much more, and also trade services.

Fun events, lucky draws, shopping offers and much more

An easy selection of public activities has been organised through the fairs which range from watch parades and the “Fashion X Watch” parade to product launches, with the participation of local celebrities such as for example So Wa-wai, the track-and-field athlete who won six Paralympic gold medals, Hong Kong fencing athlete Cheung Siu-lun, and celebrity artistes Adam Pak and William Hu. Lucky draws will undoubtedly be held through the fairs with prizes including a wristwatch valued at HK$24,000, fashionable accessories, dining coupons and much more.

Visitors may also be a part of Smart Bidding to bid for watches starting at 10% of the initial price, including bidding for the Alhambra Yellow watch from HK$3,000 (original price: HK$27,200) and for the ANPASSA Duke Tourbillon from HK$2,000 (original price: HK$17,280). Visitors can download electronic coupons to take pleasure from special deals such as for example 70% discounts and a reduced amount of HK$1,000 when searching for specified products. Also, together with live shopping platform LoopLive, key opinion leaders (KOLs) are engaged to conduct livestreaming shows to introduce selected watches before and through the fairs, boosting the promotion of exhibitors via an online-to-offline (O2O) model. After placing orders online, visitors can grab their purchases at the fairs and revel in free admission.

Furthermore, a workshop will undoubtedly be co-hosted by Quinn Lai, a post-80s entrepreneur who created their own watch brand Eoniq and the DIY Watch Club, on 10 September, teaching participants steps to make their very own mechanical watches.

To recognize watch design talents and promote creativity, the HKTDC, the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd co-organised the 39th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition. The creations of all winners and finalists, both from the Open Group and the Student Group, are on display at the fairs. Visitors can vote for the “HOTTEST Award” at that moment.

Both fairs also showcase works developed by young designers beneath the theme of “Future Timepiece”, in a bid to market collaborations between local young designers watching manufacturers, also to further explore the youth market. This brand-new project has been launched by the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd, supported by the HKTDC, the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd and the Hong Kong Design Institute, and is funded by the “Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund” of the Trade and Industry Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.

Industry insiders reveal insights on market trends and prospects

Industry participants may also be invited to become listed on numerous seminars and forums that may bring them updated on the most recent market trends and prospects. The “Cross-Border eCommerce: How exactly to Win in Southeast Asia” talk on 9 September will feature Chois Choi, Strategy Consultant, Source Network Media Group Limited, who’ll look at how cross-border e-commerce in Southeast Asia has generated unprecedented business growth through short video platforms, and how this trend might help the watch industry increase brand popularity and boost sales.

The Hong Kong International Watch Forum was broadcast online on 5 September, featuring sharing by representatives of watch associations from around the world on probably the most up-to-date trade data and market trends. Industry participants can observe a replay of the forum through the fair websites. The annual Asian Watch Conference will undoubtedly be held tomorrow (8 September) beneath the theme “Watches Beyond – Transformation and Reinvention”. Experts including Anna Dai, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, and Ho Zi-yong, Co-head of Sales, International Specialist at Phillips, have already been invited to go over a variety of issues, like the latest development trends and prospects in the watch market, and the business enterprise opportunities and challenges caused by transactions of watches by means of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

EXHIBITION+ accelerates web business deals

EXHIBITION+ comprises four key exhibition elements, including HKTDC-organised physical fairs, the smart business-matching platform Click2Match, online-to-offline seminars beneath the Intelligence Hub, and the hktdc.com Sourcing platform, to supply round-the-clock services that raise the flexibility and effectiveness of business promotion for SMEs and provide benefits such as for example extended fair periods, expanded platforms and enhanced opportunities. EXHIBITION+ extends face-to-face interactions from physical exhibitions to an online smart business-matching platform to greatly help enterprises connect to business partners proactively. The HKTDC’s 50 global offices will actively recruit international buyers to meet up with exhibitors through video conferences.

Websites

– Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair: https://hkwatchfair.hktdc.com

– Salon de TE: https://hkwatchfair.hktdc.com/te

– HKTDC Media Room: https://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc

– Electronic coupon download: https://bit.ly/3PPLUOM

– Photo download: https://bit.ly/3REQX5Q

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is really a statutory body established in 1966 to market, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to generate work at home opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. To learn more, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Kate Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4239, Email: kate.hy.chan@hktdc.org

Clementine Cheung, Tel: +852 2584 4514, Email: clementine.hm.cheung@hktdc.org

Topic:News release summary

Source: HKTDC


Sectors:INDUSTRY EVENTS, Fashion & Apparel, Retail & eCommerce, Daily News, Regional, Watches & Jewelry, Local Biz

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