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  1. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Growth in mainland Chinese interest in premium Swiss watches surges

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:26am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... fail to dent China demand for luxury watches Watch: Watchmakers show their best time-pieces at Baselworld While the consumption of luxury goods in mainland China fell sharply last year, online ... industry trade show in Geneva on Thursday, showed mainland China had the highest year-on-year growth in demand for all luxury watch categories last year, at 59.4 per cent, more than 10 times ...

  2. High-flying designs

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... properties. In IWC's Top Gun series in the Pilot's collection, similar materials are used in the ceramic and titanium parts, fused together using a bonding method. The ceramics used ...

  3. Spirit of conquest

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Oyster Perpetual Explorer from a block of 904L steel with anticorrosion properties. The watch combines a self-winding mechanical movement featuring a Perpetual rotor, a Parachrom hairspring ... luxurious new additions to Rolex's Oyster Perpetual Datejust Lady 31mm collection. The visual impact of these latest styles is enhanced with brilliant diamonds, 18-carat gold and 904L steel, ...

  4. Cool concept TAG Heuer

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... on physical magnetic properties, with the balance wheel connected to a rotating magnet that reacts with the fixed magnet surrounding it. Patents for this system have been filed. The absence ...

  5. Business - China Business - LUXURY GOODS

    Stern's warning on Chinese luxury watch market proves timely

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Luxury watchmaker who said mainland market would slow down proved right as Swiss exports tumble and rival firms report declines in sales The chairman of Patek Philippe, Thierry Stern, had ... market, while LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's largest maker of luxury goods, said Chinese retailers have been purchasing fewer watches than expected. Greater China imported more ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Mainland Chinese go abroad to shop for luxury watches says Swiss firm

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... The Swiss luxury watchmaker Piaget said its sales on the mainland might grow less than 10 per cent this year, the slowest in eight years, as mainland consumers take advantage ... to make luxury purchases instead of buying at home, where they pay higher taxes. The mainland overtook the United States and Germany to become the world's largest source of tourists last ...

  7. Stunning remake a return to form

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner, Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Luxury watchmaker rises to the challenge by paying tribute to a timepiece ordered by an admirer of Marie-Antoinette 225 years ago Since taking charge of the Swatch Group, Nicolas G. Hayek ... complicated watches worldwide, and one of the highlights of the BaselWorld fair. The luxury watchmaker has revived the memory of Marie-Antoinette, with a remake of Breguet's original pocket ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - LUXURY

    Max Busser: watchmaker extraordinaire

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Abid Rahman

    ... of the luxury ParkLife Centre, herself an MB&F collector, and the first MB&F boutique was launched. "The guys in Beijing know and I know there is no way you can make money out ...

  9. Tin gods

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of an oldie, but a goodie. First released in 2008, the Pro Titanium is still a watch to be reckoned with as it marries the signature Bell & Ross case design with the unique properties of titanium. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    The 41st Baselworld watch fair

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Abid Rahman

    ... gold as a stable asset of wealth ever since has trickled into luxury watchmaking, and brands are doing their level best to cater to this demand with watches in rose, yellow or white gold. ... to be wholly adopted or join the mainstream for several years. Globally, there has been an indication of a luxury goods slowdown of late, with the likes of Burberry issuing profit warnings and bleak ...




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