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

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

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 of the stronger yuan and travel overseas to buy premium goods.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 4:28am

Piaget's sparkling new collection draws acclaim

Piaget's sparkling new collection draws acclaim

Piaget's new collection sparkled at September's Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris - its 59 pieces of high jewellery and 12 high jewellery watches make up the brand's largest collection yet.

13 Dec 2012 - 11:32pm

A-list guests for Piaget flagship store opening

Socialite Daisy Ho Chiu-fung (left) and Pansy Ho, sister of Daisy

Celebrities lent their star power to Swiss jeweller and watchmaker Piaget when it opened its flagship store in the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:25pm

Elegance is the main objective

Mention the name Piaget and the words 'ultra-thin' immediately come to mind. Since introducing the 9P and 12P ultra-thin calibres more than 50 years ago, the luxury watchmaker has consistently pushed the boundaries.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Staying thin for 50 years

The world's thinnest self-winding movement is now only 2.35mm thick - the equivalent of two stacked CDs. Piaget celebrates the 50th anniversary of its famous Calibre 12P movement with the new ultra-thin Calibre 1200P, which will be equipping the Piaget Altiplano 43mm anniversary edition model.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Obsession: Piaget trunk

What's a guy to do with all the watches he has amassed over the years? Find something expensive to store them in, of course. Piaget has collaborated with Pinel & Pinel to create a watch trunk (HK$570,000) to rival all trunks. It can store up to 51 timepieces, including 15 in specially designed, illuminated alcoves, one of which is equipped with a rotor mechanism to wind mechanical watches.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Magic turn at happy hour

Swiss watchmaker Piaget held a cocktail evening at the Garden Court of Pacific Place last month to fete the launch of ladies' watch range Magic Hour.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Refining the art of going ultra-thin

The brand that made it into the Guinness Book of Records for 'world's thinnest' is putting in extra hours to slim down further

As watches gain in sophistication, they tend to gain in size: the case diameter of some timepieces has expanded to as much as 48mm, and cases have become much thicker.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Time to party

Charity group Habitat for Humanity China threw a cocktail party last month at watchmaker Piaget's shop in Prince's Building, Central, to launch its fundraising efforts this year.

The organisation is taking bids on three Piaget custom watches until the charity's annual gala ball on April 27.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Marking time for humanity

Forget nickel and dimes, Habitat For Humanity is looking for big bucks for its charity events. It has convinced luxury watchmaker Piaget to donate three Altiplano watches for an auction.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Imelda missing from bejewelled throng

TIME was when no high-society event in Manila would be complete without the presence of Imelda Marcos.

But not even the fact that Imelda was one of Piaget's best customers during the days when she and her husband ran Philippines Inc could get her one of the sought-after gilt-edged invitations to the weekend bash that managing director Daniel Perel threw in Manila.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am