Multibrand retailer Elegant Watch & Jewellery celebrated the opening of its 3,300 sqft boutique in Pedder Street, with Zhang Yuping, chairman of Xinyu Hengdeli Holdings; Samuel Lee, CEO of Elegant Watch & Jewellery; Rita Hammerli-Weschke, Consul General of Switzerland; and actresses Huang Yi, Kate Tsui Tze-shan and Aimee Chan as officiating guests. Joining the VIPs were guests, collectors, connoisseurs and watch lovers, including Alex Cheung, managing director of the institutional banking business at DBS Bank in Hong Kong; and Gloria Chow, managing director, head, origination and client coverage, wholesale banking at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong). Actress Huang Yi, who flew from Shanghai to officiate at the opening ceremony, was invited on stage to share her passion for jewellery and watches. 'It's the inborn nature of women to be attracted to jewellery,' she said. 'Jewellery helps to bring out a woman's charismatic personality.' Lee said: 'It is evident that the luxury industry has had tremendous growth in China in the past years. As one of the most established retailers in Hong Kong, it is our responsibility and goal to provide top-class products and services to our clients. 'Our Central boutique is attended by well-informed, experienced and professional salespersons and GIA [Gemological Institute of America] jewellery experts, who are ready to provide the most updated and insightful information to our customers. 'We are dedicated to promoting the culture of haute horology and high-quality jewellery, which we see as a long-term contribution to the luxury industry, as well as our country.' Established in 1970, Elegant Watch & Jewellery is one of the most established and renowned retailers for watches and jewellery in Hong Kong.