Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2012

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Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2012

Postby prnews on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:45 pm

Contemporary feats of watchmaking and watch design are featured at the 2012 event
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13 Aug 2012 – Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd, the 31st Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair will be held from 5-9 September, 2012, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). There is a strong emphasis on international brands and watch parades will show the latest models in fashion presentations.

The popular Brand Name Gallery (BNG) once again presents licensed and original branded watches, as well as fine fashion labels and designer collections. The Gallery will gather about 120 brands.

A time for celebration
The USA brand, Hush Puppies Timepieces launches its 10th anniversary watch at the 2012 fair. Conforming to the original Hush Puppies casual style, the model features typical Hush Puppies leather material and bears the “10th Anniversary” stamp. The dial shows only the numeral ‘10’ to celebrate the anniversary event.

Hong Kong's first tourbillon watch brand, Memorigin, is cooperating with the famous designer Kan Tai Keung to introduce Kan’s 70th Birthday Series at the last day BNG Public Day. Memorigin will also invite a professional watchmaker to demonstrate how this feat of watchmaking, ie the tourbillon, counters the effects of gravity to improve accuracy.

Watches from the World
Peter Tanisman SA, a brand from Switzerland, introduces its CARROUSEL collection, a perfect watch for the modern women. This Carrousel watch was nominated for the “Watch of the Year 2011” Trophy organized by the Swiss magazine “Montres Passion”.

Temporis, a famous Hong Kong brand, is introducing its new Le Bonheur collection, a simple yet stylish design with a romantic French feel. It will also host a solo watch parade with Ms Myolie Wu, spokesperson and famous artist, presenting the runway show.

On the other hand, the Chinese Timekeeper beautifully exemplifies the Chinese culture in the Chinese Timekeeper three hands automatic with jade. With strong appeal to both the hearts and minds of collectors of Chinese objets d'art, the watch's design with 10 pieces of jade offers a rare visual treat to all viewers.

Zerone, another Hong Kong brand name, has invited 6 designers or artists from Hong Kong and Japan to have the “5+1 crossover” collection, which included Mr. Jan Lamb (DJ/ Artists), SK8THING (Graphic Designer),Hiroaki Masuda (Shoe Designer), Michiharu Shimoda (Graphic Designer/ Musician), Motoki Mizoguchi(Graphic Designer) and TORU EYE (Shop Director of “Title”), to show their innovative design.

Exploring Local Design
As one of the Hong Kong brand name, CLICK Watches have ingeniously re-appropriated these 'retro-tonics' into an entirely new way to show digital watch functions. Keypad watch is a new product of CLICK from a concept of calculator, number pad and digital locker. It’s totally different from the conventional watch as seen in the display.

NUMLOCK watches’ Color-Psycho collection is according to color psychological definitions, means wearing of certain selected colors will bring encouraging & constructive implications and soothing the soul. The collection was selected as “Design-souvenir” for Tokyo Designers Week during 2009 & 2011.
With these and many more creative watches, BNG Public Day, to be held on the last day of the fair, is expected to attract many members of the public. Events in three major themes - sporty watches, elegant or luxury watches and ready-to-wear watches - will be held within the Wine Cellar in the Grand Hall.

Showcase for Luxury Items
To reach the world’s large luxury market, the fair's World Brand Piazza showcases rare timepieces from some of the world's most renowned watchmakers, including A. Lange & Söhne、Audemars Piguet、Blancpain、Breguet、Chopard、Franck Muller、IWC、Jaeger-LeCoultre、Panerai、Piaget、Roger Dubuis and Ulysse Nardin. The Piazza is sponsored by \\\ //// Jewellery & Watch. Another zone, Pageant of Eternity, will feature high quality complete watch. Buyers catering to a quality-conscious market will find the Pageant of Eternity the answer to their sourcing needs.

In response to the growing market demand for suppliers of goods in small quantities, the “Small-Order Zone” will be set up at the Hall 1B concourse specifically to showcase products suitable for ordering in small quantities of 50-1,000 pieces.

Expertise exchanging news
The 2012 Asian Watch Conference during the fair, an important industry event, has invited Mr Shang Jianguang, CEO & Executive Director, China Haidian Holdings Ltd, to be the keynote speaker. Mr Shang is an icon of the Chinese mainland watch & clock industry. Also invited to speak are the representative of GfK Group, one of the largest market research companies in the world, who will present a Seminar on “China and European Watch Markets”. A seminar on “BRICS Market for Watches” and the Hong Kong International Watch Forum are also important information events during the fair period.

The 29th Watch and Clock Design Competition is always a highlight of the fair. Winning & final entries will be displayed at Hall 1 Concourse during the fair. This year the competition has received over 220 entries.

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