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First single-brand shop Grand Opening of New Hublot Shop in Plaza 66 of Shanghai

(02/2008) Swiss watch brand, Hublot, boldly ushered its first single-brand shop in Asia Pacific region to Plaza 66 of Shanghai. The grand opening ceremony was held at its new shop in the evening of February 18 2008 whereas the Private Dinner held at the Bund Ballroom of Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai at night also received tremendous support from over 100 guests, including glamorous celebrities and socialites such as Mr Donnie Yan, the contemporary action movie star.

On the eve of its 175th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to extend within its natural environment

(02/2008) Jaeger-LeCoultre, a key economic player in the Vallée de Joux, is announcing the largest extension in its history. The site of the Manufacture, currently spread over 16,000 square metres, will be enlarged by a further 9000 square metres by the year 2010. Loyal to its historical roots within an exceptional natural setting nestling between lake and forests on the outskirts of Le Sentier, the watch Manufacture has chosen to pursue its development within the brand’s historical cradle, to which the new building will be linked by astutely designed architectural elements.

Prix Suisse de la campagne horlogère 2007 Girard-Perregaux communication campaign awarded

(11/2007) Girard-Perregaux advertising campaign has been awarded by the Jury of the “Prix Suisse de la campagne horlogère 2007”, with a special prize for its concept. With “WAIT”, Girard-Perregaux chose to re-assert the value of time. For the really good things in life, the most precious ones, the rarest, the authentically unique ones, all need time. Time for them to be created, or simply for being understood. For those who can foretell their immense value, it’s well worth waiting for all the time that is needed.

New sales concept: opening of the first LANGE HOME OF TIME in Dresden

(09/2007) With a new sales concept, the traditional watch brand A. Lange & Söhne creates a new world of experience outside its manufactory. The first of these exclusive new stores was inaugurated by CEO Fabian Krone on 8 September 2007 at Töpferstrasse 8 in Dresden. Here, a World of Lange on a smaller scale has been created, a special place where time has a home and where visitors are invited to encounter the history and philosophy of A. Lange & Söhne.

Ten successful years of apprenticeship training and new apprentices at Lange

(08/2007) Twelve young men and women today begin their watchmaking apprenticeship at this traditional manufactory for exclusive mechanical timepieces in Saxony. After a warm welcome to the inhouse Watchmaking School from Lange’s Head of the Manufactory Tino Bobe and their future training supervisors, the new apprentices received their tools and the characteristic white watchmaker's smock.

New watch-boutique in Beijing Girard-Perregaux opens its first ever boutique in China

(07/2007) Girard-Perregaux has invited a hundred of journalists to the Grand Opening of its new watch-boutique in Beijing. Located in the financial district, this modern and refined shop is the first-ever boutique in China, and the third in the world dedicated exclusively to the Brand. During the press conference, Luigi Macaluso, President of Girard-Perregaux, expressed its pride to inaugurate this boutique. Indeed, this opening testifies the importance the Brand attaches to China.

HUBLOT takes hold of Paris

(03/2007) Hublot is establishing a new territory in a bid to take the French capital by storm with its high-tech showcase in the Rue Saint Honoré 271, a tailor-made space devoted entirely to the Art of Fusion. Remaining true to his visionary spirit, Jean-Claude Biver has developed an exclusive sales concept for the new space by offering a range of world premiere models.

HUBLOT puts miss Romandy in a box

(02/2007) A masterpiece of technological innovation, the web now occupies a major place in the communication world. The House of Hublot is fully aware of the stakes and hopes to blow the web away! Six months after the launch of Hublot TV, Jean-Claude Biver gathered and analysed the attendance figures and interest of Hublot fans. He concluded it to be a resounding success with over 9,000 visitors a day.

Many VIPS and clients Vacheron Constantin inaugurates an exclusive new boutique in China

(01/2007) On January 18th 2007, Vacheron Constantin opened its 16th exclusive boutique in Hangzhou, while taking the opportunity to present its Platinum Excellence Collection. The team of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific, represented in particular by its Managing Director Jean-Michel Paray, as well as Charlie Lai, Managing Director of Hong Kong and China of Vacheron Constantin, were accompanied for this special occasion by Jane Fong, Managing Director of Shenzhen Harmony World Watch Centre and Xu Dong Cheng, President of Shenzhen Harmony World Watch Centre, Vacheron Constantin’s ambassadors and partners in Hangzhou.

Third watch boutique Glashütte Original Extends Presence in China

(12/2006) With the inauguration of the new Glashütte Original boutique in Macao, the German luxury watch manufactory continues its expansion in China. Its third watch boutique in the Middle Kingdom after Ningbo and Chongqing is managed in cooperation with the exclusive jeweler Enoch International Company, Ltd.

A Contribution to Watch Culture Sixth Class of Watchmakers Begins Education at Glashütte Original’s Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking

(08/2006) Selected out of over 200 applications twelve beginning watchmakers began their education at Glashütte Original’s Alfred Helwig School of Watchmaking August 21st, 2006, at 9:30 am. With a plea to their honesty and commitment Glashütte Original’s managing director of production Günter Wiegand turned the new apprentices into the hands of Uwe Bahr and his educational team during a formal ceremony. This is the fifth class to go through the school since its opening in 2001.

Those were the loveliest three years of my life so far Formal Completion of Education at the Watchmaking School Alfred Helwig

(07/2006) For the third time the watch manufactory Glashütte Original said good bye to 12 graduates of the company’s owned watchmaking school "Alfred Helwig" on July 17th, 2006. After three years of apprenticeship the young watchmakers will enter the world of work. This important moment was appreciated with a ceremonial act in the manufactory’s atrium.

Magazine for Contemporaries Corporate Magazine Momentum Receives Two BCP Awards

(06/2006) The Glashütte Original watch manufactory’s customer magazine Momentum - Magazine for Contemporaries was honored with this year’s Best of Corporate Publishing Award (BCP). This award is given out each year to the best corporate publications in Europe during a conference of the industry association Forum Corporate Publishing (FCP) in Munich. On Wednesday, June 28, 2006, the magazine was presented with first prize in the consumer publication category and second prize in the print-online category.

Historical Establishment of the German Watch Museum Glashütte

(03/2006) The gonging of a vintage Glashütte grandfather clock by Karl W. Höhnel at exactly 12:00 on March 16, 2006, in the Glashütte Original manufactory’s atrium marked the historical establishment of the German Watch Museum Glashütte - Nicolas G. Hayek foundation. For this occasion, CEO of Swatch Group AG, Nick Hayek, jr., journeyed from Switzerland to join local mayor Frank Reichel and Glashütte Original’s managing director Dr. Frank Müller to seal the foundation’s establishment by signing the official paperwork.

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