Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair – The eighth World Brand Piazza Grade 1 Replica Watches

Swiss watch exports made further gains in July 2017, growing 3.6% to CHF1.7 billion as compared to the same month in 2016. This was the third consecutive month of growth for Swiss watch exports, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Swiss watch exports had been on a long and steep decline for some 21 months before achieving a recovery in March 2017 with the 7.5% growth to CHF1.59 billion as compared to the same month in 2016. Watch shipments to Hong Kong in March 2017 recorded a positive growth of 18% after 25 months of consecutive declines.

Now, we’ll have to provide the brand a little bit of latitude when it comes to observing this anniversary — the very first Corum Coin Watch premiered in 1964, and naturally, we are now in 2015 (51 years after). The way to get about that little detail? Well, using coins minted in 2014. And, other than the hole drilled in them to find the fundamental arbor through, there are no visible alterations to this coin.Provided the sapphire crystal upward top remains in one piece, it’s likely a coin that will never see any other alterations or wear. As is appropriate for your Corum Coin Watch, the faces of the case (36mm for the gold, 43mm for its silver) feature a coin border — possibly the very best use of this particular concluding suggestion. In my eyes, the bezel surrounding the crystal also has the expression of a coin, which provides the appearance, then, of only having a coin having some lugs attached that is sitting in your wrist.I myself’ve been a coin collector (though, I think I’ve some birth-year coins wrapped around), so I am definitely not the goal for your 50th Anniversary version of this Corum Coin Watch. That said, when it has to do with a watch with an overall theme, this is about the simplest, cohesive illustration I could maintain up. If you would like to pick one up for yourself (or your great-great grandson, according to the marketing stuff), then you may either buy one separately, or get yourself a pair — as a good coin collector does, I suppose. There’ll be 100 of each made available, together with all the 22kt gold version going for $22,400, as well as the .925 silver commanding a price of $12,100. If you find yourself collecting both coins and watches, then, I can’t think of a better view to flaunt both passions at the identical moment.
Swiss watch shipments to Hong Kong were still down by a quarter or 25.4% from January to July 2017 as compared to the same period in 2015. However, between January 2017 to July 2017 vis-à-vis the same period in 2016, Swiss watch exports to Hong Kong rose 2.9% to CHF1.4 billion. For the month of July 2017 alone, watch shipments to Hong Kong rose 16.8% to CHF204.8 million as compared to the same period in 2016. Analysts have cautioned that such data may not be entirely accurate due to seasonal effects and that inventory that has been “bought back” are not taken into account.

Nonetheless, such a positive economic backdrop for Swiss watch exports may bode well for the eighth World Brand Piazza hosted by Prince Jewellery & Watch Company at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2017.

The eighth World Brand Piazza

World Brand Piazza entrance © Timmy Tan

Held from 5th to 9th September 2017, the World Brand Piazza has been organised by Prince Jewellery & Watch Company since 2010. It showcases important timepieces from major international brands. For the 2017 edition, the eighth show for Prince Jewellery & Watch Company, thirteen watch brands are participating: Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Corum, DeWitt, Franck Muller, Glashutte Original, Jacob & Co., Jaquet Droz, Juvenia, Montblanc, Piaget and Zenith. With Swiss watch exports back into positive territory, thirteen may not be such an unlucky number after all.

The key highlights for the World Brand Piazza are unique timepieces, namely the Billionaire Tourbillon Watch that is being retailed at HKD160 million (around USD20.4 million) and the Astronomia Solar Tourbillon priced at HKD2.8 million (around USD357,800), both of which are from Jacob & Co.

Jacob & Co.’s Billionaire Tourbillon Watch features 239 emerald-cut diamonds, including one single three-carat stone, with the total weight amounting to a whopping 260 carats. The Astronomia Solar Tourbillon Watch has a 3D model simulating the Moon’s revolution around planet Earth.

The eighth World Brand Piazza

Billionaire Tourbillon Watch by Jacob & Co. © Timmy Tan

Founded in 1984 by Dr Jimmy Tang, Prince Jewellery & Watch Company’s first retail shop was located at Hankow Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. In 2016, in the midst of all the doom and gloom facing the watch industry, especially in Hong Kong, Prince Jewellery & Watch Company had in July 2016 officially opened two new branches in the shopping hub of Yuen Long. The shops are located in Yuen Long Plaza and Yuen Long Castle Peak Road in the New Territories. Prince Jewellery & Watch Company currently has 16 branches across Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau.

The eighth World Brand Piazza

Dr. Emily Tang and Dr. Jimmy Tang © Timmy Tan