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China

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Economy
Why luxury must cater to young Chinese

The latest McKinsey report on China paints a picture of young luxury consumers leading digital lives but still traditional in their purchasing habits. As the generation that will be making half of global luxury purchases in a very near future, best listen to what they have to say.

Monday, 13 May 2019
4 min read
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TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11
Culture
Sold out? Try China!

Like anywhere else, China's watch enthusiasts have their favourites. Patek Philippe's Nautilus Ref. 5711, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202, and pretty much anything by Richard Mille or Rolex have proved hugely popular these past four to five years. In contrast, models that sell well in other countries don't always appeal.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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François-Henry Bennahmias (CEO of Audemars Piguet) and Richard Liu (founder of JD.com) deliver the watch to the buyer
Economy
China’s largest watch retail alliance

In January, JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce platform, announced a strategic investment in Xinyu Group, China’s biggest offline watch retailer. The partnership will give rise to China’s largest watch retail alliance, if not the largest in the world.

Monday, 11 March 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Culture
Luxury brands and the red envelope

Another year, another moon. As the Asian - and specifically Chinese, South Korean and Hong Kong - markets gain traction in the world of luxury, more and more brands are finding ways to celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year.

Thursday, 21 February 2019
6 min read
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Culture
A pig on the dial

With 12 different animal symbols, the Chinese zodiac is an amusing as well as exotic theme for animal-loving watch collectors – and not only from China.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Shining Zhu
4 min read
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Peter Xu
Economy
China, the kingmaker

China can raise a brand to the pantheon of luxury just as easily as it can dash it to the ground. With this Damoclean sword dangling over them, brands are multiplying initiatives. We look at what Bulgari is doing.

Monday, 11 February 2019
5 min read
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Economy
Switzerland's watch economy drops down a gear

The Swiss watch industry came out of 2018 on a high, catching up exports to post a 6.3% rise at CHF 21.2 billion. However, figures indicate that growth peaked during the first six months and that the current slowdown will continue into 2019.

Monday, 04 February 2019
4 min read
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Culture
The ideal Christmas watch

Jesus was born on December 25th so that watchmakers can end the year on a record month, and the reason the holiday season is such a success is down to a foolproof formula that's impossible to resist.

Friday, 21 December 2018
5 min read
Richemont head quarters near Geneva
Economy
2018: the year watchmaking went digital

Mammoth takeovers, serial partnerships, crowdfunding, new brands... in this year of renewed growth for the Swiss watch industry, the digital economy has become a vital relay for luxury.

Monday, 17 December 2018
4 min read
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