Hublot’s Second Store In Dalian Opens In Glory

On December 1, 2012, Hublot, a Swiss top watch brand owned by LVMH, a world-renowned luxury goods group, is the northern pearl of Dalian-Dalian’s second store in Mackay Plaza Pedestrian Street gloriously opened.

Hublot Board Chairman Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, famous movie star Zhang Fengyi cut the ribbon for the store opening as a guest of honor, (from left: Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, Mr. Zhang Fengyi, McKay Dalian General Ms. Ju Jing, general manager of the store, Mr. Liu Zhongyang, general manager of Dalian Jinhua Watch & Jewellery Company)

 On December 1, 2012, Hublot, a Swiss top watch brand owned by LVMH, a world-renowned luxury goods group, opened its second store in Dalian, the northern pearl, in Dalian Mackay Plaza Pedestrian Street. Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, Chairman of the Hublot Global Board of Directors, and the famous movie star Zhang Fengyi cut the ribbon for the opening of the store as the guest of honor. This top-of-the-line watch from Lake Geneva, Switzerland has created a strong Swiss style in the Mackay store: Swiss cows, the cheese of Mr. Beaver’s own farm, the traditional Swiss watchmaking industry and the 21st century innovative watchmaking Hublot, a bold combination of technology and low-key luxury store decoration, all convey the brand concept of ‘integrated art’.

Mr. Beaver, Mr. Zhang Fengyi and Mr. Liu Zhongyang wrote a message for Hublot’s new store on cows with strong Swiss flavor

 Hublot’s Dalian McKay store covers an area of ​​86 square meters. It is the second boutique created by Hublot after the Dalian InterContinental Hotel Store and Friendship Mall counter, and the largest partner in the Northeast market-Dalian Jinhua Watches. shop. This brand-new store is located at the entrance of Mackay Square Pedestrian Street. The whole store adhering to the brand concept of ‘art of fusion’, perfect fusion of various materials: stainless steel, carbon fiber, aluminum alloy, wood, leather, natural rubber and glass. The iconic distinguished black is subtly combined with low-key luxurious high-tech elements. Dare to fuse rare materials between square inches is the most prominent feature of Hublot, and this concept also plays a decisive role in the design of the specialty store-the black marble floor with leather furniture, glass and alloy Material counters are integrated with high-tech details.

Mr. Beaver enthusiastically entertains guests visiting Hublot boutiques with Swiss cheese

 Dalian Jinhua Watch & Clock, which has a 20-year history of cooperation with top Swiss brands, provides strong support for the vigorous development of Hublot with its ultra-precision service, top-level luxury shopping environment, and grasp of the pulse of the luxury world.

Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, Chairman of the Hublot Board of Directors

 In order to celebrate the grand opening of the store, the legend of the Swiss watch industry, Chairman of Hublot’s global board of directors, Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, came to Dalian to preside over the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mr. Beaver said: ‘Dalian is one of the most important markets for Hublot in China’s development strategy. We are also very happy to see that Hublot has won Dalian’s senior watch collectors and high-end consumers in just two years. We are full of confidence in the future development of Hublot! ‘

Mr. Beaver appreciates Hublot with Mr. Zhang Fengyi

Mr. Beaver appreciates Hublot with Mr. Zhang Fengyi

 The famous film star Zhang Fengyi, who has always been shown on the screen as a tough guy, was invited to attend the opening ribbon cutting ceremony. He said: ‘Hublot is a top luxury watch. Unlike traditional watches, each Hublot has a distinctive personality, memorable and full of unusual charm. I like it very much. Sports, I also particularly appreciate Hublot’s ‘art of fusion’ and the coexistence of sport and elegance. I am honored to attend today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony! ‘

Hublot Dalian McKay Store

 This year coincides with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Dalian Jinhua Watch & Jewellery Co., Ltd. In this occasion, Hublot also launched a limited edition watch of ‘Classic Fusion Jinlong’ for the 20th anniversary of Jinhua-the new ‘Classic Fusion Jinlong’ With a diameter of 45 mm, the ancient Chinese has the noble and honorable dragon-shaped relief embossed on the black dial of Hublot. The black ceramic bezel highlights the low-key luxury. The 20 o’clock at the 3 o’clock pane and the figures engraved on the case back 1992-2012 and The words Jinhua imply the 20th anniversary of Jinhua Watches. This is also the first time that Hublot has specially customized a limited edition watch for a Chinese partner, which perfectly reflects the sincere partnership between Hublot and Jinhua Watches. This watch is limited to 50 pieces and is only available in Dalian.

Swiss Watch Exports In The First Half Of 2012 Increased By 16% Year-on-year

The latest data released by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry shows that the export of the Swiss watch industry in the first half of this year continued to maintain strong growth on the basis of excellent performance in 2011.
Total exports amounted to 10.1 billion Swiss francs (this is the first time that it has exceeded the 10 billion Swiss franc mark in the middle of the year), a significant year-on-year increase of 16.4%.
The first six months of this year continued to maintain steady growth. Except for April, each month showed double-digit growth, but in April also reached 8.5% growth. So far, exports have shown no signs of slowing down. Among them, the value of exports in June increased by 21.7% year-on-year, the largest monthly increase since the beginning of the year.
Although the economic situation in Europe is still uncertain, China’s economic growth has continued to slow down, and has reached a very high level of growth last year. The industry still maintains a good growth trend, and it is predicted that this year’s growth will even exceed last year.
Although the number of watch exports was 14.1 million, which is almost the same as the same period last year (an increase of 1.4%), its value increased by 16.9% to 9.5 billion Swiss francs, and thus occupied the largest share of total exports.
High-end watches (those whose export prices exceed 3,000 Swiss francs are big winners, and their exports have increased by 25.4%, especially precious metal models have shown strong growth. Exports of low-end and mid-end watches have grown slowly, and low-end watches (prices below 200 Swiss Francs) exports fell slightly (1.9%).
The 15 major markets in the first half of 2012 showed the following trends:

 Ranking
 country / region
 Export value *
 Growth rate **

 1
 Hong Kong
 2,175
 + 25.7%

 2
 United States
 1,074
 + 18.3%

 3
 China
 834
 + 16.2%

 4
 France
 615
 -1.7%

 5
 Singapore
 539
 + 6.7%

 6
 Germany
 536
 + 35.7%

 7
 Italy
 536
 + 8.6%

 8
 Japan
 504
 + 31.3%

 9
 United arab emirates
 404
 + 13.0%

 10
 United Kingdom
 337
 + 16.9%

 11
 Taiwan
 227
 + 34.2%

 12
 Korea
 225
 + 29.8%

 13
 Spain
 168
 -0.2%

 14
 Saudi Arabia
 160
 18.1%

 15
 Thailand
 135
 + 4.7%

* In millions of Swiss francs
**% compared to the first half of 2011
(Rounded to the million.)

Hong Kong is still the most important and strongest export market for Swiss watches and clocks. Its exports to Hong Kong are twice that of its second largest market, the United States. The growth of the United States market has also managed to maintain a high level. The growth rate in China does slow down, but it is still in line with the global average.
The strong growth in the German market has improved the overall level of Europe, while France, the fourth largest market for watch exports, has fallen slightly. Spain also declined slightly, with the Italian market growing 8.6%, below average growth. In the Asian market, Singapore and Thailand are both growing at less than 30%.