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Macau watch fest expands to gems

Luxury travel retailer DFS Group has opened its sixth annual DFS Masters of Time collection in Macau.

This year’s collection of 400 fine watches – and for the first time, jewelry items – from 40 of the world’s most prestigious brands is on display at T Galleria by DFS, the anchor of The Shoppes at Four Seasons.

The collection will remain for public sale and viewing until February 28.

Harold Brooks, president, global merchandising with DFS Group said the collection has been carefully curated.

“We review important trends and ideas to seek out masterpieces that will satisfy the desires – and in some cases, the dreams – of our customers. This year’s collection represents the world’s largest retail exhibition of fine watches – and for the first time – fine jewellery. Visitors will discover an unparalleled range of pieces from an incredible universe of brands.”

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The 2014 Masters of Time collection was unveiled at an exclusive gala event on December 6, attended by more than 400 guests pioneering individuals.

Watch industry veteran Jean-Claude Biver said after hearing about the Master of Time over the past years and finally experiencing it for the first time, he wished he had come earlier. “DFS has truly outdone itself with the breadth, creativity and innovation of this collection – it showcases the best in the world of watchmaking. Guests are in for a phenomenal experience.”

T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive watch and jewelry shopping spaces in Asia, featuring over 45 brands. It includes a one-of-a-kind T Timepieces concept store showcasing specially-selected offerings by independent watchmakers as well as exclusive vintage collections by prestigious brands.

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Among them: Arnold & Son, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Bulgari, Chopard, Chaumet, Christophe Claret, Corum, De Beers, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux, Glashütte Original, Greubel Forsey, H. Moser & Cie, Hermès, Hublot, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jaquet Droz, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Vuitton, Manufacture Royale, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Omega, Roger Dubuis, Tiffany & Co., Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Zenith.

The DFS Masters of Time is part of the DFS Masters Collection, a signature series of global exhibitions and collections. It demonstrates the leadership and innovation of Hong Kong-based DFS in curating and creating exceptional experiences across its four pillars of luxury: Wines and Spirits, Beauty and Fragrances, Watches and Jewelry, and Fashion and Accessories.

DFS Group has 420 locations in three continents, its network including duty-free stores in 18 major global airports, 14 downtown galleria stores and affiliate and resort locations. The DFS Group is privately held and majority owned by LVMH. In 2012, Over 200 million travellers visited DFS stores

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