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Blancpain opens its largest China store yet

Timepiece brand Blancpain has opened its largest store yet in China in Beijing.

Swatch Group profit lowest for seven years

Swatch Group, the maker of Omega and Tissot timepieces, has reported its lowest first-half profit in seven years.

Swatch Group reports earnings decline

Swatch Group, parent of Tissot, Omega and Blancpain, amongst other brands, has reported its first earnings decline in six years.

Hyundai displays $50m worth of watches

Korea’s Hyundai Department Store will reveal a 490 million won (US$453,500) Swiss luxury watch this month.

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 caref…

Swatch hotel merges retail, art, leisure

On Shanghai’s famous riverside boulevard, The Bund, stands a unique concept where Swiss watchmaker Swatch has merged retail, art, hotel and dining in an immersive brand experience. Housed in a historic building, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel is home to artists who live and work there – and there are seven themed suites for paying guests, a rooftop terrace and a restaurant Shook! operated by Singapore-based YTL Hotels. On the ground floor fronting the street are boutiques for some of Swatch …

Blancpain opens third Shanghai boutique

Swiss watch brand opens its largest boutique in China.