The biggest event in the world of horology, Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, will have its official opening on September 5. The fair will last for four days, and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) in the organization of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries LTD (HKCEC). The general orientation of the 31st edition of the event is towards the international brands, as well as toward the all the latest fashion trends in the watchmaking. The most popular section of the exhibition named Brand Name Gallery will showcase the products of 120 watch manufacturers, while the most exceptional pieces of the selected high-end brands will once again be displayed at World Brand Piazza.
The event that takes place in Hong Kong is the largest of all similar happenings in the industry, simply because of its sheer volume which can be clearly visible in the fact that its last edition included products from 700 companies from the entire globe. The entire conception of Honk Kong Watch & Clock Fair is to display the products from all around the world to trade buyers who visit it in order to buy various kinds of timepieces which will they later retail. In its previous edition, this fair attracted nearly 17,000 trade buyers from 100 countries. This year, the list of buyers includes the major watch retailers from India, Malaysia, Ukraine and China.
Public Day before the Closing
Still, Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is not completely shut for the public. For the fourth year in a row, the largest industry fair will be open to all interested watch enthusiasts on the final day of the exhibition. Public day, which will be held on September 9, will enable the visitors to buy the products they like, as well as to attend various watch presentations and to meet the spokespersons or ambassadors of the brands.
As it is customary, the biggest horological treat of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair will be World Brand Piazza, the section of the happening dedicated solely to the top watches that are produced by some of the most renowned and successful luxury watchmakers. This part of the fair was introduced for the first time just two years ago. After the immense initial success, the list of brand names that display their timekeepers at World Brand Piazza was expanded to 12 manufacturers. The same line-up will be featured once again, and the visitors in Hong Kong will have the privilege to inspect the new timepieces by A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Franck Muller, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Panerai, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin.
Besides, the organizers of the watch fair in Hong Kong also announced that this exhibition will be the venue of important industry events, such as the Hong Kong International Watch Forum and the Asian Watch Conference. It is also announced that the special jury of the event will pick the winner of the event’s design competition which will be organized for the 29th year in a row.