Swiss watch brands mull fu­ture of HK show

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

The Swiss or­ga­nizer of an an­nual Hong Kong watch fair and some of the ex­hibit­ing brands are con­sid­er­ing hold­ing the event ev­ery other year amid de­clin­ing sales in the in­dus­try’s largest mar­ket. The Fon­da­tion de la Haute Hor­logerie in 2013 start­edWatches & Won­ders, as the ex­hi­bi­tion is known, branch­ing out from the two big­gest trade shows in Switzer­land, the SIHH and Basel­world. While this year’s fair will take place, the group is in talks with ex­hibitors on the fu­ture for­mat of the show, ac­cord­ing to Richard Mille, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the name­sake in­de­pen­dent watch­maker.

WU XIAOCHUAN / FOR CHINA DAILY

Thou­sands of ducks are be­ing dried in Pengzhou, Sichuan prov­ince, in prepa­ra­tion for the Spring Fes­ti­val, which falls on Feb 8. Pengzhou is well known for its ducks, which sell for be­tween 25 yuan ($3.8) and 100 yuan each.

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