Swiss watch brands mull future of HK show
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.
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.