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Report on unrest in Hong Kong

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September 2019


Report on unrest in Hong Kong

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve heard nothing but bad news from the watchmaking metropolis, the historic hub of Swiss watches in Asia. The trade dispute between China and the United States, and political tensions with Beijing, have put the city in a very bad position. Could the heart of watch trade leave the island for the mainland? A long-term shift seems to be underway, with current events acting only as an accelerator.

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e can all bring to mind recent images of crowds of protesters gathered in Hong Kong’s streets, with giant Breitling or Omega advertisements in the background. However, when we arrive at the international airport one Monday in September, everything is calm.


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