he 41st HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and 10th Salon de TE, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd, run under the brand new EXHIBITION+ model which integrates online and offline shows, bringing together more than 200 exhibitors.
The physical fairs run from 7 to 11 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), while the online exhibition will run from 7 until 18 September, helping global watch traders explore business opportunities both in person and online. The physical fairs at the HKCEC will be open to industry buyers and also to the general public, offering watch lovers the opportunity to shop for precious timepieces.
The Watch & Clock Fair has long been regarded as an effective business platform for manufacturers and buyers, while Salon de TE introduces some of the best-known branded watches.
Sophia Chong, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said: “Hong Kong’s total exports of watches and clocks were valued at HK$32.1 billion from January to July this year. The export index for timepieces rose to 34.6 in the second quarter from 19.7 in the first quarter of 2022, indicating that watch exporters are becoming more optimistic regarding the industry outlook. This year’s fairs will give exhibitors and buyers the chance to explore more business opportunities through the physical fairs and online platform. What’s more, Asia’s fashion spotlight CENTRESTAGE will be held concurrently at the HKCEC from 9 to 11 September, so public visitors will be able to enjoy the latest collections from more than 280 watch and fashion brands and use their consumption vouchers to make purchases.”
Salon de TE will once again feature a series of top-tier international brands and designer collections. Sponsored by Prince Jewellery & Watch for the 12th consecutive year, World Brand Piazza will present 12 renowned international brands, including Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Corum, CVSTOS, Franck Muller, Glashutte Original, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget and Sarcar Geneve.