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Cocktails Cap Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair's First Day
Watch Parade Showcases the Latest Watch and Clock Designs

Led by Fred Lam, HKTDC Executive Director, representatives of the watch and clock industry toast the 27th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair
Models showcase the very latest watch designs during the watch parade at the cocktail reception
Artist Wylie Chiu (left) and Rosemary model local designer watch brands

The runner-up (right) and merit award designs from the student division of the 25th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition

4 September 2008 - The first day of the 27th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair finished in style last night with a cocktail reception featuring local model Rosemary and artist Wylie Chiu showcasing the very latest in stylish timepieces.

The toast to the fair was made by Fred Lam, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC), and was followed by a watch parade featuring a selection of brand name watches being exhibited at the fair along with the winning designs of the 25th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition.

The first day of the fair attracted prominent buyers including Clock House Co Ltd of Japan, Fossil Inc of the United States, Louis Vuitton of France, Richemont of Switzerland, Swatch Group China from the Chinese mainland, Time Products Ltd of the United Kingdom and Toywatch of Italy.

"We have been visiting this fair for the past seven years and it is very useful for us. The quality of exhibitors is very good and we are always able to find good vendors and original equipment manufacturers" Hiroshi Watanable, Clock House Director of Merchandising said.

This year the HKTDC organised 2,725 buyers to visit the show, consisting of 64 missions representing 1,736 companies from 49 countries and regions. Missions invited include such prominent buying offices as Amita Corporation of Japan, Cartier Horologerie of Switzerland, International Watch Company of UAE, Les Nouveaux Bijoutiers of France, Moscow Time of Russia and the REWE Group from Germany.

Fair Website: http://hkwatchfair.hktdc.com

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About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, visit www.hktdc.com

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