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Watch & Clock Design Winners Feature Travel Themes
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair Opens Next Month

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 At today’s press conference, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau (centre), HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Elise Tsui (left) and Sze Wai-hung (right) introduce this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, 4-8 September, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
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 Geoffrey Edward Kao (left), Vice-Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd, presents the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Design Competition’s Student Group Championship award to Cheung Sui-Cheung (centre)
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 David Lai (left), President of the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd, congratulates Tam Kwok-Tung (centre), the Watch & Clock Design Competition’s Open Group winner
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 Cally Kwong, a guest judge of the competition and owner of Cally K Jewellery, attends the press conference
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Open Group winning designs (left to right): “Invisible,” “Face/Off” and “Les Moments”

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 Winners of the Student Group are honoured at today’s press conference. They are (left to right): Waily Kin (merit award), So Tze-lok (merit award), Cheung Sui-cheung (champion), Au Ka-kin (first runner-up) and Wong Lai-ching (second runner-up)
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 A watch parade at today’s press conference features a selection of watches that will be on display at the fair’s Timepiece Extravaganza
22 August 2013 – The winners of the 30th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition were announced today by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), organiser of the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair. The world’s largest watch and clock show opens 4 September and continues through 8 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Roadster Watch
The design competition’s Open Group Champion was Tam Kwok Tung. His winning entry, “Face/Off,” features a bezel that works like the retractable roof of a roadster. The watch opens and closes to allow for the replacement of movements and dials, depending on the occasion or the mood of the wearer. 

Space Time
The Student Group’s top prize went to Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)'s Cheung Sui Cheung. His winning watch design, “Shuttle,” was created as a tribute to the Russian space programme’s 1961 launch of the first man into space. The sleek watch’s hour and minute hands slide on independent tracks, as if the watch were a shuttle travelling through space. The 28 winners and finalists of this year’s design competition will be on display, in the Hall 1 Concourse, throughout the Watch and Clock fair.

Timepiece Extravaganza
Show highlights this year will include Timepiece Extravaganza, an expanded version of the popular Brand Name Gallery, focusing on top-end brands and designer collections. Timepiece Extravaganza will feature more than 140 brands and include the following thematic zones: World Brand Piazza, Chic & Trendy, Craft Treasure and Renaissance Moment.

World Brand Piazza will showcase a dozen high-end brands: Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, FRANCK MULLER, Glashütte Original, H. Moser, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. Renaissance Moment will spotlight European brands, including the United Kingdom’s Aston Martin, Germany’s Elysee and France’s Yves Bertin.

Other special areas will include the Small-Order Zone, offering more than 70 showcase units, and the Pageant of Eternity, focusing on complete watches.

Special Events
The Hong Kong International Watch Forum and the Asian Watch Conference are among the special events taking place at the fair. A variety of product launches and watch parades will also be presented.

Public day for Timepiece Extravaganza, 8 September, will feature a watch-making demonstration and several sessions, including one by watch expert Noel Wong. Public Day will also include lucky draws and offer select watches for sale.

Selling Time
In the first six months of this year, Hong Kong exported US$4.5 billion (HK$35.3 billion) worth of timepieces, parts and components, up some two per cent, year-on-year. Switzerland, the United States and the Chinese mainland were Hong Kong’s top three export markets.

Winning entries of the 30th Hong Kong Watch and Clock Design Competition
http://filesharing.tdc.org.hk/hktdc/download.php?fid=_phpmef8oI  

Website
www.hktdc.com/hkwatchfair

Video
Design Awards Set Stage for World's Largest Watch & Clock Fair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFLVucYJKk

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:

Joe Kainz
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
A statutory body 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 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com. 

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