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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Hublot Opens Boutiques East and West, Audemars Piguet and Michael Schumacher, and Tourneau Adds Rolex
Jet Li, Million Dollar Watch Help Open Hublot China Boutique Hublot opened its third and largest boutique in China in the Oriental Plaza, one of most prosperous iconic shopping malls in downtown Beijing. At the event, the Swiss luxury watch brand welcomed its newest brand ambassador, actor and martial arts expert, Jet Li. And to make things a little more interesting Hublot revealed the Big Bang One Million $ Lady watch. The 38 mm timepiece features 880 baguette diamonds, adding up to more than 48 carats. Made from white gold by master stone-setters using an “invisible set” technique, which magnifies the brilliance of the diamonds, it was introduced at the BaselWorld tradeshow in April 2010.
Audemars Piguet Welcomes Schumacher
Who’s that looking sharp with his Audemars Piguet watch? Why that’s none other than the greatest racecar driver off all time, Michael Schumacher. Audemars Piguet CEO Philippe Merk officially welcomed the famed German driver into the watch brand’s family during an event in Dusseldorf, Germany. Schumacher’s seven world championship titles, 68 pole positions, 91 victories and 154 podium finishes on all the world’s major tracks make him the greatest racing driver of all time. After his return to competition in 2010, next season, he will be competing in the 18th world championship of his career.
Hublot Unveils ‘Bal Harbour’ Watches and Boutique
Hublot opened its first U.S. boutique in Bal Harbour, Fla. To honor the opening the Swiss luxury watch brand presented two timepieces in limited edition of 25 pieces: The King Power Aero All Black “Bal Harbour” and an Aero Bang “Bal Harbour.” Both models are for sale in Bal Harbour boutique.
Tourneau Store Opens Rolex Boutique
The Tourneau watch store at The Plaza at King of Prussia has opened a specialty Rolex boutique inside the store just in time for the holidays. A grand opening celebration was held Dec. 3-5. The mall and store are located in King of Prussia, Pa.
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I am a freelance writer and editor who covers the luxury jewelry and watch industry for several publications, including Forbes.com the Financial Times, Hong Kong-based JewelleryNetAsiaand the Italian jewelry magazine, VO+. In addition, I have my own blog covering the jewelry and watch industry, Jewelry News Network.