Swiss Confederation and People’s Republic of China have recently announced the Official “Free Trade” agreement between the two countries and Hublot has been chosen to create the commemorative Official Watch. This watch will be presented by Jean-Claude Biver and Swiss Confederation Officials in Beijing at the 2014 Sino-Swiss Economic Forum.
The 2014 Sino-Swiss Economic Forum, aims at enhancing Sino-Swiss bilateral trade cooperation and improving competitiveness and sustainable development of the two countries. This signifies the epoch-making Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the People’s Republic of China and the Swiss Confederation enters into force. With its remarkable success in watchmaking business, Hublot has been chosen as the exclusive Swiss watch brand to release Official Watch paying tribute to the moment in the economic cooperation and excellent bilateral relations between Switzerland and China.
|Jean-Jacques de Dardel & Jean-Claude Biver|
The Sino-Swiss Economic Forum is jointly organized by the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Swiss Embassy. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and President of LVMH Group, Watches Division, was present at the event and joined Ambassador of Switzerland in China Jean-Jacques de Dardel, State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Swiss Confederation Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch,as well as eminent guests from the Sino-Swiss business community, academia and government organizations.
Key topics were discussed on the strengths complementing the economic cooperation, i.e. quality, innovation, competitiveness and sustainability.
Switzerland is a world-renowned high-end manufacturing powerhouse, and Swiss traditional high-end watchmaking industry is the mainstay of the “Swiss-made” heritage. With the Sino-Swiss FTA taking effect and the development of China’s manufacturing industry and consuming capacity, the two countries have unprecedented opportunities in economic and trade cooperation benefitting the watch industry.
To commemorate the moment, Hublot presented Classic Fusion Sino-Swiss FTA Limited Edition, an iconic Classic Fusion case of 45mm diameter and satin-finished dial. The chronograph dials are located at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock with Chinese and Swiss national flags carved on.
Adding an attractive touch, the caseback is engraved with “Sino-Swiss FTA takes effect” and “July 1st, 2014”, symbolizing the historic moment. The piece is completed with a black rubber strap with black alligator with red stitching representing Chinese national color.
It is available in King Gold (extra-precious red gold containing 5% platinum) with 20 limited pieces, and titanium with 30 limited pieces. As an important part of corporate social responsibility, Hublot will spare no effort in continuously supporting the promotion of Swiss culture and traditions in the spirit of innovation, and plays a driving role for the future of Swiss high-end watchmaking industry.