On March 21, 2013, Blancpain, a high-end Swiss watch-making brand, held the opening ceremony for the two new exclusive stores and flagship stores of the brand’s Central International Financial Centre and Tsim Sha Tsui 1881. After the opening of the Russell Street store in Causeway Bay in September last year, the brand is another remarkable event. Both new stores are located in the world’s premier concentration of high-end brands. In addition to building elegant and exquisite watch appreciation and watch purchasing experience for watch fans, they also add a pair of shining pearls on both sides of the Victoria Harbour.
At the opening ceremony of Blancpain Tsim Sha Tsui’s 1881 flagship store that afternoon, Ms. Wu Kairui, Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Mr. Marc Junod, Global Vice President and Sales Director of Blancpain, and Ms. Zhao Shansi, Vice President of Blancpain Hong Kong and Macau, were invited to join us. Famous movie star and golden horse film lady Li Xinjie presided over the opening ceremony, achieving a glorious milestone for the brand.
After the opening ceremony of the Blancpain Central International Financial Centre store specialty store that morning, a group of guests boarded a luxury yacht in Central to Tsim Sha Tsui. Participation was the second part of a series of celebrations on the day. At the Blancpain Tsim Sha Tsui 1881 flagship store filled with joy, Ms. Wu Kairui, Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, and Mr. Marc Junod, Blancpain’s Global Vice President and Sales Director, respectively delivered speeches to kick off the opening ceremony. Subsequently, a splendid watch show was staged slowly, and the supermodel couples Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom demonstrated the Blancpain series and Villeret series watches. When the guests were amazed by the various Blancpain watches, the ceremony emcee Ms. Song Xinian invited Ms. Li Xinjie from Jin Maying to share the recent situation and appreciate the experience of the watch. In order to celebrate the grand opening of the Blancpain 1881 flagship store, Miss Li Xinjie carefully prepared a meaningful timepiece greeting card to Blancpain, which was accepted by Mr. Marc Junod, Blancpain’s global vice president and sales director; On behalf of the brand, Mr. Marc Junod also presented Blancpain’s 2013 Valentine’s Day ladies’ watches to Miss Li Xinjie, a good-looking lady. A group of honored guests then took the gold scissors and presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Blancpain Tsim Sha Tsui 1881 flagship store. Afterwards, a vibrant lion show meant the grand exhibition of the flagship store. The ceremony emcee invited the honored guests to raise a glass to congratulate the brand business. After the opening ceremony, the guests immediately visited this 1,887 square foot Blancpain flagship store in Hong Kong, and carefully watched the atmosphere of the Swiss watchmaking workshop and the masterpieces of Blancpain displayed in it. It also includes the Blancpain 2012 Focus Watch: Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar in platinum.
Mr. Marc Junod, Blancpain’s Global Vice President and Sales Director, said, “As the world’s oldest fine watchmaking brand, Blancpain has maintained its tradition over the past 278 years while continuing to innovate and become a leader in the watchmaking industry. The opening of the two new stores will further expand the sales territory of Hong Kong, presenting the brand’s outstanding watch works from Switzerland to watch fans. I hope watch fans will enjoy watch enjoyment in this magnificent and comfortable space. ‘
The famous movie star Li Xinjie, who celebrated the event with Blancpain, shared: ‘I particularly appreciate the things that are made with heart. Blancpain has passionately infused the brand’s more than 200 years of watchmaking experience to create masterpieces with unique design features and traditional craftsmanship. Today Fortunate to share with Blancpain the grand opening of the brand’s 1881 flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui, and to be able to enjoy the watch works carefully created by the brand, let me personally experience the highest level of meticulous watchmaking both inside and outside of Blancpain, which is really exciting! Congratulations to Blancpain’s 1881 flagship store for its grand exhibition and to become the most sought-after temple in the city. ‘