Singapore and the watch markets of South-East Asia

In the Far East, namely South-East Asia in particular, it comes as no surprise that Singapore is often the first choice when it comes to the establishment of a watch brand’s boutique in this region. German watch brand and Manufacture Glashütte Original for instance, opened its first South-East Asian boutique in Singapore towards the end of 2015. This is the … More

The importance of Asia for Swiss Watch Exports

How large is the market in Asia for Swiss watch brands? Well, there is no doubting Asia’s importance as it is the biggest market for Swiss watch exporters, accounting for half of such exports in terms of value. In 2015, the total value of Swiss watch exports worldwide was CHF21.5 billion, representing a decline of 3.3%, according to the Federation … More

Glashütte Original strengthens its Asian presence

German watch brand Glashütte Original has strengthened its brand presence in Asia with the opening of three boutiques between November 2015 and February 2016. In Asia, Glashütte Original has existing boutiques in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and China. In November 2015, Glashütte Original opened a boutique located at Shing Kong Place in Chaoyang District in Beijing, China (Glashütte Original Boutique … More

Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite: More than just the two-time zone display

Yes, the Senator Cosmopolite from Glashütte Original has two time displays; firstly, with its central hour and minute poire (pear-shaped) hands and secondly, with the sub-dial at 12 o’clock. But there is more to this watch featuring the German brand’s in-house Manufacture Calibre 89-02 automatic movement with an off-centred rotor. The Senator Cosmopolite has a time zone wheel that is … More