The watch group was the fair’s largest exhibitor, and its departure comes as brands increasingly are focused on selling direct to consumers.
Chinese watch buyers are keeping a closer eye on value for money and increasingly turning to digital avenues for their purchases.
The fashion label’s watches had been produced under license by Fossil Inc. since 2011.
Exhibitors doubled down on mechanical skills in their fight against the industry’s bogeyman, the Apple Watch.
Hublot kicked off festivities with a star-studded soccer match including Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt and José Mourhino.
The big watch brands need to be everywhere if they want to capture a new audience.
After 20 years, the luxury watch brand’s first and only ever chief executive officer retires at the end of March.
The trade in Asia — both retail and second-hand — is roaring again after a few sleepy years, but buyer behavior has evolved.