Luxury goods of China

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The top five luxury watch brands in the country are Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, and Breitling. In a confidential report titled "China Luxury Market study 2010" in November 2010, the management consulting firm Bain & Company noted the top three luxury brands in China are Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. According to the report, watches and bags led the growth of the luxury market in 2010.

List of Swiss companies by revenue

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Switzerland has a large economy and highly skilled labor force. Fifteen Swiss companies are included on Fortune's "Global 500" list (in 2011). As at 2005 the largest non-financial companies in terms of annual revenue were Glencore, Nestlé and Novartis, with Nestlé as the largest employer. The largest banks were UBS and Credit Suisse, and the largest insurance company was Zurich Insurance Group.

Timeline of Geneva

Geneva municipality created. 1845 - Gas lighting installed. 1846 - Political unrest; "constitution made more democratic.". 1847 - "Radical party" in power. 1848 - Banque de Geneve founded. 1849 - Fortifications begin to be demolished. 1850 - Population: 37,724 in city; 64,146 in canton. 1851 - Watchmaker Patek Philippe & Co. in business. 1852 - Union Chrétienne de Jeunes Gens branch established. 1854 - Jardin Anglais (park) laid out. 1856 - Quai Gustave-Ador built. 1858. Genève-Cornavin railway station opens. Ecole Saint-Antoine (school) built. 1860 - Population: 82,876 in canton. 1863 - International Committee of the Red Cross headquartered in Geneva. 1864.

FEI World Cup Jumping 2011/2012, Western European League

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The main sponsor of the 2011/2012 Western European League is Rolex. The FEI broadcast all competitions of the Western European League via its website FEI TV with costs. In the nations of the world cup event the world cup competition is mostly broadcast live by television. Across Europe Eurosport shows a recording of the world cup competitions on Wednesday evening. The first Western European League competition is traditionally held in Oslo. The Oslo Horse Show was held from October 12 to October 16, 2011 in the Telenor Arena. The World Cup competition was held on October 16 from 3:30 pm. The high number of 14 riders qualify for the jump-off.

Benjamin Vergnion

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After a 5-year private banking experience at Chase and DLJ, and several positions as Art and Creative Director in prominent design firms, Benjamin Vergnion assumed the role of Chief Executive and Creative Director of his own agency, Buro Creative, working alongside brands like BMW, Mini, Columbia Records, Sony Music, MSC Cruises, Ford Luxury Automotive, Aston Martin, Jaeger Le Coultre, Audemars Piguet, Rockstar and Warner Music Group. In 2009, after selling his agency portfolio he made his way into the fashion arena by financing the launch and marketing strategy of several brands including Spring Court 1936 and Happy Socks in North America.

Hasan Abdullah Ismaik

Having built a reputation as one of Abu Dhabi’s premier retailers of luxury watches and jewellery, Al Manara operates a broad range of renowned brands including Patek Philippe, Breitling, Chopard, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Dior, Baume & Mercier, Hublot, and Tag Heuer. *TSV 1860 Munich Ismaik bought 60 percent of the TSV 1860 Munich, a German sports club owned by the UAE-based private investment company HAMG. The club was established on 17 May 1860 following a merger with a number of local clubs.

Bukit Bintang

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Many luxury watch boutiques like Rolex, Bedat & Co, Hublot, Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-Le Coultre can be found here. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Built in late 2007, it is targeted at the middle-upper segment of society. It offers a diverse tenant mix which makes it one of the more popular malls in KL. Tangs and Parkson are the anchor tenants of this mammoth 7-storey retail podium. A plethora of luxury boutiques ranging from Hermes, Celine, Ermenegildo Zegna, Diane von Fürstenberg to Italian fashion doyens like Furla, Gucci, Miu Miu, Fendi and Prada are also located there.

Piaget SA

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Piaget was ranked No. 3 among the 15 manufacturers and, along with 3 other manufacturers including Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre, was given an average environmental rating as "Upper Midfield", suggesting that the manufacturer has taken first actions addressing the impact of its manufacturing activities on the environment and climate change. In jewelry and watchmaking industry, there are concerns over the lack of transparency in manufacturing activities and the sourcing of precious raw materials such as gold, which is a major cause of environmental issues such as pollution, soil degradation and deforestation.

Gilbert Albert

The brand has boutiques in Geneva, Zurich, Moscow, Paris, and its flagship store in New York City. Albert was born on September 30, 1930 in Geneva. He began training and designing at the age of 15 at l’Ecole des Arts Industriels. Albert's father "instilled a love of nature into [him] right from [his] childhood". His talent was noticed by Patek Philippe when he was only 25. He worked there as part of the designer team and was head of the workshop from 1955 to 1962, during which he coined signature asymmetrical watches for the house. He also worked with Omega SA watchmakers before opening his own atelier in 1962.


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Chávez and his family also wore designer clothes along with high-end fashion accessories and jewelry, with brand names including Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana and Patek Philippe & Co. among others. The daughters of Chávez have been seen with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, traveling internationally visiting places such as Disneyland Paris, New York City and Patagonia while also attending concerts of Madonna. Members of the Chávez family live in a suburb of Barinas, Chávez's birthplace, occupying a mansion that is enclosed off from the public by walls topped with razor wire.

Concord watch

The style and pricing were designed to compete with watches such as Panerai, Audemars Piguet and Hublot. With only a couple of hundred dealers worldwide Concord was hoping for a grand relaunch into the Luxury sector. In 2008, watches ranged from between $3,500 to $30,000 in pricing. In 2008, Concord created two new C1 pieces. The C1 worldtimer and the C1 Gravity Tourbillion. The later won the prestigious “Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve” as “Best design of the year 2008”. Whether this success will lead to ultimate success remains to be seen. In 2009, Alex Grinberg was appointed as the worldwide CEO of Concord. Pre 1996 1996-2007 2007–Present * C1 – Oversize luxury sport watch.

Richard Mille

In 1999 he founded the company Richard Mille SA with Dominique Guenat, CEO of Valgine Watches, and in collaboration with Audemars Piguet. Its first product, the RM001 went on sale in 2001. The brand's most famous models are the Tourbillon RM 008 (chronograph tourbillon) and the sapphire split seconds (chronograph tourbillon) RM 056. The RM 008 combines a tourbillon movement with manual winding, a chronograph split-seconds, a torque indicator, and a power reserve indicator. Claimed to be one of the most advanced watches in the world, it is priced from €500,000. The RM 056 split seconds (chronograph tourbillon) is distinguished by its three-part all-sapphire skeletal case.

Jean-Claude Killy

He retired following the 1968 season, and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1969. From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing. At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL). 1962: injured In May 1968, Killy signed with International Management Group, the sports management firm headed by Mark McCormack.

Shreve & Co.

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Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Wellendorff and Vacheron Constantin. In 2015, Shreve & Co lost their lease to Harry Winston due to skyrocketing rents around Union Square. They relocated further down to 150 Post St. The de Young Museum has on exhibit Shreve & Co. silver, featuring a complete set of the Iris pattern, including flatware, candlesticks, serving bowls and centerpieces. Its archives houses over 1,600 of the Shreve & Co. factory drawings and photographs taken at the Shreve & Co. factory.

Dimash Adilet

Dimash's social media influence led to him cooperating with such brands as Audemars Piguet and Lamborghini, among others. Described as a fashion influencer, and a model, he often travels to Fashion Week events around the world, as well as other high-profile events. Dimash Adilet is also engaged in his family business as well as his personal business. In 2015, Dimash was reportedly involved in a short-lasting relationship with Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega after her visit to Kazakhstan, documented on both Adilet's and Vega's instagram accounts. He is currently not married.

2000s in fashion

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In the late 2000s, common accessories worn by men included retro Patek Philippe, Casio G-Shock and Rolex wristwatches, Ray Ban Wayfarers and Aviator sunglasses, and geek chic inspired horn rimmed glasses. Desirable footwear in Europe and America included Sperry Top-Siders, Keds, motorcycle boots, Nike Air Jordans, checkerboard pattern Vans, and Converse All-Stars. The clothing of American hip hop fans underwent an evolution from the sagging baggy gangster jeans of the late 1990s to a more retro look by the end of the decade.


The song references celebrities such as Criss Angel, Bill Belichick, Lil Boosie, Jackie Chan, Yo Gotti, Selena, Britney Spears, Vince Lombardi, Mike Tyson, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo and Lil Uzi Vert; and brands such as Bugatti, Chanel, Givenchy, Lamborghini, McDonald's, Xanax, Percocet, Porsche, Richard Mille, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Saks, among others. Cardi B also references Daddy Yankee's 2004 song "Gasolina". Editors from Billboard noted Cardi B's line "trap Selena" as an "ambitious statement." Minaj's verse on the song was listed by Angel Diaz of Complex as the "Best Rap Verse of the Month" of October 2017. For another Complex writer, both rappers have "standout moments."

Wincenty Gostkowski

Wincenty Gostkowski (March 29, 1807 – August 29, 1884) was a lawyer and associate of Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe in the watchmaker Patek Philippe & Co. in Geneva, Switzerland. Gostkowski was born in Grzymki, Poland. He became the financier of Antoni Patek's watchmaking business in Geneva that in 1851 became Patek Philippe & Co.. On June 30, 1847, in the age of 40, he married a Frenchwoman Marie-Antoinette de Rabaudy from Brest, twenty years his junior. For this marriage, Antoni Norbert de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe were two of three witnesses.

2014 New Bilibid Prison raids

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Police also found other items and contrabands prohibited in the prison such as firearms and bladed weapons, mobile phones, flat screen TVs, laptops, WIFi, luxury Patek Philippe, Cartier and Rolex watches, sauna and over in cash from body searches of several inmates. Officials handling the New Bilibid Prison were relieved on December 19 following an order from Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for an investigation on officials of the Bureau of Corrections. Bureau of Corrections chief, Franklin Bucayu, refused calls to resign following the findings of the raid.

Mappin & Webb

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Mappin and Webb continues to produce classic silverware and fine jewellery collections, and is a retailer of luxury timepieces in its boutiques, including timepieces from Swiss watch houses Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Omega. A branch of Mappin & Webb once occupied a location in the City of London at the junction of Poultry and Queen Victoria Street, adjacent to Bank junction, in the City of London. Designed in the neo-gothic style by John Belcher in 1870, the listed building was demolished in 1994 to make way for the construction of a Postmodern office and retail building – No 1 Poultry – despite a fiercely fought campaign to save the 19th-century building.

Lino Ieluzzi

To top it all off he wears a western-style belt, a silver keychain, either a Patek Philippe or Audemars Piguet watch and a pair of double monkstrap shoes with the second buckle unbuckled (one of his signature style moves). The distinctive number seven tie started as a bit of a joke to celebrate his birthday on October 7 but the ties caught on with his fans and they are now his bestseller product. He is a big fan of the colours blue, grey and cream, thus these often feature in his outfits. Lino has been involved with Al Bazar since at least the 1970s, when he was an employee. At this point, it was still a store selling mainly denim.

Edificio Grassy

For the last decades Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Piaget and Baume et Mercier have enjoyed a preeminent position, easily distinguishable at the entrance of Gran Vía. Currently the sought-after location is occupied by a Rolex sign. In 1981, the Edificio Grassy was immortalized by painter Antonio López in his hyperrealist masterpiece "La Gran Vía". A plaque placed at the entrance of the building facing to Calle del Caballero de Gracia informs that in spring 1840 Théophile Gautier lived in this area.

Webb C. Ball

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., Illinois, Seth Thomas, later on joined by some Swiss watch manufacturers: Audemars Piguet, Gallet, Longines, Record Watch, Vacheron Constantin. Webb C. Ball became the vice president of the Hamilton Watch Company and focused his efforts on developing watches for the railroads. Minutes of Proceedings of Third Triennial Convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers held in the B of LE Auditorium Cleveland, Ohio on May 31, 1921 at 2 PM the convention was called to order by Grand Chief Engineer W.S. Stone, at this afternoon session Webb C Ball was introduced, he made a speech, and a resolution was passed unanimously, and he was made an Honorary Member of the Brotherhood.

Rox Jewellers (retailer)

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Established in 2002 by Kyron Keogh and Grant Mitchell with their first store in Argyll Arcade, Glasgow stocking brands such as Hublot and Audemars Piguet. ROX currently operate six stores in Scotland and England including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Leeds. With a 27% increase in online sales, the company was on target to exceed £10m in turnover in 2012 after selling a £50,000 diamond ring.

Bovet Fleurier

They shared it with Ilbury, Jaques Ullmann, and Vacheron Constantin, among others. Edouard Bovet discovered the potential of the Chinese market as a student of Ilbery in London, from whom he borrowed some design ideas. While from 1820 onwards Vacheron Constantin dominated the market in imperial northern China, Bovet remained market leader in the more populous south of the country. Although the 19th-century Chinese watch market was predated by a few Jesuit watch makers as early as the 15th century, by the early 19th century watch making in China had become of such a low quality that the new European watches were quickly appreciated.