Cartier dazzles at HKIA as King Power joint venture luxury lots roll out

By Luke Barras-hill |

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King Power Global Development Limited has unveiled a refreshed Cartier boutique at HKIA.

French luxury house Cartier has reopened its boutique at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

The brand, part of the Richemont Group, is displaying a new airport architectural concept – the third in the world – under King Power Global Development Limited, a joint venture between King Power International Thailand and King Power Group (Hong Kong).

As reported in the TRBusiness Top 10 International Operators 2019 report, King Power HK has been busy commencing five luxury watch and jewellery concessions (IWC Schaffhausen, Piaget, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier) since snapping up the contracts last year.

Devised by famous Parisian artist and interior designer Bruno Moinard, the boutique boasts a see-through façade and an inviting entrance.

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Traditional windows have been replaced by visually appealing vertical panels, playing on elements of light, height and perspective.

Inside, refined marble flooring encircles the boutique and invites travellers to peruse the jewellery counters, with a dedicated ‘icon bar’ located centrally.

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To celebrate the opening, the limited edition Clé de Cartier watch for her (see below) is available to purchase.

Manufactured from steel and set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel, totalling 0.38 carat, the watch features soft curves and a minimalist design.

Commenting recently on the new watches and jewellery business at HKIA, Sunil Tuli, CEO of King Power Group HK, said: “The watch and jewellery business is great and we are excited about this venture. Of course, the business in HKIA has slowed a bit due to the situation in Hong Kong, but we are hoping things settle down soon.”

For more on the King Power HK business, see the Top 10 International Operators 2019 report. Click here to subscribe. 

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