The increasingly knowledgeable and sophisticated Chinese market is a particularly useful barometer within the watch industry, and positive signals from this part of the world are thus especially noteworthy. Blancpain is therefore doubly proud to be the recipient of two new awards that further reinforce its enviable reputation in the luxury watch business. Firstly, the Blancpain Boutique has become the only authorized service shop among the many global luxury brand boutiques on Shanghai’s Nanjing West road to be certified by a secret survey conducted during March and April 2009 and covering department store boutiques and retail shops along this prestigious shopping mile.

On an equally auspicious note, Blancpain Brand Manager China, Mr. Jack Liao, has won the “Best Sales Professional” 10th Anniversary Golden Wheel Award announced this March. This much-coveted accolade, regarded within the Chinese luxury world as a blend of “Oscar” and “Nobel Prize”, was initiated by the professional Watch Critics magazine founded 10 years ago and published by an authority in the field of watches, wines and fine food, the famous connoisseur Mr. Alan Chung. Together, these two new tokens of recognition confirm Blancpain’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and an exceptional ability to share its unfailing enthusiasm for the art of time.