ZURICH Oct 19 Swiss watchmaker Swatch
has been seeing renewed growth in China since July, Chief
Executive Nick Hayek told the Swiss paper Handelszeitung.
"We've seen growth in China since July, every month a bit
more," Hayek said in an interview published on the Swiss paper's
website on Wednesday.
While the Omega brand in particular showed pleasing growth,
the chief executive said brands Blancpain and Longines had also
showed positive development.
Hayek also said the watchmaker expected its automobile
battery, developed by subsidiary Belenos in collaboration with
Chinese automative maker Geely to be certified for the
Chinese market within one to two years.
(Reporting by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi, edited by John Revill)