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The Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, was given to Swiss watch industry veteran Franco Colognifor his activities promoting cooperation between France and Italy, and French values. Cologni is president of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, which runs the annual SIHH luxury watch show, and is a director of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., which owns several leading luxury watch brands, including Cartier. The award was presented by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, former president of the French Republic, at the French consulate in Milan, Italy, in June. Swiss watch brand Omega celebrated 111 years in the Chinese market with a Shanghai press conference starring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, its brand ambassador—making her first visit to China—and Omega's new limited-edition of Constellation Iris; a visit to Omega's luxurious
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