Why the Astoria Órapláza?

UNGARO SWISS KFT. SIDE BY SIDE WITH CORNAVIN HUNGARY KFT.: A JEWEL OF THE HUNGARIAN WATCH MARKET

UNGARO SWISS KFT. THE OLDEST AND ALSO MOST SIGNIFICANT PLAYER IN THE HUNGARIAN MARKET OF SWISS WATCHES.

To establish a company importing Swiss watches in 1992 in Hungary, one must have a long-term vision. Very few people could afford to consider buying a “Swiss made” quality watch for themselves or their beloved ones that was durable, elegant, and possibly lasted for a lifetime. It was not at all obvious that Swiss made watches would regain the place they deserved in the global watch market. Let’s not forget, when quartz watches from Japan and later from Hong-Kong flooded the market in the eighties, most of the renowned, traditional Swiss brands were hardly surviving, and some were swept away by it, and in the early nineties the Swiss watch industry was only recovering. Looking back on that time it seems perfectly logical that Ungaro Swiss Kft. was founded then, but for us to realize this, we had to see that this period brought economic stability, and later a boom, to Hungary, and the Swiss watch brands fully regained their earlier positions during this period.

Since its foundation, Ungaro Swiss Kft. has become a market leading distributor of Swiss-made watches. Besides the Budapest wholesaler, it established a country-wide retail network and is present with its own stores in the most prominent shopping centers of the capital. It opened its first store in the Astória mall in 1992, which was completely renewed in 2011. Its new name is Astória Órapláza (Astória Watch Plaza), and it receives customers in an impressively large area of 1000 m2, while the store itself is even more exclusive in its style than before. 

Ungaro Swiss Kft. later opened its stores in Aréna Plaza, Sugár Shopping Center and Pólus Center, too. The expansion reached the regions beyond the capital, as well: a new salon opened its doors in 2013 in Pécs, in Árkád. 

Astoria Órapláza, Aréna Pláza, Sugár Shopping Center, Pólus Center, Pécsi Árkád – with its five stores, Ungaro Swiss Kft. has established a network that is respectable by international standards, as well.

In the meantime, the portfolio of our brands has become extremely colorful. More than 20 brands are available to our customers:

Cornavin, Corum, Gucci, Doxa, Rado, Edox, Hugo Boss, Roamer, TAG Heuer, Cerruti, Charriol, Sector, Longines, Nina Ricci, Hamilton, Furla, U.S.Polo, Chronostar, Claude Bernard, Richelieu, Karen Millen, Tissot, Guess, Pierre Cardin, Esprit...

In light of the above, perhaps it is needless to explain why it is worth turning to us if you are a prospective watch buyer, a present watch owner or a reseller. Company-issued warranties for the watches that we sell can be used here, and every repair is carried out by our own highly-trained experts, based on factory documentation and with factory-issued parts. Also, we sell quality metal bracelets and leather straps that suit the models, and we provide prospective customers with advice. If you would like to keep your earlier, branded watch in top shape, we carry out complete renewal of the structure, the case, we replace the dial and the watch glass, and renew the coating.

The largest selection to customers looking for new watches by exclusive Swiss brands or fashion brands, great cooperation schemes to resellers offering a great opportunity, full service for users and collectors of old watches. If it is a watch, everyone will find everything they are looking for here.