For luxury brands to capture and hold the attention of Asia's luxury shoppers, they must listen to fans, go behind the scenes of social media and connect with commerce.
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The outbreak of coronavirus could weigh heavily on watch brands' bottom line, given that the traditional Lunar New Year spending spree didn't happen. Asia, excluding the Middle East, accounts for 44% of Swiss watch exports, suggesting a chaotic year ahead.
The Professional Watchmaking-Jewellery and Microtechnology Environment Show in Lausanne (Switzerland) ended on a positive note, with more exhibitors and visitors this year. Will orders placed there save the industry's suppliers from a disastrous 2009?
The JCK show affirmed the luxury brands are on the right track, demonstrating solid value with the quality of their timepieces and the support shown to retailers.
I'd never thought about time as a cultural concept until I moved to Japan. Time was, well, time. Time passes. Too slowly on a rainy day, too quickly on happy days you wish would never end. From the Creation of the World to the Apocalypse, time passes. Whether we're killing time to fend off boredom, or whether time is slowly killing us, it passes. As the inscription on the sundial reminds us, Vulnerant omnes, ultima necat: every hour wounds, the last one kills! Time passes, and so do we.
Based on over 300 million searches using various search engines, the World Watch Report 2009, published by IC-Agency, ranks Europe as the number-one market for watches, followed by the United States.
The first Cartier store to open in London was a modest one at 4 New Burlington Street in Mayfair in 1902. In 1909, under the direction of 22-year-old Jacques, grandson of company founder Louis François Cartier, it moved to splendid retail premises at nearby 175-176 New Bond Street.
The renowned Genevan Fine Watch brand goes beyond criteria for the Geneva Seal and aspires to give its customers a complete guarantee of quality.