Watchmakers Look to Bespoke Design to Court The Super-Rich

Buccellati Watches | Source: Buccellati

CHIASSO, Switzerland — As luxury watchmakers seek to keep increasing sales while preserving exclusivity, they are taking a leaf out of the haute couture book, making watches to order with anything from diamond stars to fully personalised shapes and decorations.

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Richemont’s Net-A-Porter May Fetch $3.4 Billion, Vontobel Says

Claudia Schiffer shot by Nico for The Edit | Source: Net-a-porter

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cie. Financiere Richemont SA’s online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter may be worth as much as 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) based on a comparison with the possible value of German rival Zalando AG, according to Bank Vontobel AG.

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Market Pulse | Giving Thanks?

Savigny Luxury Index November 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

Investors are moving away from bigger groups towards smaller brands and American “affordable luxury.” Meanwhile, the jury is still out as to whether the crucial trading period from Thanksgiving to Christmas will deliver strong results, but sentiment remains positive, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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