Jewellery & Watches

Lagardère targets premium with The Watch Collection at London City

Lagardère Travel Retail has opened a new 45sqm The Watch Collection store in the departure lounge at London City Airport with a focus on the luxur shopping experience. The retailer already offers duty free and travel retail shopping at the airport through its Aelia Duty Free brand in the departures area. The new The Watch Collection outlet, which is Lagardère's own-brand concept, will be the third one Lagardère has opened in the UK. It will offer a high-end shopping experience, where travellers can enjoy a table service and test the watches in the company of specialist sales assistants offering expert … [Read more...]

Victorinox unveils new range of watches for travel retail

This is the new range of watches set to hit the Travel retail market, courtesy of Victorinox. The brand, which is famous for making the original Swiss Army Knife, has unveiled three new models which bosses hopes will "strengthen and further differentiate" Victorinox within the watch category. At the heart of the new releases is the INOX Mechanical, which was released at Baselworld in March. It comes in response to increasing demand for a fully mechanical version of the INOX line, which was released in 2014. The new mechanical offering is similar to its quartz sibling, but the transparent back case shows the … [Read more...]

Five new pop-up stores announced for Nice Airport

 The next phase of Nice Côte d'Azur Airport’s ambitious redesign programme has been made public with the announcement that five new pop-up stores will launch this month, remaining open for a year. The brands to be represented include watches and jewellery manufacturer Daniel Wellington, located in the Terminal 1 departure lounge and Monegasque brand Misaki, which showcases pearls in a love story between the Côte d'Azur and Japan, situated in the departure lounge in Terminal 2. Meanwhile taking up residence landside in T2 will be Koksi Gourmet, a home-grown brand offering handmade goodies including couscous and … [Read more...]

Victorinox opens Helsinki Airport shop-in-shop

Victorinox, the maker of the original Swiss Army knife, has partnered with Dufry at Helsinki Airport to open a multi-category shop-in-shop. The 24sqm space showcases Victorinox’s multi-category product offering, featuring a broad selection of travel gear, INOX watches and its famous multitools. Thomas Bodenmann, director of global travel retail at Victorinox, said: “This opening is an important step for the Victorinox brand in travel retail, marking the first time we’ll be able to bring to life our multi-category credentials together with our partner Dufry outside of Switzerland, in a dedicated airside … [Read more...]

Mido partners with DFS for 100th anniversary product launch

Swiss watchmaker Mido has partnered with DFS Group to release an exclusive watch to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Mido Commander Big Date will be exclusively available at select T Galleria by DFS stores and airports around the world and features, as the name suggests, a large polished and sandblasted date aperture offering “unrivalled legibility”. Mido’s Big Date also incorporates Caliber 80, the brand’s flagship automatic movement which offers a power reserve of up to 80 hours. The timepiece also features a black sunray satin-finished dial protected by a round two-tone case in satin-finished … [Read more...]

Category report: Jewellery and watches

The jewellery and watch sector can arguably be seen as the most inclusive category in travel retail, catering for both cheap impulse buys and considered investment purchases. Simone Hellyer speaks to a cross section of suppliers and discovers that the category is in a state of flux From high street to high end the jewellery and watch sector features a dazzling array of brands and products to cater for shoppers looking to add a touch of personality to their outfits, or show off an investment timepiece. In the travel retail channel the category is a staple of the offering at airports, on board cruises and … [Read more...]