Inflated prices, generational shift and opportunities

Over the last 20 years, the traditional watch distribution model has slowly been inflating prices and breaking the customer’s expectation that a watch should not cost more than 2 to 4 days of wages. By retreating to safe but boring designs, established brands have left a void in the creative field and in price segments that watch startups have started to fill in.

Newstalgia: Old Is The New New

While visiting the 2017 Basel fair three weeks ago I saw clear indications of what I came to define as Newstalgia. Better described as “the love of old things from the past revived in what designers call ‘the contemorary classic’”, Newstalgia has been present in fashion and interior design for quite some time now.  More than vaguely reminisce of vintage products, the trend consists in faithfully emulating the days of […]

Le Jour, Case Study Of A Brand Re-Launch

The folks at Blumont Group Limited, who oversee the brands Audaz (positioned in the Low Middle End price segment), have recently relaunched the Le Jour brand, and I must say that the whole set up has been carefully thought through.History of the Le Jour BrandI tried to trace the history of the Le Jour brand, but apart from speculation on bulletin boards about ties to […]