Bulova is introducing a luxurious special edition diamond timepiece to its Diamond Collection.
The stainless steel watch features a total of 267 pavé-set stones in its dial, case, bezel and crown, and retails for $2,750.
“The Special Edition Diamond Pavé watch is a perfect representation of Bulova’s expertise in providing today’s consumers with superbly designed timepieces offering impeccable style and exquisite craftsmanship,” says Dennis W. Perry, president of Bulova Corp. “As the most luxurious watch in our Diamond Collection, it highlights Bulova’s leadership in this growing category, one which has driven a significant portion of our impressive growth during the last decade and signals our commitment to continued innovation in design.”
The special edition watch will be available this month at select Macy’s and fine jewelers.
— Nadine Cheung
Oceanaut, the Redondo Beach, Calif.-based company cofounded by Danny Blair, chief executive officer and designer, and his wife, Frances, president, started in 1999 as a line of diving watches and became a full collection in 2004.
After tripling its sales, the company is now venturing deeper into the luxury market with its 35-mm. Bacara style, made from rose gold and diamonds. The Swiss-made watches retail from $1,295 to $4,000 and are sold in Nordstrom (the brand is its top-selling watch) and 30 boutiques nationwide.
— Marcy Medina
After three years spent in the international market, Dutch watch brand TW Steel has struck a distribution deal with the Tempus Group to launch in the U.S. this fall. Four collections of the oversize timepieces — Canteen, Grandeur, Tech and Goliath — which retail from $625 to $2,000, will be offered at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and other specialty retailers.
“TW Steel is a watch that is aspirational in its own way,” says Scott Rosen, partner in the Tempus Group. “[It’s] a value in today’s market, a sure thing in unsure times.”
Rosen’s partner, Jay Vullings, adds, “Every model has an excellent fit and finish to it, and there is an exceptional quality-to-value ratio for every customer. TW Steel is hip and exciting, while staying in line with watch industry trends.”
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)