FERRAGAMO, ON TIME: Salvatore Ferragamo has joined with Timex to launch a watch collection. The line was shown to editors on Monday at the Ferragamo showroom in Manhattan. The watches will retail from $1,200 for a stainless steel automatic model to $7,300 for an 18-karat gold one. Next month they will be sold at Ferragamo flagships in New York, Beverly Hills and Hawaii. The only other licensed product the company has is in eyewear. The Swiss-made watches have skeleton cases and the brand’s logo. The firm will launch additional styles for men and women at next year’s Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland.
KSUBI CEO OUT: Greg Chait has left his position as chief executive officer of Ksubi North America. No replacement has been named. Graeme Jack, global general manager, will oversee U.S. operations. Jack is based in Australia.
UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN’S SENIOR VP: Under Armour Inc. has hired Suzanne Karkus as senior vice president of apparel, a new post. Earlier, she had been president of Izod Women’s Wear, prior to which she was president of the women’s division of Calvin Klein Jeans. Based in Baltimore, Karkus reports to Kevin Plank, chairman and chief executive officer of Under Armour.
SECTOR NAMES SALES VP: Michael Eckhaus has joined Sector Group USA as vice president of sales. Eckhaus reports to chief executive officer Marco Frison and will be responsible for all sales of the Sector Group brands in the U.S., including Sector No Limits, Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli, Philip Watch, Pzero Tempo and Miss Sixty. Eckhaus brings 20 years of experience in women’s fashion jewelry and accessory brands. His most recent position was with FGX International in New York.
This story first appeared in the November 20, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.