GOING PLATINUM: Vacheron Constantin will launch two limited edition platinum watches with mechanical complications on Tuesday night. The styles are part of a four-piece Platinum Excellence Collection at XChange in Manhattan. The 252-year-old company prides itself on using the difficult-to-work and rare metal.

"Platinum has always been a tradition for Vacheron — we started to make it in 1820," said Julien Tornare, president of the firm in North America. "Platinum is very rare. For four grams of platinum, you need to extract one ton of rocks."

The fete to launch the limited edition watches will honor music industry icon Clive Davis, BMG Label Group chairman and chief executive officer, and will feature a special performance by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

"Clive Davis is probably the best ambassador for platinum because he's promoted and produced so many platinum artists in his years, such as Santana, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys," Tornare said.

Fifty versions of each watch will be available at $135,000 to $185,000.

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH: Mountain High Hosiery is changing its name to Mountain High Knitwear. The switch reflects the firm's plans to grow its licensed business and enter the accessories and knitwear market.

"Thirty years ago, we started out in the ski apparel business," said Tom Brown, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "When we first came to play, we did scarves, hats, gloves and legwear. What we found 30 years later is that we want to begin to offer those other accessories again. We have already begun the process. We're working on caps, gloves, scarves, bodywear — all those things we think will make us a more well-rounded company. Socks have been fantastic for us, but our goal in the last year has been to expand."

Based in San Diego, Mountain High Knitwear does half its business through licensing, producing hosiery and socks for such firms such as Bill Blass, Sean John, Esprit and Tommy Hilfiger. The rest comes from its own brand and private label. The firm forecasts 22 percent sales growth in the next year.

ALL THAT JAZZ: Capezio's soft sole jazz shoes and ballet slippers are common in young girls' closets and on the Broadway stage. Now some of the most iconic American dancers will be high kicking in Capezio.Capezio Ballet Makers will be the sponsor of the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. They will be donning the brand's legwear and shoes for all of their shows, and the collaboration includes Capezio's participation in the Rockettes' education programs, which feature dance workshops, mock auditions and a Q&A with the Rockettes' teacher.

Amy Sato, Capezio marketing manager, said the firm is "dedicated to furthering the cause of dance education in all its forms and using our marketing strength to promote these superb educational programs is a natural fit for us."

JENSEN APPOINTMENT: Ulrik Garde Due has been named chief executive officer at Georg Jensen. He succeeds Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, who left the company in July.

Garde Due, 44, was most recently senior vice president of international sales at Burberry. In the new job, which he began on Nov. 1, Garde Due will live in Copenhagen while his family remains in London. This month he is to visit Jensen's most important markets and the company's retail and production sites.

"For me, it's a dream come true," Garde Due said in a statement. "I've been working outside Denmark for international corporations for two decades, and now I have the opportunity to come home and manage Scandinavia's most fantastic luxury brand."

HATS FOR SALE: Eric Javits headwear and accessories are sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, but die-hard fans want all access at all hours. The 22-year-old, New York-based company will relaunch a Web site built for e-commerce. Ericjavits.com will offer the complete collection of fall and spring product, with retail prices from $125 to $600. There will be some special product that exceeds $1,000, such as a coyote fur hood from the fall collection. The firm, which now takes orders via phone, expects the online business to draw $2.8 million in sales.

"We've always had a Web site and we have lots of customers going on to tour the Web site," said Cary Brown, vice president of sales and marketing. "It's an opportunity for somebody who's really into the product to see the entire offering."

SHE'S GOT THE TIME: Jill Stuart's new watch collection has been a long time coming."I have always loved watches and have been collecting them for over 20 years," the designer said. "I have about 50 that I cherish in my collection, starting with styles from the 1890s through the 1970s."

Launching for spring, Jill Stuart Time is being produced in partnership with Seiko. The collection features four distinct styles from $320 to $370 at retail and will be available at her Manhattan store, as well as other specialty stores. Stuart's timepieces include the same rocker gal nature as her ready-to-wear line, from patent leather straps to cut crystal faces.

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