JEWEL IN THE CROWN: Fabergé, which has a major rebranding under way, plans to preview its first high jewelry collection next month during the Paris couture shows. It will launch the collection and a new Web site in September.
Fabergé Ltd., controlled by the London-based Pallinghurst Resources, acquired trademarks and licenses associated with the Fabergé name in January 2007 from Unilever plc. Mark Dunhill is chief executive officer, and his team includes the London-based former editor Katharina Flohr, who is creative director. Dunhill said the collection “will bring a contemporary interpretation to the aesthetic and emotional qualities that established Fabergé works of art as the ultimate objects of desire.”
PERRIARD EXITS CONCORD: Movado Group said Friday that Vincent Perriard, global president of Concord, will leave the company. In 2007, the Movado-owned Concord was reenvisioned as a more high-end and limited edition fine watch line, with launches such as the complex C1 Quantum Gravity timepieces and the sporty C1 Collection. The firm’s Swiss management team will support the Concord brand until a new management team is named, said Movado chairman, president and chief executive officer Efraim Grinberg.