Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Watchery News: Roberto Cavalli to Unveil New Watches

Here at The Watchery we know our avid watch collectors love to stay abreast of watch news and new releases in the watch industry. So we were excited when we heard last week that Roberto Cavalli had announced that they are the latest in fashion design houses to collaborate on a watch collection of luxury watches for men and women. In the case of Cavalli, it has been confirmed that the partnership has been formed with luxury Swiss watchmakers, Franck Muller Group.

In an industry where design house-watch collaborations are rife, it is no surprise that Roberto Cavalli is the next to take this step. Other design houses who have sidestepped into a line of watches include Fendi, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.

Roberto Cavalli is a famous and sought after Italian fashion label, with a large celebrity following. No word yet, however, on who will be the face promoting Roberto Cavalli timepieces. The collection of mens watches and women's watches is scheduled to be unveiled towards the end of the year.

In an interview with WWD upon announcement, Cavalli said 'I have always been very impressed by the craftsmanship, the quality, the innovation, the style and the creativity of the Franck Muller Group. These are characteristics that have allowed the brand to distinguish itself in the watch-making sector.'

'Our two worlds have a lot in common, and as a great watch collector I find that just like an evening gown, a watch tells and defines exactly the character and the state of mind of who wears it.'

Cavalli says that the covetable watches will cost from $1,600 to $7,600. The line will therefore include entry-level timepieces up to more luxurious items.

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