Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil has strengthened its luxury watch-making legacy in India with the opening of an exclusive boutique at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai. Launched in association with Zimsons, a leading luxury watch chain in South India, the boutique is Raymond Weil’s second in India. The first exclusive boutique was opened in Delhi earlier this year.
Olivier Bernheim, CEO & president, Raymond Weil, says, “India has long been part of the Raymond Weil history. The country’s extremely rapid development, along with a clientele well-informed in watch-making matters, makes India a priority among the brand’s international developments. Today, our family, along with our distribution affiliate RW India Distribution Pvt Ltd, is committed to strengthening this association by enhancing the brand’s presence and market visibility while offering refined luxury timepieces at attractive prices that reflect the evolution and creativity of Raymond Weil.”
The brand recently revamped its Indian operations with the creation of its own 100 per cent subsidiary company in Bangalore.
Stressing that Chennai has shown enormous appetite for luxury products, Bernheim says, “I am pleased to be here with you in Chennai for the opening of this prestigious new boutique, which marks a new step in the brand’s developments in the country. Our brand has been anchored well for many years in India and we look forward to benefit in the market from the highest brand-recall among major luxury watch makers.”
Raymond Weil opened shop-in-shops in Hyderabad and Pune earlier this year. The brand also plans to inaugurate a shop-in-shop in Bangalore and an exclusive boutique opening in Mumbai in the near future.
– IndiaRetailing Bureau