In conversation with Viviane DeWitt of De Witt luxury watch-maker (Exclusive Interview)

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed exclusively Viviane de Witt, CEO of luxury watch-maker DeWitt. How would you define luxury nowadays? We do not believe that luxury can be sold to millions of people. Luxury means scarcity, making very special productions for connoisseurs and passionate. Creativity and innovation are an integral part of the DNA of your brand. How do you manage to stay relevant and desirable to your customers?  My husband, Jérôme de Witt, founder of our micro manufacture, has a continuous creativity, many new ideas every day inspired by his [...]

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In conversation with Omorovicza’s Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza (Exclusive Interview)

How did you come up with the idea of launching a beauty brand? Tell us more about your history and your background. I moved to Budapest when I was posted to the Hungarian Embassy as an American Diplomat.  Soon after moving there, I met Stephen, a Hungarian (and now husband and partner) who was very proud of his heritage.  Specifically, he was proud that his family had built one of the most beautiful thermal baths in the country.  It only took one visit to see the transformational effect these waters [...]

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In conversation with Chris Cahill CEO Luxury Brands at AccorHotels (Exclusive Interview)

CPP-LUXURY.COM has recently interviewed exclusively Mr Chris Cahill CEO Luxury Brands at AccorHotels. How has luxury hospitality evolved in the past years? What are the most important disruptors? There are several factors driving demand in the luxury market, but a prominent one is the rising middle class in emerging economies. It has been estimated that the 15 fastest growing emerging markets, led by China, will provide 90% of the growth in consumption of luxury goods over the next 10 years. As people come into greater wealth, they are inclined to [...]

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In conversation with Van Cleef & Arpels CEO Nicolas Bos (Exclusive Interview)

How has Van Cleef & Arpels performed in 2017? – in general terms 2017 was a reasonably good year that marked the come back to growth for all the jewelry Maisons of the Richemont Group. Which are the strongest markets for your brand? Have there been any changes in regards to these markets? (any markets increasing or decreasing) We cannot talk about any particular ‘bubble’ market. We have witnessed growth in Asia, Americas and the Middle East. It was a more challenging European market, especially due to the high Euro [...]

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In conversation with Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier (exclusive interview)

How would you define luxury nowadays? Clients are playing a very important role in the luxury world recently and what they expect from luxury goods has changed greatly. They are now more interested in the emotional aspect rather than simply the material side, seeking luxury that embodies those precious moments in life. Baume & Mercier watches fulfill this need, presenting the virtues of quality, excitement, design and excellent customer service. Creativity and innovation are an integral part of the DNA of your brand. How do you manage to stay relevant [...]

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