TimeVallée’s debut travel retail boutique, opened with China Duty Free Group in Haikou, gets off to rousing start – The Moodie Davitt Report

CHINA. Multi-model luxurious watch boutique TimeVallée is celebrating a profitable first month’s buying and selling of its first-ever travel retail area, opened in unique collaboration with China Duty Free Group (CDFG) in Mova Mall, Haikou on Hainan island.

TimeVallée’s debut retailer on the island formally opened its doorways on 1 February in time to welcome travellers for the Chinese language Spring Pageant. The boutique is Richemont Group-owned TimeVallée’s twelfth boutique globally.

The opening represents a severe validation of each CDFG’s and Hainan’s rising significance to the luxurious watch sector.

The retailer is conveniently situated throughout the CDFG area on the primary flooring of the MOVA Mall’s Gemini tower, which additionally options a variety of leisure, procuring, leisure and eating amenities.

TimeVallée’s retailer provides to the client expertise by offering what the companions described as an “unparalleled procuring journey all through the invention of essentially the most prestigious Swiss luxurious watch maisons”.

The 180sq m of retail area is encompassed by the sinuous signature TimeVallée watchbrand (pictured above), designed to lure watch lovers inside. The harmonious design of the area has been designed as a canvas to showcase the identification and creations of the eight luxurious maisons – Baume et Mercier, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin and Maison Piaget – integrating for the primary time their respective watch and jewelry merchandise.

TimeVallée is outlined by a mix of bodily and digital touchpoints, collectively serving as a gateway to the wealthy historical past and heritage of the respective Maisons.

A Discovery counter, that includes state-of-the-artwork digital expertise and a watch slate, permits prospects to discover greatest-sellers, novelties, restricted-version items and inidivdual Maison collections.

Notice: This story may even be featured subsequent week on The Moodie Davitt Report’s newly launched WeChat platform as a part of our unrivalled multi-lingual protection of travel retail’s quickest-rising market. For an interview with CDFG President Charles Chen, click on right here to learn the February version of The Moodie Davitt Journal, devoted to the Hainan offshore obligation free sector.

STRETCHING BEYOND TRADITIONAL RETAIL NORMS

TimeVallée is an revolutionary multi-model boutique idea supplied to all luxurious watch manufacturers and operated by exterior impartial companions.

TimeVallée boutiques are designed to introduce the best timepieces to each rising and mature markets by means of a pleasant retailer expertise that goes past the standard retail norms.

TimeVallée’s group of consultants provides what they declare to be “a singular recreation-altering idea to our retail companions”, one that gives bespoke consulting companies in the sphere of multi-manufacturers luxurious watch retail.

Via the customisation of every associate’s particular wants, TimeVallée claims to have developed a pioneering and built-in boutique idea. That idea embraces the boutique’s refined design and experiential areas; the quantity and kind of manufacturers options; and coaching and steady teaching to empower gross sales groups throughout TimeVallée’s community.