Know more about Invicta 0072 from Invicta watches review

There are great number of collections from Invicta, which is a world renowned brand for some of the most stylish and comprises of some exquisite features on the market. One of the models of Invicta which is 0072 pro diver is considered to be a very much distinguished and large watch that you would also comprise of a classic chronograph appeal. It would make the appeal of the one who wears it to a whole new level. At a first glance, any one would consider this watch to be really very expensive, in fact according to the review of invicta watches it would offer the feel to the people at such level that they would presume the price of the watch to be much more expensive than some of the highest price collections from Rolex brand as well.

This is a contemporary watch that is manufactured using 18k gold plated over top quality stainless steel. It’s of the highest quality gold plating’s as well that you can find polished and brushed finish on the watch. The Invicta 0072 exudes sophistication and class and is at a league of its own. It is more suitable to wear with all type of leisurely occasion and formal aspects as well. This watch can be obtained at a much reasonable rates as well. You can find out some online retailers who are offering some discounts on the purchase of this model over online.

Here are some vital aspects from Invicta watches review that you need to know about this watch

This is a top quality watch Swiss made with quartz movement and it can offer accurate and high quality readings. This model is extremely durable and comprises of flame fusion crystal coating that is extra think when compared with other models. The case is made up of very high quality stainless steel so that the users can get great durability from this watch and the band of the watch is made of up heavy duty stainless steels that it would not tear off at any level of usage. There is provision of screw down crown to adjust any dial or sub dials on the watch. There is provision of large luminescent indexes so that the user would be able to take the reading of any features of the watch any level of darkness as well.

The movement that is made up of in this model is considered to be of Swiss made quartz and we all know that who capable they are. All the parts are made in Swiss and hence it’s a complete Swiss made watch and also assembled in the Swiss factory only. According to the invicta 8926 movement review, there are various type of brands in the market is also made up of 18k gold plating but would be less durable as due to the material used in it. But this Swiss made watch is made with extra higher grade to be much more durable and effective when used than any other models of the same level and range. The thickness of this watch is around 17mm thickness and the watch is about 48mm in diameter.

Swiss watch sales see significant gains

Finally, the tourbillions are spinning faster. After four straight months of declines, Swiss watch sales gained 9.6 percent to $644.8 million, or 809.7 million Swiss francs, in February, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has disclosed. In fact, the February figures were 2.3 percent higher than the combined sales of January and February last year.

But after this month’s terrorist attacks in Spain, some executives have tempered their enthusiasm. “Today it is clear that if we didn’t have that bloody Madrid thing, then we would be expecting quite a good year,” said Bernard Fornas, Cartier International president. “It reinforces what I’ve said in the past: It is very difficult to forecast, even in the short term.”

That said, Fornas remains optimistic, adding that sales have been “quite good” in the U.S. and Asia, even as Europe remains weak. “The turnaround has begun,” he said.

Indeed, other watchmakers concurred that sales for the first two months of the year have bounced back strongly after marked declines last year, when they were hard hit by the SARS threat and the war in Iraq. As they prepare for the important order-writing shows in Basel and Geneva next month, they said buoyancy has returned to the trade.

“I’m very optimistic for 2004,” said Corum chief executive Severin Wunderman. “To date I have seen a substantial improvement over last year. This year all of the majors will show new pieces and new prices [at Basel] and are planning substantial marketing investments to make up for last year’s losses. Anyhow, at my firm that totally is the case.

Wunderman added that Corum will launch a women’s watch with complicated movements. “This, for ladies, is a world’s first. Never have collector’s pieces been made specifically for women. [But] as today they purchase a large amount of luxury goods, I feel we’ll do real well with this. So far the pre-Basel results on these pieces have been tremendous.”

Fawaz Gruosi, who controls Switzerland’s high-end De Grisogono watch and jewelry firm, reported that sales have grown at a double-digit rate since the beginning of the year.

“The improvement is very significant,” said Gruosi. “In Paris alone, which was dead in fall, sales have multiplied by four. Yesterday in St. Bart’s we sold a $500,000 piece. We are planning important launches for Basel, including four new watches and seven new jewelry lines.”

“Our most promising markets are the Middle East and Eastern Europe,” said Caroline Scheufele, vice president of Geneva’s Chopard. “Asia has also picked up a lot.” Scheufele believes clients will gravitate to “high-quality and very expensive” pieces. At Basel, Chopard will launch four women’s watch lines, as well as a selection of new high-jewelry watches.

Van Cleef & Arpels marketing director Eric Jacolliot said sales had improved most in the United States. “In Geneva, we’ll introduce three new watch models with important complications. We are betting on 2004 as being better than last year.”

The Swiss Federation reported that watch exports in February grew “in both value and volume.” It said the two million timepieces exported in February represented an 11.3 percent increase over the same month last year.

Steel and aluminum watches performed well, with exports rising 10.7 percent, followed by goldwatches, up 3.7 percent. Sales of silver watches, however, declined 29.7 percent in February, and platinum watches fell 1.9 percent.

The fastest-growing market was the U.S., the biggest market for Swiss watches, which bounded 31.9 percent to $102.7 million, or 129 million Swiss francs. Asia did not improve, with sales in Hong Kong down 5.3 percent, Japan down 4.4 percent and Singapore down 7 percent.

While sales decreased 5 percent in Italy and 13.1 percent in Germany, they improved 9 percent in France and rebounded 22.9 percent in the United Kingdom.

Cartier, Ferrari kicking off U.S. accessories collection

Ferrari, the Italian automotive company, and Cartier, Inc., international jeweler, have launched an accessories line in the U.S. under the Ferrari Formula label. The line is expected to bring in $3 million to $4 million in wholesale sales its first season, according to Ralph Destino, president of Cartier, USA.

Under terms of the agreement, Cartier has licensed the Ferrari name for accessories and will oversee product manufacturing. Cartier’s staff in Paris will work with Ferrari to design the line.

The collection, which includes sport watches, sunglasses, leather goods and writing instruments, will make its debut next week at a new in-store boutique at Bloomingdale’s flagship store in New York, Destino told a press conference here Wednesday. Officials at the store could not be reached to confirm the arrangement.

Items are being shipped to selected department stores, boutiques, jewelry stores and optical shops throughout the country, where they will be available this fall. However, Ferrari will not be sold through Cartier’s retail shops.

Distribution of the Ferrari sunglasses will be handled by Starline Optical Corp. of Fairfield, N.J. All other Ferrari products will be marketed by Park Lane Associates of Providence, R.I.

The items have an accent on youth and are designed for today’s spunky generation,” Destino said at the conference. He later added that all items have a sporty look, and many are done in Ferrari racing car colors: “Formula gray” and “Ferrari red.”

The watches, for example, which wholesale from $170 to $325, are for “the person who takes off his or her Rolex which on weekends,” according to Mark Bertman, vice president of Park Lane. Watchesinclude three designs — city watches, with water-resistant leather wristbands, also available with a solid gold case; marine watches, with patented silicone rubber wristband, which come with red and yellow designs on the faces, and sport watches with wristbands in gray-tone steel and goldplated interlinks.

Special watches include a diver’s watch, water-resistant to 120 meters, and a chronograph, which gives information on short-lapsed time, speeds and rhythms.

Writing instruments will wholesale from $25 to $42.75, and lighters will wholesale for $27.50.

Leather goods, including travel and desk items, attache cases, handbags and pocket goods totaling 40 items, will sell in the $12.50 to $250 wholesale range. Sunglasses, available in four shapes and in yellow gold and Formula gray colors, will sell for approximately $60 wholesale.

According to Fred Levinger, president of Park Lane, stores selling Ferrari goods will be selected on a franchise basis in specific marketing areas. Park Lane will work closely with Claudio Sguazzini, general manager of Ferrari North America.

Designs have been created in Paris by Cartier staff working with Ferrari, which approves all items.Watches are manufactured in Switzerland, pens and leather goods are made in Italy and lighters are made in Austria.

Ferrari products were actually brought out a year ago in Europe, Destino said, although with only a fraction of its current number of items. Sunglasses and leather goods were not part of the European group, he noted.