As in many things Hublot, the sense of fusion and love was in the air. In particular, the brand's North American manager, Jean-Francois Sberro, introduced the event and the two stars of seemingly diametrically opposite sports, as representative of the art of fusion that Hublot is known for. After a quick Q&A between the two athletes, there was a fun competition (if you can call it that) on the green where Matt and Justin took to each other in trying to sink putts for Justin Rose' charity. All in all, Justin Rose took ,000 courtesy of Hublot, for his Kate and Justin Rose Foundation, whose mission is "Feeding Hungry Tummies and Curious Minds."
This month on aBlogtoWatch, you have a chance to win a Claude Bernard Chronograph Automatic timepiece, which is an elegant and attractive bi-compax chronograph. Who wears a chronograph dress watch? The concept is a relatively modern phenomenon which developed as historic sport watches simply became dressier over time. Originally, all chronograph watches were tools meant for timing events and activities, but later became lifestyle objects. Today, there are sporty chronograph watches and even sportier ones. The Chronograph Automatic by Swiss Claude Bernard has an understated elegance but also a clean modern design.
Enter the SpeedUp SmartWatch. Now, while it may not be the first iOS and Android compatible smart watch, SpeedUp claims that it is in fact the first iOS and Android compatible smart watch to boast a full color multi-touch LCD display. It was first seen earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
The second reason Apple's approach is interesting, is that this surprising display may hint at some new distribution channels for the Cupertino company's Watch: according to Dan Frommer of Quartz, colette is the sort of high-fashion store that many expect to be a key part of Apple’s retail strategy for the Apple Watch, especially the luxury “Edition” version. The store presently sells sells an unlocked iPhone 6 for €1,500 (,895), and fancy jeweled iPhone 5S devices for as much as €3,100 (,920). Clearly, colette is not a newcomer to offering high-end Apple products, and such an opportunity implies that this and comparable stores can be expected to carry the Apple Watch.
ABTW: Do you serve mostly locals or tourists, or is it a good mix? Also, what percentage of your customers would you call "knowledgeable watch collectors?"