DFS Galleria Macao hosts Christophe Claret for launch of exclusive Kantharos Collection
JUNE 14, 2013 - DFS Group (DFS), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, hosted Christophe Claret for the launch of a selection of new timepieces straight out of Baselworld 2013 at the DFS Galleria Macao at The Shoppes at Four Seasons’. DFS’ unique Le Salon concept space provided an ideal backdrop within which to showcase this collection recently. Mr. Christophe Claret, the watchmaker himself, presented 7 watches from the prestigious Baccara and Kantharos collections at the preview, after which 3 pieces will remain in Macao and be exclusively retailed by DFS. At the end of 2013, when DFS hosts its fifth annual Masterpieces of Time exhibition of Haute Horlogerie, the Kantharos will also return from Mr. Claret. DFS will become one of the first retailers of the Kantharos across Asia from early December.
The Kantharos prototype represents another impressive addition to DFS’ portfolio of curated luxury offerings at destinations worldwide. The watch, monopusher chronograph, strikes on a cathedral gong with a constant force mechanism for improved accuracy and features a constant-force escapement, illustrating Christophe Claret’s unique blend of expertise in Haute Horlogerie and high-tech precision. Arriving at DFS only weeks after the conclusion of Baselworld 2013, the largest horological gathering in the world, the unveiling of Kantharos exemplifies DFS’ continued commitment to curating exclusive collections of luxury brands and products, while optimizing its customers’ convenience. The preview hosted at DFS was the final stop the brand selected for its recent tour through Asia.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Christophe Claret as the only retailer in Macao to bring customers this exclusive timepiece,” said Benjamin Vuchot, Region President – North Asia, DFS Group. “We constantly strive to curate our offerings to meet our customers’ needs, wherever they may be. We are confident that this stunning watch will more than satisfy the demands of our Haute Horlogerie clientele in Macao.”
Christophe Claret said, “We are proud to have chosen DFS as our preferred retail partner. We selected DFS for this launch not only based on the strength of our relationship, but also because of the unique retail concept that houses the Christophe Claret collection at the DFS Galleria in Macao -Le Salon.”
A fitting host for such a special product, Le Salon, set within the Watchmaker Boutique Hall at the DFS Galleria Macao at The Shoppes at Four Seasons, features specially-selected offerings by independent watchmakers as well as exclusive vintage collections by prestigious brands. The first of its kind in Macao, Le Salon -which opened its doors in late 2012 -reflects DFS’ singular focus on bringing together the world’s most exciting watchmakers and exclusive collections of Haute Horlogerie for the benefit of its discerning customers. True to the Group’s dedication to providing exceptional levels of customer service, Le Salon also features a dedicated After Sales area, where professional watch experts offer watch maintenance and private viewing rooms. The addition of Christophe Claret’s innovative Baccara and Kantharos collections once again demonstrates the ability of DFS’ Le Salon to deliver its customers truly exceptional products in elegant and inviting retail environments.