H. Stern, Cole Haan Announce Watch Lines

H. Stern Jewelers, the international retail jewelry firm, and Cole Haan, known for luxury footwear and accessories, each have announced new watch lines that will be sold only in their stores.

H. Stern, which is headquartered in Brazil and operates 150 stores in 14 countries, has launched “Sfera,” a line of Swiss-made ergonomic stainless-steel watches. It offers 29 models for men and women, including chronographs and diamond watches. Retail prices range from $1,300 to $24,700.

Cole Haan, headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine, has contracted with Fossil Inc., based in Richardson, Texas, to develop and manufacture a full line of men’s and women’s watches bearing the Cole Haan name. The line will feature eight to 10 styles, with prices ranging from $200 to $400. The watches will debut in summer 2002 and initially will be sold only in Cole Haan stores.