Hermès Has 20% Gain in U.S. Watch Sales

Hermès, the French luxury goods group, posted an 8.2% increase in revenues to US$1.04 billion (2.1 billion euros) for 2001, it says. The company's best-performing division was watches. While some luxury groups posted small or no gains in watch sales for 2001 because of economic slowdowns and the impact of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hermès's watch sales rose 13% worldwide (about 155,000 watches) and more than 20% in the United States. The U.S. market accounts for 10% of Hermès's business. It was "a very good year" for the business, Hermès USA president Guillaume de Seynes told JCK, and "provides the momentum" for continued growth here. Aiding that growth is a new marketing program aimed at retailers and consumers. The program features annual photo albums of Hermès collections by some of the world's leading fashion photographers, starting this year with photographic considerations of t

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