(PRWEB UK) 23 February 2013
Zeon Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Herald Group, today announces that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with British lifestyle brand Barbour to design, market and distribute a collection of watches under the Barbour brand name. The first products will be launched in the second half of 2014.
“We are excited to be working with the iconic Barbour brand to design and produce a vibrant watch collection,” said Richard Tibber, Managing Director of Zeon Limited.
Steve Buck, Managing Director, Barbour said “Zeon Limited is renowned as one of the market leaders in the watch industry. Their focus on quality and attention to detail make them the ideal partner to launch our new collection. The watches that Zeon will design will complement our stylish co-ordinated clothing, footwear and accessories as we grow as a lifestyle brand.”
The watch collection consisting of a range of ladies and men’s watches retailing between £70 to £200 will be available in stores from Autumn 2014. Barbour watches will be offered initially through Barbour retail stores, select, high-end UK department and jewellery stores, before moving into similar retail outlets across Europe, the USA and Asia.
J Barbour & Sons Ltd was founded in 1894 and has always been based in South Shields in the North East of England. Barbour is a 5th generation, family owned business.
Barbour is a leading global lifestyle brand producing knitwear, shirts, trousers, footwear, accessories and outerwear for men, women and children in over 40 countries worldwide including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the US and Japan.
Barbour’s customer service is unique – wax jackets can be returned at any time for rewaxing, repairs or alteration.
About Zeon Limited
Zeon Limited (London and Hong Kong), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Herald Group, a Public Corporation quoted on the Hong Kong Stock exchange, is the largest manufacturer and distributor of watches and clocks in the UK, and a major force in the international market. The company, which was founded in London by Richard Tibber in 1979, has become a leader in the watch and clock industry through offering its expertise in innovative design, manufacturing and distribution worldwide. Zeon Limited was one of the UK’s first companies to become involved with the licensing of famous brand names for watches.
Zeon Limited is known for its diverse portfolio of leading international brands including: Ingersoll, Bench, Braun, Penguin, Paul’s Boutique and Vivienne Westwood. Zeon Limited is also a major supplier of OEM. Zeon works from the origination of the designs, through to manufacturing and distributing to major retailers. Additional information on Zeon is available at: http://www.zeonltd.co.uk