Range of Omega watches
Watching the clock may not be encouraged in work places but at
Chatham they actually pay you to watch the clock! The spacious boutique
recently opened its doors to customers who are on the lookout for
exclusive luxury watches in town. Housing some of the finest brands in
the market: Cartier, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC and Chopard, Chatham
is the joint venture of two of the top brands in Sri Lanka: Sifani
Jewellers and Hirdaramani Group.
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"We have known each other for a long time and since the country is
looking towards development we felt that the retail sector needs to be
enhanced. Luxury retail enjoys success all over the world. Sri Lanka too
can reach that level. According to our research the luxury watch market
has a huge potential to expand in this country," Hirdaramani Group
Director Siddarth Hirdaramani revealed the roots behind the inception of
the duo's multi-brand luxury watch boutique.
He noted that these particular brands were selected to cater to
different customers. Cartier is widely known as a jewellery watch. It
has adorned the wrists of celebrities and royalty for generations.
Chopard embodies the splendours of the imperial age and is made using
the state-of-the-art technology. Omega has been popular in Sri Lanka for
the past decades and includes a range of ladies and mens watches. The
brand has been associated with advances in sports timing, precision
technology and design, and most notably, James Bond. IWC and Jaeger Le
Coultre too comprise a range of stylish and pilot's watches. All these
timepieces have their own unique imprints and are aimed at catering to
locals as well as tourists.
Chatham Luxury General Manager Indrajith Ranawana with the
"Moving to watches an extension from the jewellery sector. Our
expertise in the field came in handy when installing this setup. Stores
of this nature benefit the tourism experience. Tourists are not only
encouraged to enjoy the beautiful landscapes but also to spend money at
the high end stores in Sri Lanka," Sifani Jewellers Managing Director
Rizvan Sahabdeen noted.
Sifani Jewellers Managing
Director Rizvan Sahabdeen
Hirdaramani Group Director
He said that they have had encouraging signs from the Indian and
Chinese consumer market. The location of the store at Galle Face Court
1, is an added bonus since many tourists venture to the area. Each of
the luxury collections featured at Chatham have been in existence for
more than hundred years and are considered the most magnificent of Swiss
timepieces. Directly imported from Switzerland the watches are priced
from Rs 300, 000 and upwards. A Cartier priced Rs five million is the
most expensive watch that they possess at the moment. Three of the
brands which make up five of the top export watches in Switzerland:
Omega, Cartier and IWC are available at the boutique.
Customers are also given the opportunity to place custom orders for
one-of-a-kind watches or for pieces that are not currently available
within the signature collections at Chatham .