The new Mondaine Helvetica series is designed by the renowned typographer and designer Erik Spiekermann after Mondaine’s Helvetica Collection took off and gained a loyal consumer following.
The Mondaine Helvetica Erik Spiekermann Collection remains precise, stylish and discreet, yet strong in conviction. It truly stands out due to its series of unique features, such as Erik’s signature on the case back and its preservation of Mondaine's iconic red second hand.
Available in Light, Regular and Bold, all models feature a Swiss quartz movement and scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
The Mondaine Helvetica No.1 Collection was the first to incorporate the recognizable typeface into its watches, making the dial easy to read and elegant to look at, allowing the models to be seen as a true example of strength and aesthetic precision.
Duty Free Dynamics is proud to support GUESS Watches partnership, through its “Faces To Watch – Time To Give” program, with Pencils of Promise, an innovative global education non-profit to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. It currently has education programs in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana.
GUESS Watches has designed a special edition timepiece and will donate a percentage of the proceeds from each sale to Pencils of Promise. This year’s timepiece embraces a signature case of polished silver with a rose gold top ring and glitter inset paired with a metallic rose gold leather strap for a luxurious feel.
Give back with Time To Give Special Edition timepiece, already available to order.
Since the inception of “Faces To Watch – Time To Give” program in 2006, GUESS Watches and its worldwide partners have raised close to $7 million USD to support 13 charities around the world.
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – MAY 25, 2017: Duty Free Dynamics has today announced an exciting new partnership with the well renowned brand Luminox, the original self-powered luminous watch brand. The agreement involves the exclusive distribution of Luminox in the Travel Retail channels in selected markets of the Americas. This new partnership is in line with Duty Free Dynamics’ strategy to have a unique combination of leading brands in their category.
About Duty Free Dynamics
Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) is based in Panama City, Panama and was created by the Liberman Group to specifically cater to brands aiming to establish a solid presence in the Travel Retail segment throughout the Americas. DFD was founded in 2015, and is strategically building its brand portfolio of hand-picked brands, such as Guess Watches in the Travel Retail Channel of Latin America and the Caribbean; TW Steel, Braun Watches & Clocks in the Travel retail of the Americas.
Luminox, the original self-powered luminous watch brand, is the watch of choice for U.S. Navy SEALs, F-117 Nighthawk™ stealth jet pilots, other elite forces and professional divers. Luminox watches glow up to 25 years in any light condition, Always Visible. Tough, powerful and accurate, Swiss-made Luminox is the ultimate night vision gear for serious athletes, rugged outdoorsmen and other peak performers. Visit luminox.com and facebook.com/Luminox to learn more about their current collection.
Navy SEALs, law enforcement, emergency personnel and more wear Luminox watches, and these professionals need to be able to see the time no matter the conditions. That’s why Luminox uses tiny tritium gas tubes, which will provide illumination for up to 25 years. Unlike other luminosity systems, which depend on exterior light sources to charge luminous paint or a pushbutton to illuminate the watch, the luminosity is built right into Luminox watches, ensuring that you will always be able to see the time, no matter the conditions.
In 1989, iconic German brand Braun launched its first analog wristwatch, the AW10: a small, minimal timepiece designed by legendary German designer Dietrich Lubs. Two years later, Lubs took the AW10 to its next logical step, removing the numerals and minute markers from the original design to make the AW50.
Braun relaunched these iconic classics during Baselworld in March 2017. Duty Free Dynamics was present at their booth as exclusive distributor in the travel retail channel in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Read the full article: https://gearpatrol.com/2017/04/24/braun-aw10-aw50-reissue/
The Americas Duty Free & Travel Retailing covers the industry in both the North and South American continents to keep readers up-to-date on operators' strategies, product reports, trade shows, people and regional profiles. The March issue features a single page article dedicated to Duty Free Dynamics. Check it out!
Baselworld, The World Watch and Jewellery Show, was held in Basel, Switzerland from March 23 to 30, 2017. During this week, Duty Free Dynamics as exclusive distributor in the travel retail channel in Latin America and the Caribbean for GUESS Watches, attended their booth and once again GUESS Watches made a statement as a fashion trendsetter brand revealing their Disruptive Point of Sale concept.
They also presented Androidwear 2.0 and IQ Fitness Tracker as a continuation of their smart watches category.
The new product will be available later on this Fall.
The Volante Collection puts the TW Steel attitude in top gear and gives those who love to drive a timepiece that celebrates their love for the open road. The Volante Collection features 22 different executions with models powered by a 3-hand, chronograph or dual time movement in either 45mm or 48mm size.CLOSE
Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) extends its Brand Portfolio through a new strategic partnership with TW Steel, the global Dutch watch brand, well known for dominating the oversized watch segment. The agreement involves the exclusive distribution of TW Steel for the Travel Retail channel in the Americas and the Caribbean.
About Duty Free Dynamics
Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) is based in Panama City, Republic of Panama. It was created to specifically cater to brands aiming at establishing a solid presence in the Travel Retail segment throughout the Americas. DFD continues to strategically grow its portfolio of selected brands, such as Guess Watches and Braun Watches & Clocks in the Travel retail of the Americas and Caribbean. DFD looks forward to working close with the TW Steel team to distribute and reinforce its presence in the region and address the needs of its customers throughout the channel.
About TW Steel
With its name meaning ‘The Watch in Steel’, TW Steel is firmly established as a big, bold, global lifestyle brand. Its timepiece collections are reflective of, and available for all tastes and occasions with innovative design and luxurious styling paired together with Swiss build quality and an exceptional price point. TW Steel offers a defined sense of individuality and shows to the world that as a bold and ambitious personality, you wear a statement watch that truly reflects who you are.
On September 8th, 2016, Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) inaugurated their new corporate headquarters at the BiCSA Financial Center, in the 61st floor, Balboa Ave, Panama City, Republic of Panama. Nicolas Dobry, DFD’s President of the board, officially opened the event followed by a cocktail. All attendees, including partners, clients, employees, vendors and friends enjoyed an office tour and its amazing panoramic view, which includes the Balboa Avenue, the Coastal Belt called “Cinta Costera” and the Old Town (Casco Antiguo).
Designed to accommodate future growth of the company, DFD’s new headquarters feature a dynamic work environment and amazing city views from the BICSA Financial Center, the third tallest building in Panama and the fourth in Latin America.
With the completion of its new offices, the company is well positioned to continue expanding their distribution brand portfolio in the Travel Retail channel in the Americas and The Caribbean.
Duty Free Dynamics is proud to support GUESS Watches partnership with The Get In Touch Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s committed to raising breast health awareness and is devoted to educating people of all ages about breast health initiatives.
GUESS Watches has designed a Special Edition watch that will be available this Fall season. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is directly donated to The Get In Touch Foundation. For the female fashionista keeping up with the sought-after athleisure movement, GUESS Watches has designed a vibrant combination of a sporty and chic watch featuring a smooth silicone strap in classic white. The silver tone case is enhanced by a bezel of shimmering pink crystals and a matching white multifunction.
This season it’s time to Get in Touch with the Limited Edition Sparkling & Sporting Pink timepiece.
This Limited Edition Watch has been created exclusively for the Pink Ribbon cause and will be available for shipping from the 5th of September.
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – JUNE 20, 2016
Duty Free Dynamics announced new partnership with “Zeon Ltd” the global licensee of the Braun watches and clocks. The agreement involves the exclusive distribution of Braun watches and clocks for the Travel retail channel in the Americas, and became effective on June 1st 2016.
About Duty Free Dynamics
Panama City-based Duty Free Dynamics (DFD), part of the Liberman Group, was created specifically to cater to brands aiming to establish a solid presence in the Travel Retail channel throughout the Americas. DFD was founded in 2015 to handle the distribution of Guess Watches in the Travel Retail Channel of Latin America and the Caribbean.
About Braun Watches & Clocks
Braun is known for design-driven and innovative electrical products. Braun’s minimalist, clean aesthetic was built around the brand ethos ‘less but better’.
In 1975 Braun launched a range of clocks and watches based on the established visual language that made Braun products iconic. In recent years this range has been revived and updated to bring the past forward.
Made to last from reliable and durable raw materials, today’s award-winning range of Braun watches and clocks is designed and built with a focus on quality and precision.
About Zeon Ltd
Zeon Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong listed Herald Group, is a leader in the global timepiece market. Founded in London in 1979, the company offers expertise in innovative design, manufacturing and distribution of watches and clocks worldwide.
Zeon holds a diverse portfolio of leading international design, fashion and lifestyle brands including Ingersoll, Vivienne Westwood, Barbour, and Braun. It is also a major supplier of OEM product. For more information, please visit www.zeonltd.co.uk
Duty Free Dynamics Corp.
Duty Free Dynamics, the company formed in Panama last year initially to distribute Guess watches in the LATAM and Caribbean travel retail markets, announces a new partnership with Zeon Ltd, the global licensee of Braun watches and clocks. The agreement covers the exclusive distribution of Braun watches and clocks for the Travel Retail channel in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Duty Free Dynamics is branching out to represent other brands and product categories in the channel, says Duty Free Dynamics General Manager Guy Bodart. The addition of Braun’s awardwinning collection of clocks and watches to the Duty Free Dynamics portfolio fits in perfectly with this objective, and complements the work that DFD has accomplished so far with the Guess fashion watches.
Bodart, a well-known, respected executive in the world of luxury in Latin America, joined DFD earlier this year after 20 years with Chanel. At Chanel, Bodart served as vice president of sales for Latin America, subsequently becoming president of the Chanel subsidiary in Mexico and later Brazil.
Bodart’s responsibilities at Chanel encompassed all divisions, including fragrance and cosmetics, fashion, and watches. He was instrumental in launching Chanel watches and fashion in the LatAm region, and has in-depth knowledge of every player in the region, both in the local markets and travel retail.
“Duty Free Dynamics has the ability to be a strong multi-category company. Within three years we expect to be handling accessories, electronics, apparel and fragrances & cosmetics, in addition to watches and jewelry,” says Bodart. He adds that “Our objective at DFD is to grow vertically by taking on brands from diverse categories, but at the same time expand geographically by convering airports, duty free zones and border shops in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.”
“We are looking for brands that want to be in Travel Retail in the Americas but cannot afford the resources or time to do it on their own. Basically we are a distributor made up of a young, active and dynamic team with strong spirit. We are pro-active, pro-solution and very sell-out oriented. We offer brands a single voice and single entry point in the complex and vast world of the Travel Retail channel throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.”
“We do what is best for the brand, and we are able to do it quickly. This team, combined with my expertise, creates a powerful tool to bring a brand into the channel and make it grow,” stresses Bodart.
For the present, DFD reports an excellent year for Guess, whose men’s and women’s fashion watches incorporate the Guess image and appeal to young, fashion-driven consumers around the world. Guess watches, the largest licensed watch brand in the world, are available in 114 countries, and growing in travel retail. Citing its state-of-the-art supply chain operation and efficient ‘on-line’ self-management ordering system, DFD reports that it “reintroduced the [Guess] brand as the leader in the fashion watch segment and gained visibility in the best stores throughout the region…in less than 6 months.”
“Our Guess brand is on a roll. We have opened accounts in most of the territory across the Caribbean, Central and South America, and are seeing excellent sell-out. We have new orders from every place we are being sold,” Bodart reports.
DFD has listed the Guess watches with UETA –“where the brand is doing very well,” says Bodart – and is also with Dufry in Argentina and Mexico City, with more Dufry doors to open next year. Duty Free Dynamics’ team of energetic and highly trained, multicultural personnel bring a wide range of experience to the new venture and concentrate on delivering first class customer service.
“We are focusing on moving our products off the shelves, using good visibility at the point of sale and incentivizing the sale staff. We were set up to specialize in travel retail and we understand this market well,” he says. Guess has now taken its fashion expertise and incorporated it into an award-winning Smartwatch, called the Guess Connect. And to appeal to a broader audience, Guess is introducing the new On Demand collection, featuring a lower price point to attract a new customer, selling in duty free in the $110- $180 range. Duty Free Dynamics’ is part of the Liberman Group and is able to capitalize on the financial support and extensive experience of the Panamanian-based multinational. The Group is a major player in an array of industries including energy in Central America, olive oil & winery in Argentina, finance & banking in Uruguay, hospitality and real estate.
DFD was created by the Group to specifically cater to brands aiming to establish a solid presence in the Travel Retail segment throughout the Americas.
Asutil is a convention that is held on a yearly basis and each year choose a different location. This year it took place in June 3- 6 in Panama City, Panama.
They offer travel retail market professionals the chance to meet up and discuss the various issues and challenges that are being faced by the travel retail market industry.
In addition to this, these conferences also provide an opportunity for distributors to share their news and services with one another.
Each year, Asutil bring together the main retailers and suppliers, allowing them to gain a better understanding of their mutual needs. A hand-picked selection of high profile speakers offer during this conventions the opportunity to share their knowledge about the field and the news that have been taking place in the travel retail market industry.
Duty Free Dynamics, Corp (DFD) is dedicated to the high-end/luxury/fashion distribution industry in LatAm (Mexico, Central and South America) and the Caribbean (islands and cruise ships) travel retail market.
DFD attended this year and exhibited the GUESS Fall 2015 collection to the clients and show them what we have to offer for the next season