“With the breathless hype surrounding next year’s release of the Apple Watch and the novelty of being able to read Twitter and Facebook updates from your wrist, there is still an elusive something the watch will never be able to deliver: emotion,” Mia Taylor reports for MainStreet. “At least that’s the reaction from some luxury watch industry insiders.”
“‘I cannot say it would never appeal to the luxury market. But when someone buys a high-end watch, they’re buying it because of the emotion, because it makes them feel special. It’s a feeling you cannot get with an Apple Watch, iPhone or computer,’ says Philip de Palma, founder and CEO of The Watch Enthusiast, a luxury watch review app with 166,000 users in 129 countries. ‘A luxury watch is mechanical, hand-made, hand finished. It produces its own energy, and it tells time. And only time. The old-fashioned way,'” Taylor reports. “‘It’s nothing special. Frankly speaking, I’m a little disappointed, I was expecting something with more innovation,’ de Palma says. ‘Apple invented the iPhone, iPad and iPod. This is just another one of those things. We have seen this already.'”
Taylor reports, “‘Will it be the death of watch industry? Definitely no,’ de Palma says. ‘It’s not the same audience. It’s going be watch No. 15 or 20 of the true watch collector who will buy it just for fun because it’s Apple and he wants to do something wild or different like ‘Look at me putting on my Mickey Mouse glasses and this watch.””
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