Last week, I wrote about the falling sales of watches as revealed by a consumer survey. As a functional item of time-keeping, young people have replaced the watch with other mobile gadgets.
Fitting, then that Dolce & Gabbana have marketed their watches, as fashion accessories.
Of course, to Dolce & Gabbana consumers, it has always been about style. Indeed, for Swatch and most watch brands, marketing has never been about functionality but about fashion.
Perhaps to young people, a watch is just another optional item.