WMR - May 2011
Swiss International & Novelties International
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY’S PRESENCE IN THE WATCH
SHAMBHU DAYAL: I have been in the watch business for the last 45 years. We started Novelties International 38 years ago. Our existing showroom Swiss International has been in existence since 20 years. My brother Shyam Sunder Jhunjhunwala (Sohan) and my son Raj K. Jhunjhunwala assist me in this business which my family has worked very hard to expand. We have been retailing several international brands such as West End Watch, Seiko, Citizen and Swiss watch brands. We have been foremost at the promotion of Swiss watch brands. We also act as distributors and authorised service providers. We have experienced and expert technicians with state-of-art facilities conducting after-sales services for all the Swiss watch brands and other international brands. The technicians have been trained in Switzerland as after sales is very important and we take personal interest in the same.
IN WHICH WATCH CATEGORY DO YOU SEE MAXIMUM SALES?
SD: The mid-range category of Swiss and international watches are doing well such as Titoni, Enicar, Mido, Tissot and a few others. In the mid high SHAMBHU DAYAL range products, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tag Heuer are also doing well and in the Premium range brands such as Rolex, Chopard, Cartier, Corum, Montblanc etc are the choice of select few elite. There is a need for a better variety of latest model launches to be introduced into the Nepal market. There is a demand for Swiss manufacturers and marketers to ensure better placement of latest attractive models in the Nepal market. If the models are not attractive enough for the high-end elite customer, then they will not buy them. However, we sell a good quantity of Titoni, Enicar, Olma, Omega, Longines, Montblanc and Corum.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR VARIOUS SHOWROOMS?
SD: In terms of Swiss International & Novelties International, we are retailing several swiss watch brands. Currently we have 2 showrooms, both located in the most demanding locations. The new showroom located in the posh area of Katmandu – Kingsway, address mentioned below was launched in April 2011. This 2,000 sq. ft. showroom, we has been extended into a shop-in-shop on the first floor will showcase various Swiss watch brands on the ground floor and on the first floor will showcase we are retailing diamond jewellery. We also have authorised sales and service centres there itself. The diamond market is also in close proximity by and this will be an added advantage.
1093 King's Way (Darbar Marg), Near Woodland Hotel, G.P.O.Box. 1536, Kathmandu, Nepal. Showroom Tel.: 4222358, 4254442 Fax: 4221150; Email: email@example.com