Kiton – Chopard

Naples at heart and the infinite colours of the scintillating sea that surrounds the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, dotted by small towns where every home is a splash of pink, yellow or red, as inspiration.

For the spring/summer 2021 menswear collection, Kiton has given shape to the charming, joyous energy of the places it belongs to by birth and stylistic affinity.

This season, the brand enthusiastically combines its unique savoir-faire with a more relaxed outlook, mixing formal elements with nonchalant details to offer its clientele a refined definition of comfort in which the harmony between Neapolitan charm and freedom of movement is absolute. Meticulous attention to the materials used is the foundation of it all, crafted exclusively by companies within the Kiton Group. First among them is the Lanificio Carlo Barbera wool mill, which develops textiles based on in-depth research and reinterpretations of rare variants in the archive.

Kiton starts where others leave off. The family mantra of company founder Ciro Paone, a master of capturing the essence of elegance and conveying it to the new generations that define the company today, could not be more apt. This is why, in the brand’s 100% Italian, fully-owned workshops, every bolt of fabric, every seam, every finish, and every accessory embodies sartorial excellence, interpreted today through a leisurely, unhurried spirit, open to a mix of different—though all impeccably constructed—looks.

Coinciding with the presentation of the new collection, Kiton is pleased to announce its first prestigious collaboration with Chopard, the renowned watch and jewellery maker, an icon of Swiss know-how and craftsmanship.

The two family-owned brands, two important ambassadors of elegant menswear that have the same vision of artisan production and traditions, have joined forces to create the L.U.C XP Il Sarto Kiton ultra-slim watch. In a limited edition of just 100 pieces, this model features a satiny DLC-coated bead-blasted steel case, a subtle houndstooth print dial and a slate grey cashmere band lined with red alligator leather.

The collaboration between the Swiss watchmaker and the Neapolitan tailor seemed to be written in the stars. Famous for its understated, essential elegance, an ultra-thin L.U.C XP timepiece is the perfect accessory for a custom suit crafted by the artisans of the Kiton atelier.

‘Kiton and Chopard have two very similar working philosophies. As I saw during my visit to the Chopard headquarters in Geneva, quality is pursued through the careful selection of raw materials and through the craftsmanship of, respectively, our specialized tailors and their master watchmakers. Supervision of the processes is essential, guaranteeing a premium-quality product. Our garments, like Chopard’s timepieces, are the result of consistent, meticulous methodologies.
Quality is thus our calling card, and I’m happy to launch this exceptional collaboration, confident that the release of this watch is just the first step’, stated Antonio De Matteis, CEO of the Kiton Group.

‘L.U.C is a collection of Haute Horlogerie watches that stands out for its distinctive character. Our partnership with Kiton is an entirely logical move, in that over the years our two family maisons have proven the excellence of their craftsmanship and their fertile creativity’, added Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard.

Savoir-faire, allure, precision and elegance: the collaboration between Kiton and Chopard is the perfect mix of virility and sensitivity, humility and charisma, aesthetics and mechanics, designed for modern gentlemen who elevate inner and outer beauty to the art of living.

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