LC (License Company) International Watches Ltd. was founded in Istanbul in 2012. LC Int. Watches has received the Lee Cooper’s global license for watches in 2012 and we received the Kappa’s global license for watches at the beginning of 2014.
Kappa and Turkish company LC International Watches Ltd. have announced a ten-year (5+5) licensing deal to manufacture and distribute Kappa branded watches for men and women on the International market. The deal with LC International Watches Ltd., will be operational from 2014 and the first collection will premiere worldwide at the BaselWorld fair on March 27th, 2014. The partnership’s sales targets reach almost 50 million dollars for the first five years with a renewal option for another five years.
LC International will exhibit the Kappa Watches and the Lee Cooper Watches at the Baselworld. Kappa Watches will perform its world premiere and Lee Cooper Watches will meet with the watch lovers at the Baselworld 2014!
LC International Watches, are the official producers of fashion timepieces for global denim brand, Lee Cooper. LC Watches is currently operating in its second year as a licensed partner of Lee Cooper. The partnership has achieved sales targets reach almost 60 million dollars for ten years.
The Commando watch uses thick rough canvas, combined with leather and bulky stitching plus black PVD, to create an on-brand, on-trend industriallmilitary look.
From the moment Lee Cooper started producing denim products in 1908 right through to its current, wide-ranging lifestyle collection, the British brand has been on top of trends and technology.
Lee Cooper is, in fact, Europe’s oldest jeans company, initially producing durable denim products fort he UK workforce from a factory in London’s East End, and becoming official supplier of military uniforms for British troops during the first and second World wars. Later, the bran caused a stir by introducing ladies zip-up front denims to post-war Britain, swiftly becoming the UK and Franc’'s top denim label.
Come 1964, and Lee Cooper was once again generating headlines – this time for introducing PVC jeans in Carnaby Street. Today, as a global lifestyle brand, Lee Cooper offers clothing and accessories in almost 100 countries worlwide.
Watches are a relatively recent addition to the brand offering, launched in partnership with LC International Watch Group and aimed at the existing Lee Cooper core customer – urban nomads who enjoy city life and quick to adopt emerging trends.
Up-to-the-minute in terms of trends and technology, Lee Cooper watches are as high quality as they are reasonably priced. The brand uses nickel-free 316L Steel, and plates its black gold and rose gold with the advanced, non-polluting and long-lasting PVD system. Watches are all water resistant to 10ATM and feature first-class Japanese movements.
As you’d expect from a fashion brand, Lee Cooper updates its collections regularly, bringing them to market fast so that they are always at the cutting edge of fashion.
Current collections feature gold, two-tone Steel and rose gold. Ladies models feature Swarovski Crystals, ceramic elements, mother-of-pearl dials anda re finished with a variety of leather, resin, mesh and metal bracelets.
For 2014, new models are launched alongside a strong focus on sharpening the brand’s identity even further.
YOU MAY NOT be familiar with the new Kappa Watches making their debut here at Baselworld, but anyone who’s watched sport during the past 36 years will recognise the Omini Logo – a silhouetted man and woman sitting back-to-back – on the dial, and the sportswear brand it belongs to.
You’ll have seen that logo on the arm of club captain Gianluca Vialli Holding up the trophy as Juventus became Euroean Champions in 1996. And beneath the medal ribbons as Carl Lewis took gold fort he USA at the 1983 and 1988 Olympics. And you’ll have seen it on footwear, kit and accessories if you follow golf, fencing, football, basketball, hockey, rogby union, volleyball, skiing or any other of the sports that Kappa supplies.
So when LC International, the Istanbul based company who also make watches for Lee Cooper, took over the Kappa licence it was starting with guaranteed global brand recognition.
The new Kappa collection is aimed at men and women who enjoy an active, sporting lifestyle. Targeted at markets in North America, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, up to 50 models have been launched, anda re divided into three all the pieces available are analogue, with digital lines to follow. These are watches to appeal to anyone seeking a practical, well-built watch suitable for an active life.
The three chronographs from the KP-1501 range have a stainless-steel case, a dished dial with a textured carbon central section and red, blue or orange detailing on the subdials, hands and indexes colour-matched to the nylon strap.
There are also a number of sturdy multifunction models. One has a sleek black steel case, a tachymeter on the bezel, a patterned black central dial with minute and subdial hands picked our in red, and a black leather strap with a grey dial, large luminescent hands and numbers, protected crown and a grey stainless-steel case finished off with an army-green leather
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