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Power Talk Series – Understanding luxury watches with Rahul Kapoor (Co-founder - Excedo Luxuria)

 

India has become a hotspot for premium watch brands, new retailers and market partners. To help the Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management (MGLuxM) students understand the challenges and opportunities in the luxury watch industry, SP Jain School of Global Management organised a Power Talk by Rahul Kapoor, co-founder of Excedo Luxuria, a luxury retailer.

India has become a hotspot for premium watch brands, new retailers and market partners. To help the Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management (MGLuxM) students understand the challenges and opportunities in the luxury watch industry, SP Jain School of Global Management organised a Power Talk by Rahul Kapoor, co-founder of Excedo Luxuria, a luxury retailer.

Rahul Kapoor specialises in Bespoke and Haute Luxury. His company Excedo Luxuria is one of the world's only dedicated Haute Luxury specialists. The firm represents a strong portfolio of niche brands including EL Chaussure for custom, handmade shoes, Fabiov leather accessories, Hayari Couture gowns, dresses and scents, and Swiss watch brands Cecil Purnell and Breva.

The session was held on March 5, 2020 at SP Jain’s Mumbai campus. Here are the key takeaways:

  • Mr Kapoor introduced the students to the exclusive world of Luxury Horology – the art of making clocks and watches
  • He offered insights into the functioning of the luxury watch space within a complex market like India
  • He helped students identify and appreciate the different kinds of watches like Swiss Made and Haute Horology

To enhance the learning, Mr Kapoor showcased some exclusive watch samples and gave students the chance to experience the luxurious timepieces first-hand.

The Power Talk helped students understand how luxury watch houses’ design and manufacture their timepieces and why they are valued at a special price point.

Rahul Kapoor (in white, second from right in the second row) with SP Jain’s Luxury Management students
Rahul Kapoor (in white, second from right in the second row) with SP Jain’s Luxury Management students

Student Experiences

“I loved his energy, passion and love for watches. His teaching style was natural, engaging and entertaining.” – Siddhant Rathod (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

“I was not a watch enthusiast, but now I know the difference between a watch and a timepiece. His passion was contagious, and it compelled me to research more on the brands he mentioned.” – Shivansh Lodha (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

“The way he conducted the session and shared his industry experiences with us was phenomenal. It was inspiring to learn about his professional journey and his achievements at the age of 38.” – Rusat Shah (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

“Mr Kapoor spoke with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm which opened up a whole new avenue for me as a luxury manager.” – Isha Betharia (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

 

 

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