Explora Journeys has unveiled further details of its retail offering aboard EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II, including all-new luxury watch and jewellery retail shops. This builds on the partnership between Explora Journeys and luxury watchmaker Rolex, who will make its on-sea debut on EXPLORA I from next month too.
Reflecting Explora Journeys’ ‘European heritage and commitment to excellence’, the luxury cruise operator is partnering with brands among the most desirable and renowned for craftmanship.
The two watch stores of Cartier and Panerai, as well as the watch and jewellery store of Piaget, will complement the retail offering of The Journey. Each shop will have a spacious and elegant environment, reflecting the design language of each of the brands through architecture and interior, offering a world-class shopping experience.
Michael Ungerer, CEO Explora Journeys, said: “We are delighted to be launching this new luxury retail offering onboard EXPLORA I.
“Our goal is always to provide our travellers with an exceptional and unforgettable experience, and we believe that our new luxury retail partners, offering the best in Swiss luxury watchmaking and fine jewelleries, will help us to achieve that goal.
“Our guests are discerning travellers who expect the very best, and we are proud to be able to offer them a shopping experience that reflects our commitment to quality, luxury, and excellence,” Ungerer said.
A reference in the world of luxury, Cartier, whose name is synonymous with open-mindedness and curiosity, stands out with its creations and reveals beauty wherever it may lie. Jewellery, high jewellery, watchmaking and fragrances, leather goods and accessories: Cartier’s creations symbolise the convergence between exceptional craftsmanship and a timeless signature. Today, Cartier has a worldwide presence through its network of flagships and boutiques, authorized retail partners, and online.
Italianity, Marine World, Swiss Technicity and Modern Heroes: the four pillars that have long defined Panerai are translated into its first floating boutique, an immersive environment dedicated to the discovery of the Maison’s legendary DNA.
Founded in Florence in 1860 and still profoundly inspired by its origins, Panerai draws from its Italian design inheritance and cultural grounding to infuse both the Brand’s timepieces and store concept. With an illustrious history as the official purveyor of precision instruments to the Italian Royal Navy, a masterful Swiss expertise and an innovative spirit of technological research, Panerai is the depiction of pioneering luxury watchmaking, inextricably devoted to the sea, underwater exploration and journeys across the oceans of the planet.
Piaget epitomises daring creativity – a quality that has continued to permeate through the Maison since its beginnings in 1874. From his first workshop in La Côte-aux-Fées, Georges-Edouard Piaget devoted himself to crafting high-precision movements in a feat that formed the very foundations of their pioneering name.
In the late 1950s, Piaget unveiled the ultra-thin movements that would later become the Maison’s trademark and the cornerstone of the Altiplano collection. As a true innovator of the watch and jewellery world, Piaget strongly believed in creativity and artistic values. Through its pursuit of masterful craftsmanship, the Maison has created emblems of daring excellence channelled into its collections including Altiplano, Piaget Polo, Limelight Gala, Possession, Piaget Sunlight, Piaget Rose and Extremely Piaget.
The stores will open onboard EXPLORA I on 17 July 2023, and will be available exclusively to Explora Journeys guests.