first_img Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Editors’ Recommendations Vertical integration is a goal in any industry.  Branding is a key to success, but in an industry built on detail oriented enthusiasts, recognition may prove easier.Vaucher is a movement house.  The Sandoz family acquired all the pieces to the puzzle completing the formation of this manufacturing powerhouse in 2003. Designing and manufacturing movements and parts for brands throughout the industry, they have certain recognition.  Located in Fleurier, Switzerland, Vaucher shares a home and all of its prowess with Parmigiani, its branding partner.  It seems the time has come for more than just watch nerds to know the Vaucher name.  It will now sit upon the dial of the new Vaucher brand and collection; Vaucher Private Label.Vaucher Private Label offers the consumer the totality of a watch manufacturing region for their own timepiece personalization.  They will offer the ability to create custom timepieces based off of a series of twenty-five pieces.  All extremely well made and high end down to the screws, Vaucher Private Label will offer consumers the highest end customizable timepiece in the market.  There are very few companies in the world that can offer such a service, and Vaucher Private Label will be the first to do so.With the ability to create custom dials, case dimensions, and branding detail, a high end custom timepiece is within reach.  It is fortuitous for Vaucher to realize this void in the market place.  With the rising popularity of brands like Bamford Watch Dept, the demand for unique and custom timepieces is apparent.  I am sure pricing will reflect the quality and custom attributes of a bespoke designed timepiece by Vaucher Private Label, but this watch world is small and it can be pricy to have Fleurier at your disposal. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashionlast_img read more

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TORONTO — Troubled Chinese forestry company Sino-Forest Corp. said Friday that holders of about 72% of its outstanding notes have agreed support a restructuring at the company.Sino-Forest said the support follows a deal with an ad hoc committee of noteholders in March to support “either a sale of the company to a third party or a restructuring under which the noteholders would acquire substantially all of the assets of the company.”Once the most valuable forestry company on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Sino-Forest was accused of fraud last year by short seller Muddy Waters Research.Sino-Forest and several former executives have since also been accused of lying to investors and attempting to mislead investigators by the Ontario Securities Commission.The case has also been referred to the RCMP for investigation.[np-related]The company filed for court protection from creditors earlier this year and put itself up for sale, saying that if it doesn’t receive a suitable takeover offer it will implement a restructuring plan under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Since then, Sino-Forest has been working to gain support from its noteholders.On Friday, the company said noteholders holding at least two-thirds of the principal amount of each of Sino-Forest’s four series of notes have now agreed to support a restructuring.Sino-Forest owns and manages tree plantations as well as manufacturing operations in China.The company has been accused of overstating its assets and revenue as well as misleading investors as to the relationship between Sino-Forest, founder and former chief executive Allen Chan and Greenheart, a publicly traded company listed in Hong Kong.The regulator also alleged Chan secretly controlled companies that received more than $22 million when Sino-Forest bought a controlling interest in Greenheart, which has forest concessions in Suriname.Chan resigned as chief executive of Sino-Forest in August after the OSC first began its investigation, but remained founding chairman emeritus until he resigned from the company in April.Sino-Forest filed a report by its own independent committee earlier this year into the allegations by Muddy Waters, but fell short of bringing investors any closer to seeing a return on their investment in the company.Its shares have been delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange.The Canadian Press read more

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