by Stephen Garner

WHP Global has entered into a licensing agreement with E. Gluck Corporation to design, develop, and distribute watches for the Joseph Abboud brand.

New watch collections for the Joseph Abboud and JOE Joseph Abboud brands are slated to launch for winter 2020 and will be available at existing retail partners throughout the United States and internationally in 60 countries.

An assortment of Joseph Abboud and JOE Joseph Abboud’s pieces from its new collection will be made available at retail partners, including Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A Banks, K&G Stores, and Moores. The brand will also expand its retail footprint globally across the travel retail, digital, and e-commerce spaces. The new watch collections will be diversified with robust features and styles including high-quality Japanese movements, multi-functional movements, solar movements, and three hand movements.

“Joseph Abboud is one the most established and trusted designer brands in fashion, and we are thrilled to have the brand join the E. Gluck family,” said Bobbie Weichselbaum, CEO of E. Gluck Corporation. “We’re confident that our company’s classic watch design and manufacturing expertise, coupled with WHP Global’s management acumen, will enable the Joseph Abboud brand to continue its strong growth and reach its full potential. We look forward to the further expansion of our partnership.”

“Discovering new ways to grow the Joseph Abboud brand is a priority for us,” added Effy Zinkin, chief operating officer at WHP Global. “Our partnership with E. Gluck Corporation, who has been a major force in the watch industry for over 65 years, enables Joseph Abboud to expand to new distribution channels around the world.”