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Our journey as a company and team in our relentless pursuit of what's next.

Breda @ Capsule

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Breda had it's debut at Capsule NY this year. Snuck into the many trade-show nooks, you found the signature Grand Time wooden pallets, carrying the symmetrically arranged Breda Watches a-top, as designed by our art director, Carlos Zuniga. The wooden-etched logo and the wide range of Breda styles brought the eyes to match. Many new friends and partners later, we look forward to the Capsule experience again in Vegas and the years to come! 

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JBW Spring Launch

JBW's Spring '15 Collection is live with three new stand out styles. The G3 is a G4 update. Notice the updated 46mm case size and double time zone. The next fav is the game changer: The Rook. This power piece is all about the statement, hence it's accentuated crown. The last style, and a ladies' staple, the Emerald. This piece is a nod to Seattle's vivacious vibes; perfect for the vivacious woman.  Check out the full JBW Spring Collection Here. 

Breda Website Unveil

The new Breda website has officially launched, along with our Spring 2015 Collection. We are so proud to unveil the minimal scheme that is the makeup of Breda. Breda is about appealing to the masses. We live beyond labels and have created a website that carries this same aesthetic. It's a  stylish lifestyle that everyone can wear. 

A big thank you to our partners and contributors, Teke Busk, Athletics NYC Team, Nathan Perkel, & Lucinda Constable.

Check out the Breda Spring 2015 Collection and stay up to date with what's happening at Breda:

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Welcome to Grand Time

This week we debuted Grand Time’s new home & design studio, the root of our creations. One main attraction was the functional pop-up display featuring JBW and Breda’s latest collections. A design created to mimic it’s industrial foundation with the very pallets that deliver our goods.  The fruit of our labor was sweetened by our friends and family who came, saw, & mingled over tacos, drinks, & ice pops. Thanks for beating the storm and showering us with your support. 

JBW launches Fall 14' collection with video look book

We’ve just launched the Fall campaign for JBW and this year’s launch comes in the form of a video look book. A new approach at showcasing the new collection, the video captures a typical day of an aspiring photographer along with friends as they explore Dallas (our home) in search of the perfect shot. A bit of perseverance, some trespassing, and good company, is all what was needed for a successful shoot.


Behind the Scenes: JBW in Las Vegas

The JBW team killed it this year at the annual JCK, the largest jewelry and watch trade show in the US. Our new booth, designed by Carlos Zuniga, featured a concrete art installation and a hand painted mural. Look out for JBW in more retailers this Fall!

Where we work: Dallas Studio

It’s important for us to have a space that inspires creativity and reflects our contemporary, minimal and energetic lifestyle. Here is an inside look at our studio in Deep Ellum.

From the Mind of a Game Changer

Here is a short piece from an interview with our daredevil leader, Amir Meghani. He tells us about his inspirations, goals, personal interests, and what he's doing to change the game. 

J: Why watches? How did you get into it?

A: My family has been in the watch business since 1950. (our history)

 

J: What's it like running a brand? (Referring to JBW)

A: It's exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Every decision I make is a new obstacle I am facing. I haven't done this before, I never dreamed of running a brand, let alone my own business. Even though JBW is growing, I acknowledge it can all go away very quickly. I am constantly aware of competition, industry movements and fashion culture. I don't believe in standing still, being in cruise control is boring. Running JBW requires making decisions about design, product, marketing, sales channel development, the people we hire, expansion, and much more. The effects of the decisions do not hit you until 2-3 years later, precise planning and a vision is very important to running a brand.

 

J: What do you enjoy the most about owning your own company?

A: Carving my own path.

 

J: What keeps you motivated in your business?

A: Our team, they challenge me daily. We have some of the most talented individuals working at JBW. Our team constantly pushes me to think how we can innovate in a meaningful way with product, marketing, sales, and our infrastructure. They push me to stay hungry, and not lose sight of our brand vision.

 

J: You're young, ambitious, and you own your own company. Do you have time to do anything else?

A: Fortunately yes, I have always tried to keep my life in balance.  First is spending time with family. It's funny because I am in a family business and work with my father and siblings. But, spending time with family outside of work is very important and keeps me grounded.

I grew up playing soccer. I still play competitively and even travel for tournaments with a team. Playing a team sport my whole life has translated into how I approach building the team at JBW. Every one plays a role, not just the 11 men on the pitch but the entire team – for example, our logistics team gets no recognition, but bring it every day so that our customers are served on time. They are key to the growth of our business.

Last and probably favorite is traveling... sorry Mom. I am fortunate to travel for JBW, while away I try and take one off adventures. The world is much smaller now, seeing and connecting with people or things from around the world is at our fingertips. Although this is true, I believe in interpersonal experiences and feeling the energy of a city. JBW is slowly becoming an international brand, and part of that for me is to understand the themes of youth culture and fashion from around the world. So I guess this one is work related, I'll take it.

 

J: Describe yourself in three words.

A: Calculated, misunderstood, and balanced.

 

J: What advice would you give to those who are trying to build their own business in the fashion industry?

A: First, don't start a business unless it's an obsession and your passion. Surround yourself with people who you will enjoy working with and believe in your vision. Fashion is an ever-changing industry, do not stand still – it will rush right past you. Travel, it has been key to the growth of our brands. Attempt to connect with your target audience. Lastly, have fun and don't be afraid to make a bold move – you won't regret it.

@amirmeghani