In a glitzy event held in Beijing, China, this month, the World Luxury Association (WLA), which is a non-profit research organization, named its Top 100 most valuable luxury brands of the year.
In the automotive field, the Top 10 premium car brands included some of the usual suspects such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Ferrari and Lamborghini along with some surprise entrants like Saab’s former owner Spyker and Koenigsegg. Not that it matters any more, but Daimler’s Maybach brand didn’t make the cut.
The rest of the list includes brands from a variety of fields such as aircrafts, yachts, jewelry, watches, fashion and even liquor.
In addition to the Top 100, the World Luxury Association also released a report stating the China will become the world’s largest consumer of luxury goods.
“With the phenomenon of RMB appreciation and depreciation of the Euro and the number of Chinese traveling to Europe in 2012, total consumption of luxury goods is expected to reach 59 billion Euros – a record high. The spending power of Chinese overseas will urge China to become the world’s most powerful luxury consumer purchasing country,” said the organization in its report.
World Luxury Association Top 100 List:
WLA – World’s TOP10 Fashion:
HermesChanelLouis VuittonChristian DiorFerragamoVersacePradaFendiGiorgio ArmaniErmenegildo Zegna
WLA – World’s TOP10 Aircraft:
WLA – World’s TOP10 Yachts:
WLA – World’s TOP10 Cars:
WLA – World ‘ s TOP10 Jewelry:
CartierVan Cleef & ArpelsBoucheronHarry WinstonChaumetKloybateriBvlgariMontblancTiffany&CoMikimoto
WLA – World’s TOP10 Watches:
Patek PhilippeVacheron ConstantinPiagetJaeger-Le CoultreAudemars PiguetBlancpainRolexBreguetIWCFranck Muller
WLA World’s TOP10 Cosmetics:
ChanelChristian DiorGuerlainGivenchy Helena RubinsteinSisleyLa PrairieLa MerLancomeBiotherm
WLA – World’s TOP10 Liquors:
L’or De Jean MartellLouis XIIIRichard HennessyChateau Petrus WineChateau Lafite RothschildMacallanMeritageRon zacapaDom PerignonPerrier Jouet
WLA – World’s TOP10 Resorts:
Wakaya ClubNorth IslandHotel Turtle IslandFregate Island PrivateHotel Le ToinyBurj Al-ArabLe SirenuseArmani Hotel DubaiW-Hotel-Puerto RicoAmanruya
WLA – World’s TOP10 Innovative Brands:
Harley DavidsonBoseVertuLotosSteinwayBluthnerSegway PTAuroraSun Valley IcewineShangXia