Detroit’s Bedrock Manufacturing to Design, Produce Marc Jacobs Watches

Bedrock Manufacturing, the parent company of the Shinola and Filson brands, has partnered with Marc Jacobs International to design and create watches. // Photograph Courtesy of Shinola

Marc Jacobs International and Detroit’s Bedrock Manufacturing have agreed to design, produce, and launch a collection of Marc Jacobs watches.

“Marc’s legacy in watches is remarkable, and the folks behind the brand are a joy to work with,” says Tom Kartsotis, founder of Bedrock Manufacturing. “We look forward to a great partnership with the brand.”

The watches are expected to be available in select retailers beginning in October. Bedrock is the parent company to the Shinola and Filson brands.

“We are excited to partner with a company that shares our commitment to detail and quality,” says Eric Marechalle, CEO of Marc Jacobs International. “Through Marc’s unique design lens and Bedrock’s well-established expertise in craftsmanship, we look forward to a new chapter of Marc Jacobs Watches.”

Marc Jacobs was born in New York City and founded his namesake fashion line in 1984.